Sage

Salvia officinalis

Find this plant in Hortus Dijkspark.

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Description

Salvia officinalis, or Sage, is an evergreen shrub and part of the lamiaceae or labiatae family. Sage is often found in the wild along dry banks or in rocky areas, preferring places with little soil. A sage plant will generally grow to about 60cm. It blooms purple flowers from June to August. 

Sage has been used medicinally for thousands of years as an herbal remedy for digestive issues. It can be used as a gargle for sore throats and its leaves can also soothe toothaches.