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Salvia aegyptiaca

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Lamiaceae
Rank  Species
Order  Lamiales
Genus  Salvia
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Similar  Cayman Sage, Wild Clary, Chia, Kapok Bush, Maerua crassifolia

Salvia aegyptiaca (Egyptian sage) is a herbaceous plant species belonging to the Lamiaceae family.

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Distribution

Salvia aegyptiaca Salvia aegyptiaca Plant Biodiversity of SouthWestern Morocco

S. aegyptiaca is found in the Cape Verde Islands, Canary Islands, NW and N. Africa, Sudan, Ethiopia, Arabian peninsula, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India.

Morphology

Salvia aegyptiaca Photoguide to the Plants of Southern Morocco

It is herbaceous, with erect-ascending stems. The leaves are oblong to linear-elliptic, rugulose, serrated. This species has inflorescences of simple racemes, sometimes branched. Bracts are present. The corolla has a blue-violet color.

Pharmacognosy

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Salvia aegyptiaca has been studied due to its uses in folk medicine in the Old World to treat diarrhoea, gonorrhoea and haemorrhoids, plus it has been used as demulcent, antispasmodic, cicatrizant, antiseptic and stomachic. Its non-polar extracts have been tested as antimicrobial and these presented inhibitory activity against Bacillus subtilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans and Staphylococcus aureus.

6-Methylcryptoacetalide, aegyptinones A and B, 6-methyl-epicryptoacetalide and 6-methylcryptotanshinone have been isolated from this species.

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References

Salvia aegyptiaca Wikipedia


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