Salvia officinalis - Definition

March 2017


Definition


Salvia officinalis, also known as sage, is a herbaceous plant belonging to the Lamiaceae family. It is native to Mediterranean regions and has been used since ancient times for its diverse medicinal properties. When infused, this plant has an antispasmodic effect on the digestive system, consequently relieving bloating, vomiting, flatulence, and reducing fever along with blood glucose levels, thus indicating its use in diabetes. Salvia officinalis is also sometimes used as a disinfectant for certain wounds.

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