Sage is a member of the mint family.  Sage has a wonderful scent and a long history of use. It is said that where sage grows well in the garden, the wife rules and that sage will flourish or not depending on the success of the business of the household. Common sage (garden sage, culinary sage) gets woody and bushy and is really neat-looking. Give it its own corner of the garden because it will take over. Sage is masculine in nature and is linked the planet Jupiter. 

Sage is symbol of The Maiden in May, White sage is made into sage smudge sticks which can now be found in every new age store you may visit . My Celtic ancestors would not of burnt sage but a mixture of plants which were native in our areas. 

Sage is also believed to help alleviate sorrow of the death of a loved one.

To make a wish, write your wish on a sage leaf and sleep with it under your pillow for three days and then bury it. 

Sage tea has antiseptic qualities and makes a good gargle for sore throats.

This Earth herb in particular is good for slaying the ego. Emotionally, sage helps build strength and courage, and, as an Earth herb, is an important aid in grounding oneself. Sage is great for cleansing an area of all that is negative or left over.

Sage is used to cleanse an area of negativity, it’s also great for cleansing negative energy. Pop sage leaves in your shoes to protect against psychic attack. 

Place sage in the four corners of your home to help limit the negative energies, especially if you have moody teenagers... hehehehe. 

Finally sage can be used in every type of Purification, cleansing, bringing the clarity of mind, healing, help with psychic power and spiritual growth, it brings home protection and general protection, wisdom and knowledge.