Used for cooking, Sage has a slight peppery flavor. It is commonly used in British, Italian and Middle Eastern cooking. Of course, here in America, we all know it is a key ingredient in Turkey stuffing and seasoning! :)
Interesting Note: The names Salvia and "Sage" are derived from the Latin salvere ("to save"), referring to the healing properties long attributed to the various Salvia species. Modern evidence shows possible uses as an anti-sweating agent, antibiotic, antifungal, astringent, antispasmodic, estrogenic, hypoglycemic, and tonic.
Investigations have taken place into using sage as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease patients.