The common myrtle (Myrtus communis), also called "The Lagui Grass" is a bushy shrub in the family Myrtaceae. It can reach exceptional longevity, sometimes more than 300 years. It was a sacred tree among the Romans and dedicated to Venus, crowns were made with its branches, while the wood was burned as incense.
Pineapple sage or Tangerine Sage is a perennial shrub native to Mexico and Guatemala. The leaves and flowers are edible. The plant is extensively used in Mexican traditional medicine, especially for the treatment of anxiety, and also for lowering of blood pressure.
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