Purple sage ~ Salvia officinalis ‘Purpurascens’
A wonderful sage that fulfils all your medicinal and culinary needs as well as having lovely purple and green leaves. What’s not to like? It’s a wee bit hardier (to cold and wet) than Common Sage and can grow bigger. but apart from those two things (and obviously colour) it is just like Common Sage. 🌿All my herbs are grown organically.
- Growth Type; Woody perennial
Growing Purple Sage
- Climate; Any
- Exposure; Full sun and can handle a bit of wind. Drought hardy
- Soil; Reasonably fertile and free draining
- Tips; Harvest/prune at least once a year to keep it from getting leggy.
Using Purple Sage
- Parts Used; Leaves
- Medicinal Actions and Uses; Carminative, spasmolytic, astringent, anti-hidrotic, anti-catarrhal, anti-microbial, emmenagogue, febrifuge, stimulant. And of course culinary. It is an essential herb for the home herbalist, see links for uses. DO NOT USE MEDICINALLY IF PREGNANT.
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DISCLAIMER; The content on this website is not intended as a medical reference but as a source of information. I, SandRa Timmins (she), am not a qualified herbalist and recommend you see your GP or holistic practitioner before dabbling in herbal remedies especially for; serious/chronic conditions, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you are already taking pharmaceuticals. Treat herbal remedies with respect, they can be powerful.