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Sage

Salvia elegans

Habitat:

http://www.rubythroat.org/SagePineappleM...

Notes:

Sage contains rosmarinic acid, which is a potent antioxidant as well as anti-inflammatory agent. Rosmarinic acid can be readily absorbed and acts to reduce harmful inflammation. Increased intake of sage as a seasoning in food is recommended for persons with inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, as well as bronchial asthma and atherosclerosis. Research confirms what herbalists have long known: sage is an outstanding memory enhancer. Sage helps provide better brain function and has been used in the treatment of cerebrovascular disease for over a thousand years. Research has suggested that it may be an effective option to help treat Alzheimer`s disease. The benefits of sage are effective for symptoms of menopause, night sweats and hot flashes. There`s also compelling evidence that sage may provide benefits for some people with diabetes by its ability to boost insulin`s action.

8 Comments

Ryan Fezz
Ryan Fezz 7 years ago

The second sentence referred to Salvia coccinea, not elegans, my apologies.

Ryan Fezz
Ryan Fezz 7 years ago

The flowers of elegans are longer, narrower and have much shorter lips on the lower parts of the flowers. They bloom for much longer parts of the year and being native are very likely to come back each year. Generally the flowers of elegans are closer to pink as well.

p.young713
p.young713 9 years ago

Thank You, AshishNimkar!
Yes ~florida33girl, I went out and crushed the leaves it does smell like pineapples. The link says it blooms, late summer & all autumn
http://www.rubythroat.org/SagePineappleM...
Thank You, for the information, I did not know that about the leaves.
The variety "Honey Melon", which has the same pineapple fragrance in the leaves, blooms early in the summer, rather than in autumn.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_eleg...
This is one of the plants that I did not plant, I comes back every year, same spot.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Now they are glowing with pure glory.. Perfect spotting for Colour Red mission..!!

florida33girl
florida33girl 9 years ago

Is this definitely pineapple sage? Mine doesn't usually start blooming until next month, when the days are shorter than nights. Could this be Salvia coccinea instead? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_cocc...) Very easy to tell if you're not sure - crush the leaves and see if they smell like pineapple.

p.young713
p.young713 9 years ago

I changed the brightness, AshishNimkar!!

p.young713
p.young713 9 years ago

Ok

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Please reduce brightness of 3rd picture which is better. Then put it on front.

p.young713
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Spotted on Sep 1, 2011
Submitted on Sep 1, 2011

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