Originally Published on: Nov 27, 2016 – 20:02 by A-G @ soultranslations.com

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What Is It?

  • herb
  • small evergreen shrub (Labiatae family-related to mint)
  • wonderful smell
  • pine-like fragrance
  • pungent flavor
  • perfect to flavor to chicken, lamb, pork, salmon and tuna, soups, and sauces
  • many health benefits
  • native to the Mediterranean

Healing Properties/Health Benefits

  • stimulates the immune system
  • increases circulation
  • improves digestion
  • may be useful for reducing the severity of asthma attacks
  • increase the blood flow to the head and brain, improving concentration


  • good source of vitamin A (in the form of provitamin A carotenoid phytonutrients)

Availability and How To Grow

  • available throughout the year
  • choose organic when possible
  • Fresh
    • better flavor than dried
    • should look vibrantly fresh, deep sage green, free from yellow or dark spots
    • store in refrigerator (in original packaging or damp paper towel)
  • Dried
    • keep in a tightly sealed container in a cool, dark and dry
    • lasts about six months



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