Salvia africana-lutea

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Salvia africana-lutea
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Salvia
Species: S. africana-lutea
Binomial name
Salvia africana-lutea[1]

Salvia aurea

Salvia africana-lutea (beach salvia, dune salvia, golden salvia, bruin- of sandsalie, geelblomsalie) is a shrubby evergreen perennial native to coastal sand dunes and hills on the coast of the Cape Province in South Africa. It has numerous woody stems growing to more than 1 m in height and width, with sparse grey-green leaves. The flowers start out as a bright yellow, turning into a rusty color, with the dark rusty-colored calyx persisting long after fruiting begins.[2]

Traditional use[edit]

S. africana-lutea was used by early European settlers to treat colds, tuberculosis, and chronic bronchitis. Traditional indigenous healers use it for respiratory ailments, influenza, gynaecological complaints, fever, headaches and digestive disorders.[3]


  1. ^ PHYTOTHERAPY RESEARCH Phytother. Res. 20, 427–437 (2006) Published online 18 April 2006 in Wiley InterScience ( doi:10.1002/ptr.1898 REVIEW The Pharmacological Effects of Salvia species on the Central Nervous System
  2. ^ Clebsch, Betsy; Barner, Carol D. (2003). The New Book of Salvias. Timber Press. p. 28. ISBN 978-0-88192-560-9. 
  3. ^ Journal of Ethnopharmacology Volume 119, Issue 3, 28 October 2008, Pages 664-672 Ethnobotany in South Africa doi:10.1016/j.jep.2008.06.030 Review South African Salvia species: A review of biological activities and phytochemistry G.P.P. Kamatoua, N.P. Makungab, W.P.N. Ramogolab and A.M. Viljoena

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