Plant Profile: Sage

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

Salvia officinalis

Also, Known As:

  • Common Sage
  • Dalmatian Sage
  • Garden Sage
  • Meadow Sage
  • Red Sage
  • Sage
  • Scarlet Sage
  • True Sage

Considered all across the world as a valuable culinary spice, and cultivated everywhere, the sage is a perennial shrub that grows best in its wild state in Europe and in the Mediterranean areas of the world. The plant consists of a strongly branched root system, which produces square and finely hairy sterns. These are woody at the base and bear oblong leaves. The floral leaves of the sage are ovate to ovate-lanceolate. The flowers of the sage are small and two-lipped and they grow in whorls. The flowers are blue, purple or white in color.

The versatile sage can be used for bringing in quick relief from a variety of ailments, both minor and major. For example, to gain immediate relief from itching and swelling accompanying insect bites, a few fresh…

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