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Herb name: Sage, Salvia officinalis

herbs - sage

Family: Lamiaceae

Useful plant parts: Leaves

Description: Sage is a herb usually high between 20 and 60 cm. In the lower parts, it has somewhat thicker wooden branches, and above them, green and hairy stalks that have a edgy surface are located. Egg-shaped leaves are placed on short petioles, and are grayish-green colored. They are also covered with relatively thick hair. The flowers are purple colored and collected in blooms on the tops of the stems.

Collecting period and locations: Young branches with leaves are picked before the plants start to flower (in late spring) and are dried quickly in a shady, airy and warm place. As for the locations where it can be found, sage is a relatively common plant in warmer regions, especially on the rocky terrain of the Mediterranean.

Medicinal properties and applications: Sage tea is used to treat inflammations of the oral cavity and pharynx. It calms down the body, reduces perspiration and encourages the work of the stomach and intestines. Essential oil from sage has disinfective properties, reduces spasms and it is effective against diarrhea.

Sage can also be added as a spice to many different meals, such as roasted trout, roasted hake, fried sardines, tuna sauce, but also many other.

Active compounds: Essential oils, tannins and flavonoids.

Recipe: Two small spoons of dried leaves of sage are added to 1/4 liter of cold water which is slowly heated until the boiling point. After that, the tea is strained and is ready for use. One should drink 2-3 cups of this tea a day.

 

 

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