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Green sage (Salvia officinalis) is a perennial herb that belongs to the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is native to the Mediterranean region, but is widely cultivated around the world for its culinary and medicinal uses.

 

The plant typically grows up to 2 feet tall and has square stems with soft, velvety leaves that are green-gray in color. The leaves are highly aromatic and have a slightly bitter, earthy taste. The plant produces small, purple or blue flowers in early summer that attract bees and other pollinators.

 

Green sage has a long history of medicinal use for a variety of conditions, including sore throats, coughs, indigestion, and menstrual problems. It is also used as a natural remedy for memory loss and cognitive decline. In cooking, it is a popular herb used to flavor savory dishes such as mains, soups, and sauces, and is a key ingredient in many traditional Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes. leaves that can be used to create a natural green dye for textiles and other materials.

 

In many cultures, green sage is believed to have protective properties against evil spirits and negative energies. It is often used in smudging ceremonies, where dried sage leaves are burned and the smoke is used to purify a space. 

 

Green sage contains essential oils such as thujone, camphor, cineole, and borneol. These oils give the plant its distinct aroma and flavor, and also have antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidant properties. it is important to note that some of these compounds, such as thujone, can be toxic in high doses and may cause side effects. As with any herbal supplement, it is important to consult with a healthcare provider before using green sage for medicinal purposes. 


 

 

 

Green Sage (Salvia Officinalis)

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  • Green sage prefers well-drained, slightly acidic soil with a pH of 6.0 to 7.0. It can tolerate dry soil, but prefers moist soil that is not waterlogged.

    The plant requires full sun to grow and thrive.

     It should be watered regularly, especially during hot and dry weather. However, it is important not to overwater the plant, as it is susceptible to root rot. Allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings.

    Green sage does not require much fertilizer, but can benefit from a light application of balanced fertilizer in the spring.

    To promote bushy growth prune regularly. Prune the plant in the early spring, cutting back any dead or damaged stems.

    Relatively pest and disease-resistant, but can be susceptible to fungal diseases if the soil is too wet. Avoid overhead watering and provide good air circulation around the plant.

  • Untreated seeds that were organically produced and certified by the soil association

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