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Wood Sage

Teucrium scorodonia

PLANT FAMILY

Lamiaceae.

AROMA

A fresh green and earthy/rocky aroma.

TASTE

The leaves contain a bitter resin.

CHARACTERISTICS

Straight rhizomatous perennial to 30cm, with pale yellowish green flowers which flower July to September.

Traditionally, wood sage was used medicinally for respiratory infections and skin complaints, and also has antibiotic properties.

It is also a Hebridean remedy for ‘sore head’, and has been recorded as being used as a remedy to jaundice in the islands.

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