Pineapple sage possesses an incredible fruity fragrance. The red flowers are tubular which attracts humming birds which is a prime pollinator. The leaves and flowers are used to make a fragrant mild tea. This plant appears from mountains of Southern Mexico. This perennial plant grows up to 1-1.5 m in height. The crushed leaves have a scent. The leaf surfaces have short and fine hairs.
||Mexico and Guatemala. It reside Madrean and Mesoamerican pine oak forest between 6,000 and 9,000 ft. (1,800 and 2,700 m).
||Pineapple Sage, Honey Melon Sage, Pineapple Scented Sage, Tangerine Sage
|Name in Other Languages
French: Sauge Ananas;
Mexico: Flor del Cerro;
Portuguese: Sábio Abacaxi;
|Plant Growth Habit
||Semi woody, subshrub
||Fertile, moist and well drained
||Height: 1-1.5 m
||Opposite, simple, pale green, elliptic, grey-green; Length: 5-10 cm
||Hermaphrodite, ruby red, Length:2.5-5 cm
||Small, football shaped, dark colored
- Body heat
- Assist digestion
- Heart burn
- It provides relief from anxiety.
- The plant is used for healing purposes and also lowers blood pressure.
- This herb calms the nervous system, serves as a tonic, improves digestive system and treats heartburn.
- It also treats depression.
- This herb treats snake bites, infection, eye problems, epilepsy, memory loss, intoxication, intestinal problems and worms.
- It is also used as an aphrodisiac.
- It possesses adaptogenic properties.
- It should not be used for more than one month.
- The tea of Pineapple sage should not be consumed for more than 10 days.
- The pregnant and breast feeding women should avoid it.
- It may interact with the sedative medications.
- It may cause sleepiness.
- The people should consult the health practitioner.
- One cup of herbal infusion is recommended in a day.
- One should be aware of the side effects.
- It may cause convulsions when taken in excessive amounts.
|How to Eat
- The red flowers are used in salads.
- The leaves are added to savory dishes.
- The leaves and flowers are added to salads or desserts.
- The flowers are used in jam or jelly concoctions and potpourri.
- It is added to pork or chicken recipes.
- It is used in sponge cakes.
- It is used on waffles, pancakes, ice cream and fruit salads.
- The flowers are fruit puddings, fruit cocktails, garnish and dessert.
- The leaves are kneaded to raisin dough bread.
- The fresh leaves are steeped in a hot apple juice.
- Leaves are used to brew tea.