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The All Things Plants Top 25 Salvias and Agastaches

By dave
September 20, 2014

Let's open Salvias and Agastaches week with a look at the most popular plants in the database. 'Black and Blue', 'Golden Jubilee', and 'Hot Lips' top the list, of course.

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Name: Kyla
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kylaluaz
Sep 19, 2014 6:18 PM CST
I was glad to see the medicinal use of culinary sage mentioned, but I'd like to offer an alternative method:

Take whole leaves of sage and steep for ten minutes in water just boiled. Yes, it is a strong-tasting beverage but with the addition of a spoonful of honey it's right tasty, and it's an excellent remedy for the winter congestion we can get, colds, bronchial and sinus congestion, etc.

Traditionally sage was said to give strength and this tea is a real tonic and strengthener of the immune system. I don't use sage leaves in cooking a whole lot but I always like to have a healthy patch growing so I can have some for those winter teas. It's a beautiful plant, too.

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