Sage (Salvia officinalis)

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  1.   1.  Description
    1.   1.1  Types
  2.   2.  Obtainment
  3.   3.  Uses
    1.   3.1  Medicine
  4.   4.  Names
  5.   5.  More
  6.   6.  'Souls
Common Name Sage, more
Latin Name Salvia officinalis
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1.  Description

Sage is a perennial, evergreen subshrub, with woody stems and grayish leaves (though human cultivars can be purple, rose, cream, and yellow), almost white underneath with pale hairs. It grows to 2 ft (0.61 m) tall and wide, with lavender flowers most common, though they can also be white, pink, or purple. The plant flowers in late spring or summer.

1.1  Types

  • Diviner's Sage: A psychoactive plant which can induce dissociative effects and is a potent producer of "visions" and other hallucinatory experiences. Though it is native to isolated mountain forests in Mexico, it was commonly cultivated in times of humanity, and may rarely be found growing in habitats similar to its home state.
  • Pineapple Sage: A sage plant with a pineapple fragrance; often cultivated by humanity. It is far less frost-tolerant than other varieties which may grow within 'Souls, and dies after the first frost.
  • Clary Sage: A sage plant that reaches 3 to 4 ft (0.91 to 1.2 m) in height, with flowers in large colorful bracts that range in color from pale mauve, lilac, white, or pink. The distilled essential oil is used widely in perfumes and as a muscatel flavoring for vermouths, wines, and liqueurs. It is also used in aromatherapy for relieving anxiety and fear, menstrual-related problems such as PMS and cramping, and helping with insomnia.

2.  Obtainment

Very easy. This plant was well known to the humans for its food and healing uses; it was frequently cultivated in gardens.

3.  Uses

  • Food: It has a savoury, slightly peppery flavor.
  • Sage Oil: Sage oil has been suggested to boost short-term memory performance in many using it as a dietary supplement; however, sage oils can be toxic and may trigger miscarriages, as well as "cause dizziness, rapid heartbeat, and provoke epileptic seizures."

3.1  Medicine

  • Diuretic, local anesthetic, a styptic (stops bleeding), antisweating agent, antibiotic, antifungal, astringent, antispasmodic, estrogenic, hypoglycemic, and tonic.

4.  Names

sage, common sage, garden sage, golden sage, kitchen sage, true sage, culinary sage, Dalmatian sage, broadleaf sage, adaçayi ("island tea"), maramia

5.  More

6.  'Souls

  • Hey, did your character do something cool with this plant?

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