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DESCRIPTION

Pineapple Sage, Salvia elegans

Pineapple Sage is a perennial shrub native to Mexico and Guatemala. It has edible tubular red flowers that are full of nectar and a scent to the leaves similar to pineapple. The red flowers attract butterflies and especially hummingbirds.

Pineapple Sage is a delicate member of the Mint family and tropical cousin of Garden Sage. It contains many of the same clarifying, digestive and immune-boosting qualities as its Mediterranean counterpart, yet also contributes a calming, cooling and paradisiacal element to a tea or remedy. It is sweet and relaxing in nature, with adaptogenic properties that help reduce stress and anxiety.


USES

  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Clears mental fatigue
  • Reduces anxiety and stress
  • Relieves constipation
  • Promotes digestion
  • Soothes gastritis, acidity and burning sensations

qualities

  • Relaxant
  • Anti-anxiety
  • Adaptogen
  • Cooling
  • Sweet
  • Antacid
  • Antibacterial