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

@article{Kamatou2008SouthAS,
  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 Viljoen},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2008},
  volume={119 3},
  pages={
          664-72
        }
}
The genus Salvia (sage) belongs to the Lamiaceae and encompasses 900 species worldwide of which ca. 26 indigenous species are found in southern Africa. Salvia is the largest genus in this family and constitutes almost one quarter of the Lamiaceae. In South Africa, the majority of Salvia species are distributed predominantly in the Cape region. Salvia species are used in many parts of the world to treat various conditions. Many sages, if not all, form an integral part of traditional healing in… Expand
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