Pineapple sage is Native to Central Mexico where is extensively used in traditional medicine, especially for the treatment of anxiety.
It belongs to Salvia species and it is used in cooking, baking and beverages. Unlike common sage (Salvia officinalis) and Greek sage (Salvia fruticosa), pineapple sage usually isn't available in common markets. When crushed, the leaves have a tangy fragrance and flavor of pineapple and can be used in summer beverages such as herbal hot or iced teas or cocktails, muddled with lime juice, or chopped on fruit salad. The bright, red flowers are also edible and taste like a combination of citrus and mint.