Latin Name: Salvia Chamelaeagnea
Magical Indigenous Uses:
Plant: This highly fragrant shrubby perennial herb grows on the Western Cape coastline in sandy soil in stream beds, in sandy soil among rocks and in open fields. It has square stems, with slightly hairy green leaves, sometimes with toothed edges, and has pale purple blue and white flowers.
Fragrance: It has a strong aromatic distinct sage-like fragrance that is a true hallmark of the African bush.
Uses: In herbal form it has traditionally been used for coughs, colds, diarrhoea, abdominal cramps and indigestion, thanks to its antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. A tea is brewed from the leaves to treat female ailments. A few drops of the essential oil makes a great expectorant when the steam is inhaled.
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