Sage has a strong flavour and should be used sparingly in cooking. Small amounts of sage leaves are often used in cooking meats and poultry. Sage goes very well with pork, duck, sausage, and bacon.
On Crete, Sage is often used in the process of smoking sausages, and while baking the traditional hard bread of Crete named Dakos by inserting twigs of Sage in the wood-fired oven.
Sage tea is also a popular drink on Crete and is said to ease menopause related ailments.
Ancient Greek physicians, such as Dioscurides and Hippocrates, were very familiar with the medicinal and therapeutic qualities and applications of sage. Folk medicine in many parts of the world also consider Sage as a "cure all" medicine.
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