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IBSARESDUAmerican University of Beirut
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English Name
Sage
Scientific Name
Salvia officialis or Salvia triloba
Arabic Name
قصعين
Transliteration
Kaśîn
Description
Perennial shrub that reaches a height of 0.6 meters, has gray to silver-green leaves with a velvety texture, and white, blue, or purple flowers that bloom from late winter to early summer *see picture
Seasonality
All year long
Locality
N/A
Habitat
"Dry banks and stony places, usually in limestone areas and often where there is very little soil -- Cannot grow in the shade, requires dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought ** Southern Europe to Asia Minor but grows also in the US "
Medical Properties
To relieve stomach and G.I. discomforts
Edible Portions
Leaves
MOC
Leaves and flowers are eaten raw or cooked; A herb tea is made from the fresh or dried leaves
Family
Lamiaceae (mint family)
Compounds
Therapeutic Uses
recipes
Sage herbal tea
Stuffed Sage leaves
 
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