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Useful Temperate Plants

Salvia aegyptiaca

L.

Lamiaceae

+ Synonyms

Melissa perennis Forssk.

Pleudia aegyptiaca (L.) M.Will, N.Schmalz & Class.-Bockh.

Salvia arida Salisb.

Salvia gabrieli Rech.f.

Salvia pumila Benth.

Thymus hirtus Viv.

Thymus syrticus Spreng.

Common Name:

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General Information

Salvia aegyptiaca is a much-branched, perennial plant with stems that become more or less woody, especially near the base, and persist. It forms small tufts of more or less leafy, erect to ascending stems around 10 - 25cm tall[
287
Title
Flora of Pakistan
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.efloras.org
Publisher
 
Year
 
ISBN
 
Description
As of 2006, there is not much information on habitats available, but it is being developed and promises to be an excellent resource.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

287
Title
Flora of Pakistan
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.efloras.org
Publisher
 
Year
 
ISBN
 
Description
As of 2006, there is not much information on habitats available, but it is being developed and promises to be an excellent resource.

Range

Macaronesia; N. Africa - Morocco to Mauritania, east to Egypt and Somalia; through the Arabian Peninsula and southwest Asia to India and Himalayas

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.20 m
PollinatorsBees
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Salvia species generally grow best in a sunny position and a well-drained soil[
687
Title
Swaziland Ferns and Fern Allies
Publication
 
Author
Roux J.P.
Publisher
SABONET; Pretoria.
Year
2003
ISBN
1-919795-97-9
Description
Botanical descriptions of the ferns of Swaziland, sometimes including plant uses.
].
The seeds become mucilaginous if they are made wet[
287
Title
Flora of Pakistan
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.efloras.org
Publisher
 
Year
 
ISBN
 
Description
As of 2006, there is not much information on habitats available, but it is being developed and promises to be an excellent resource.
].

Edible Uses

Several Salvia species in the Americas (see Salvia hispanica for example), especially those in Mexico, are valued for their seeds. These become mucilaginous when soaked in water and are widely used to make refreshing drinks. In addition, the seeds of some of these species are often also used as a food, being ground into a powder and used in making biscuits, soups etc, or sprouted and used in salads.
Various other species of Salvia, such as this one, also have seeds that become mucilaginous upon wetting. It has been suggested that many of this could also be used in the same ways as the species from the Americas[
1503
Title
Indian Medicinal Planta
Publication
 
Author
Kirkitar K.R.; Basu B.D. & Indian Civil Service
Publisher
Sudhindra Nath Basu, BahadurGanj; India
Year
1918
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Medicinal

The seed is used in the treatment of diarrhoea, gonorrhoea and haemorrhoids[
240
Title
Glossary of Indian Medicinal Plants (Including the Supplement).
Publication
 
Author
Chopra. R. N., Nayar. S. L. and Chopra. I. C.
Publisher
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi.
Year
1986
ISBN
-
Description
Very terse details of medicinal uses of plants with a wide range of references and details of research into the plants chemistry. Not for the casual reader.
,
1503
Title
Indian Medicinal Planta
Publication
 
Author
Kirkitar K.R.; Basu B.D. & Indian Civil Service
Publisher
Sudhindra Nath Basu, BahadurGanj; India
Year
1918
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

The plant is used as a treatment for eye diseases[
240
Title
Glossary of Indian Medicinal Plants (Including the Supplement).
Publication
 
Author
Chopra. R. N., Nayar. S. L. and Chopra. I. C.
Publisher
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi.
Year
1986
ISBN
-
Description
Very terse details of medicinal uses of plants with a wide range of references and details of research into the plants chemistry. Not for the casual reader.
,
1503
Title
Indian Medicinal Planta
Publication
 
Author
Kirkitar K.R.; Basu B.D. & Indian Civil Service
Publisher
Sudhindra Nath Basu, BahadurGanj; India
Year
1918
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. Whole seeds are washed in clean water and placed directly in the affected eye. For mild cases of irritation, three seeds are used, and for acute cases, ten seeds. Generally the seeds are left in the eye for one hour[
1497
Title
The Ethnobotany of Southern Balochistan, Pakistan, with Particular Reference to Medicinal Plants
Publication
Fieldiana Botany New Series No. 31, 1992
Author
Goodman S.M.; Ghafoor A.
Publisher
 
Year
1992
ISBN
0015-0746
Description
 
].

A decoction of the aerial portions of the plant are used in the treatment of urinary tract problems[
1497
Title
The Ethnobotany of Southern Balochistan, Pakistan, with Particular Reference to Medicinal Plants
Publication
Fieldiana Botany New Series No. 31, 1992
Author
Goodman S.M.; Ghafoor A.
Publisher
 
Year
1992
ISBN
0015-0746
Description
 
]. The treatment is thought to flush out the urinary system, curing problems such as a distinct burning sensation of the vagina or penis during urination; only a small amount of urine being passed relative to liquid intake; and pain in the kidneys.[
1497
Title
The Ethnobotany of Southern Balochistan, Pakistan, with Particular Reference to Medicinal Plants
Publication
Fieldiana Botany New Series No. 31, 1992
Author
Goodman S.M.; Ghafoor A.
Publisher
 
Year
1992
ISBN
0015-0746
Description
 
]

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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