South African Salvia species: a review of biological activities and phytochemistry.

  title={South African Salvia species: a review of biological activities and phytochemistry.},
  author={Guy P. Kamatou and Nokwanda Pearl Makunga and W.P.N. Ramogola and Alvaro M. Viljoen},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  volume={119 3},

Phytochemical and Biochemical Studies of Sage (Salvia officinalis L.)

It showed radioprotective effect against irradiation through lowering lipid peroxidation, protein carbonyl and NO in brain tissue and elevating activities of the antioxidant enzymes and antagonistic effect against Aluminum neurotoxicity due to reducing the oxidative stress and improving the antioxidant status and particularly by inhibiting the acetylcholinesterase activity.


Salvia officinalis L. is the largest genus of the Lamiaceae family; it is native to Southern Europe, currently being successfully cultivated as a medicinal plant in Europe. Sage finds in Albania best

Essential Oil Composition and Traditional Uses of Salvia dentata, a Poorly Known Medicinal Plant from Namaqualand, South Africa

South Africa has a rich history of medicinal plant species and their documented uses as traditional medicines, and is also home to three well-known, blue-flowered sage species of ethnobotanical

Phytochemical Analysis and Antioxidant Activity of Salvia chloroleuca Aerial Extracts

The results of this study indicated that S. chloroleuca could be an important dietary source of phenolic compounds with high antioxidant capacity.

Compendium of Salvia officinalis: An Overview

The core purpose of this review is to emphasize the origin, morphology, Phytochemistry and pharmacological aspects of Sage (Salvia officinalis Linn) to emphasize its therapeutic and culinary applications.

Essential Oil of Salvia multicaulis Vahl. Growing Wild in Paveh District (Iran)

The aim of the present study was to detect the essential oils composition of Salvia multicaulis Vahl collected from Paveh, Kermanshah province and showed that among all determined compounds: bornyl acetate and borneol were the main compounds with the greatest content.

Chemical and antimicrobial studies on the essential oil from Salvia santolinifolia Boiss.

The essential oil from this species can be utilized as potential chemotherapeutic agent and Corynebacteria species and Staphylococcus epidermidis were significantly inhibited in antibacterial assay against gram positive bacteria.

HPLC Fingerprint of Important Phenolic Compounds in Some Salvia L. Species from Iran

Salvia L. is a large genus of the Lamiaceae family with high medicinal value. Pharmaceutical properties of Salvia species are mainly due to their secondary metabolites, especially phenolic compounds.



The chemotaxonomy and biological activity of salvia stenophylla ( lamiaceae ) and related taxa

The taxa represented in this species complex are known in folk medicine and plant extracts have been used in the treatment of urticaria, body sores, and stomach ailments and as a disinfectant.

Sage : The Genus Salvia

This volume, containing twenty chapters written by the leading experts in the field, presents a comprehensive coverage on all aspects of Salvia.

Polyphenolics of Salvia--a review.

Contribution to the Study of the Essential Oils from Three Species of Salvia Growing Wild in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

The differences between the oils from the three species in relation to the date and localities of collection, as well as whether the ...

Biological Activities and Composition of Salvia muirii L. Bol. Essential Oil

The 3-[4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl]-2-5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide toxicity assay revealed that the essential oil of S. muirii should be used with caution as it displayed some degree of toxicity against the transformed human kidney epithelial cells.

A phytochemical and pharmacological investigation of South African Vitex species

The essential oil of V. pooara contained more hydrocarbon constituents whereas the other four taxa produce more oxygenated terpenes, and the non-volatile fractions showed good antimicrobial activity, with V. obovata and V. zeyheri displaying higher activity.