Sage is available for purchase at a variety of stores, including Wal-Mart and Target. Sage is also available at most supermarkets, such as Stop and Shop and Whole Foods, that sell other similar herbs and spices.
With its pleasant savory, peppery flavor, sage is often a key ingredient in cooking, particularly in British and Italian cuisines. It is popular in America for its use in stuffing, along with onions, as an accompaniment to turkey at Thanksgiving. It is also known for its medicinal properties and has been shown to enhance cognitive performance, with a similar effect to the caffeine in coffee.