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Sage

When I touched the sage leaf, I felt how thick it was and I could feel differents motifs on the upper side of the leaf. By looking closer I noticed those patterns which reminded me of spreading branches of a river delta. (text and photo by Chamod)

Sage


Here’s a plant that grows between a rosemary bush and the orange thyme. I is not very high ( about 20 or 30 cm) nor does it have a particular smell. But I chose it for its leaves, their colour and their texture. The leaves are not just green, but also have some grey and blue, and are very pale. If you take them in your hands they are soft as velvet.
Text and photo by Marguerite.



Sage

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)