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The dried leaves of Salvia officinalis (family Labiatae), garden or meadow sage; it inhibits secretory activity, especially of the sweat glands, and was also formerly used in treatment of bronchitis and inflammation of the throat.
Synonym(s): sage


1. Any of various plants of the genus Salvia of the mint family, having opposite leaves, a two-lipped corolla, and two stamens.
2. A preparation made from the dried or crushed leaves of Salvia divinorum, or from an extract of the leaves, usually smoked, chewed, or ingested to produce a hallucinatory effect.


(sal've-a) [L. salvia, sage (the herb)]
A genus of herbs in the mint family

Salvia divinorum

A species native to Mexico, chewed or smoked for its euphoric and hallucinogenic effects.

Salvia hispanica

See: chia

Salvia miltiorrhiza

A species native to China and Japan, valued for its roots as a traditional Chinese herbal remedy. It has been used to treat cardiovascular diseases. Its effectiveness is unproven in humans. It increases the risk of bleeding and should be avoided by patients taking aspirin, warfarin, and other antiplatelet or anticoagulant drugs. Synonym: danshen


a genus of the plant family Lamiaceae.

Salvia coccinea
an unidentified toxin causes abortion, diarrhea, recumbency. Called also S. lineata, red salvia.
Salvia reflexa
has a high nitrate content and causes nitrate-nitrite poisoning in ruminants. Called also mintweed.
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The researchers started by grinding seeds from Salvia hispanica to obtain flour granules with a size of 1 mm to 2 mm.
Previous reports on Salvia species revealed that they exhibited various biological activities, such as antimicrobial, antiviral, antioxidant, cardiovascular, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, spasmolytic, antiseptic and sedative properties [5,6,7,8,11,13,15,16,21].
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Andy Olson, R-Albany, a sponsor of HB 3131, showed committee members two such videos in his Thursday testimony before urging them to adopt the bill which would make it illegal in Oregon to sell or give Salvia divinorum to people under the age of 21.
Salvia divinorum is a hallucinogenic plant that has gained increased interest as a recreational substance among youth and young adults.
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In recent years, the drug Salvia divinorum, or Salvia, has gained the attention of state legislators.