Cowboy Sage / Cowboy-Salbei

Damals im Wilden Westen, als die Cowboys und Cowgirls noch kaum Zugang zu Hygiene und Kosmetik hatten, mussten sie sich irgendwie behelfen, um nicht schrecklich zu müffeln.

Sie rupften Blätter eines wohlriechenden Strauches, dem “Cowboy Cologne” oder “Cowboy Sage” und schmierten sie sich unter die Achseln oder … wohin auch immer!

Cowboysalbei (Artemisia californica) riecht intensiv und entwickelt ordentlich stark!

Ähnlich wie der Salbei verbreitet er einen aromatischen Geruch, besonders wenn er nass ist. Er ist dem Salbei allerdings nicht verwandt. Im Gegensatz zu ihm schmeckt er bitter. Vermutlich dient dieser Geruch zur Abschreckung von Tieren. Wird auch Kalifornischer Beifuß genannt!

„In der Vergangenheit wurde es von den Cahuilla-Eingeborenen zur Behandlung von Husten und Erkältungen eingesetzt. Sie kauten die Blätter, entweder getrocknet oder frisch. Es wurde von Frauen aus Cahuilla und Tongva verwendet, um Menstruationsbeschwerden zu lindern und die Wehen zu erleichtern”, sagt Wikipedia! Ich liebe es!

Mein Film “Cowboy Cologne”, deutsche Version: vimeo.com/380123208

REZEPT

  • 1 l Cowboysalbeitee
  • 80 g Soda
  • 20 g Vitamin C
  • 30° 15 min

Back in the Wild West, when cowboys and cowgirls hardly had access to hygiene and cosmetics, they had to somehow improvise in order not to smell terribly.

They plucked leaves from a fragrant bush, the “Cowboy Cologne” or “Cowboy Sage” and smeared them under their armpits or … wherever!

Cowboy sage (Artemisia californica) smells strong and makes a good, powerful developer!

Similar to sage, it gives off an aromatic odor, especially when wet. However, it is not related to sage. Unlike it, it tastes bitter. Presumably this smell is used to deter animals. Also called California mugwort!

„It is endemic to the California chaparral and woodlands ecoregion, in coastal sage scrub, coastal strand, chaparral, and dry foothill communities“ says Wikipedia!

„In the past it was employed as a treatment to fight coughs and colds by the Cahuilla natives. They chewed the leaves, either dried or fresh. It was used by women of the Cahuilla and Tongva to alleviate menstrual cramps and to ease labor.“ I love it!

My film “Cowboy Cologne”, English version: vimeo.com/380298895

RECIPE

  • 1 l cowboy sage tea
  • 80 g soda
  • 20 g vitamin c
  • 30° 15 min

 

3 thoughts on “Cowboy Sage / Cowboy-Salbei

  1. Hi! firstly thank you so much for providing these organic methods.
    I just wanted to know, in a lot of recipes, there is a ’30 ° 15 min’ does it mean that I have to boil the mixture with Vitamin C and soda at that temperature, should I let it sit for a few hours before I can use it? Also whenever I create a tea of the major ingredient for eg. Sage Tea, should I always let it sit overnight before I mix Vitamin C and Soda?

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    1. I do it mostly like this: I boil a tea from the sage or whatever and wait until it cooled down to approx 30°. Then I take the leaves out, and add vitamin c and the soda. Sometimes I let it sit over night, sometimes not. Probably not a significant difference! Good luck 😉

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