Salvia officinalis L.
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|Salvia officinalis L.|
English: common sage, garden sage, kitchen sage, sage.
Northern and central Spain to West Balkan Peninsula and Asia Minor. Cultivated in Myanmar.
Least Concern [LC] ( IUCN 2017).
Species used as a topical antiseptic and orally as a carminative and spasmolytic. Leaf: Used as a diaphoretic and stomachic.
The species is astringent, a stimulant, and is put into a gargle for sore throat ( Perry 1980). In India the species is used for thrush and gingivitis; an infusion is used as a gargle and diaphoretic ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991).
The leaf and tops of young shoots yield an oil, which is carminative ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991).
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