Sage is a perennial. Sage’s genus name, Salvia, means “to heal,” reflecting its early use as a medicinal (not culinary) herb.
Medicinal uses of sage: Mouth and throat inflammations.
Chamomile is an annual. Use chamomile flower heads for infusions and salves.
Medicinal uses of chamomile: Indigestion, anxiety, skin inflammations.
Basil is an annual. Harvest the young leaves of what’s called “the king of herbs” as needed.
Medicinal uses of basil: Flatulence, lack of appetite, cuts and scrapes.