Great picture of mint from our Jardin pontanique. Between math and physics, you can go take a look and think about the great meals and drinks you can make with this delicious plant! It is worth taking care of it… Photo and caption by Raphaël
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« I thought my friend Victor was one of the tallest person I knew at school, but the visit to the garden proved me wrong! Look at these plants! They don’t seem to be in great shape, but how huge are they! To compare, Victor is 1m94 tall! » – Photo and caption by Hugo
When one looks at 1 square meter of this place, one cannot see a piece of art, but a small “piece of life”. Hundreds of species are flying on the surface or slithering under the weeds and the “jardin pontanique” is like a huge window on this invisible world. – Text and photos by Charles-Auguste.
Throughout history, sage has been praised for its numerous benefits, and has even been called the “sacred herb”.
The Romans and Gauls used it to help women to give birth and to prevent many diseases. Its use continued throughout the Middle Age until today. Indeed, many kings saw it as a way to extend their life and protect themselves from diseases. Native Americans use it in the smudging ceremony to bless
people and places and to clear out of their bad spirits.
Sage has many medicinal properties. It reduces belly aches, tackles difficult digestion, treats gum infections, calms hot flushes, reduces cholesterol levels, and helps to regulate insulin levels. Some researchers even pointed out in 2003 that it may be useful to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
How to use it:
It can be used in the kitchen to enhance many dishes and sauces thanks to its savory and peppery flavor, when cut into small pieces.
Also, you can boil sages leaves and drink them as an herbal tea for 2 weeks to treat aches. Beware of not consuming too much though, because this triggers hot flushes and headaches (but this is very rare). (photo and text by Inès)