Sage is an
unusual herb, in that much of the folklore relates to a specific
variety. In general however, "sage" means a wise man, and
this term comes from the belief that sage was thought to impart
wisdom and improve one's memory.
herbalist, Gerard wrote that, "Sage is singularly good for
the head and brain, it quickeneth the senses and memory,
strengtheneth the sinews, restoreth health to those that have the
palsy, and taketh away shakey trembling of the members." .
folklore tells us that the wife will rule the household when
Sage grows well in the garden. It also tells us sage will grow well
depending on whether the household's business prospers or fails. Put
the two folklores together and make of it what you may!
symbolizes domestic virtue, wisdom, skill, esteem, long life, good
health, mitigates grief, and increases psychic powers.