Salvia fruticosa

Salvia fruticosa Mill.

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

  • Salvia triloba L. fil.
  • Greek Oregano
  • Greek Sage
  • Three Lobed Sage
  • مريمية
  • maryameyeh
  • מַרְוָה מְשֻׁלֶּשֶׁת
  • marva meshuleshet

Hemicryptophytes

  • Batha
  • Phrygana
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Salvia fruticosa Mill.

System/StateTraditional
Complaint/Use
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/Administration

Parts Used

Source
Cancer

Cancer

Anti-carcinogenic

1. Decoct aerial parts & drink x1-3 cups/day until well.
2.Decoct aerial parts + thyme & drink x1-3 cups/day until well.
3. Add plant leaves to tea (Camellia sinensis) & drink.

Aerial parts, LeafB
Cardiovascular

Heart pain

Analgesic, Cardiac

Prepare tea of leaves & aerial parts. (Admin. not specified.)

Aerial parts, LeafZ
Endocrine/ Metabolic

Diabetes

Hypoglycemic

Decoct 100 gm aerial parts in 1L water & drink x1cup/day.

Aerial partsB
Gastrointestinal

Abdominal/ stomach pain/ flatulence/ gas

Carminative

1. Prepare infusion of 50 gm leaves in 1L water & drink x1-2 cups /day. (B)
2. Decoct leaves + mint (Mentha spicata) leaves & drink x1 cup/day. (B)
3. Decoct leaves + cat thyme (Teucrium capitatum) + rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)+ chamomile (Matricaria recutita) & drink 1 cup x3/day. (B)
4. For infants: decoct leaves & drink x1 teaspoon as needed. (B)
5. Add dried leaves to tea & drink 1 cup x3/day.(B)
6. Cook aerial parts in water, alone or + Lagoecia cuminoides; cool, filter, add + sugar as necessary & drink. Customary to eat garlic before drinking. (Z)
7. Prepare tea of aerial parts + Majorana sp + Rosemary (Rosmarinus) + Matricaria chamomilla. (Admin. not specified.) (Z)
8. Boil leaves & stems in water, cool, filter & drink x3 cups/day before meals. (Z)

Aerial parts, Leaf, StemB, Z
Gastrointestinal

Diarrhea/ dysentery

Anti-Infective, Anti-diarrheal

1. Cook aerial parts in water alone or + pomegranate (Punica granatum) or + Mentha sp. & drink.
2. Grind dried aerial parts & eat x1 teaspoon of powder followed by drinking x1 cup of coffee.
3. For dysentery: decoct leaves/ stems in water, cool, filter & drink x3 cups/day + sugar.

Aerial parts, Leaf, StemZ
Gastrointestinal

Stomachic (improve appetite & digestion)

Stomachic

Boil leaves & stems in water, cool, filter & drink x3 cups/day before meals.

Leaf, StemZ
General

Body swelling/ Oedema

Anti-hydropic

Body swelling: 1. Prepare tea of leaves & aerial parts. (Admin. not specified.)
2. Oedema: Cook leaves & aerial parts + Laurus nobilis + Ditricchia viscosa + "feijan" (Ruta bracteosa) in closed pot; patient stands over steaming pot in a loose covering as long as posssible, then goes to bed away from cold.

Aerial parts, LeafZ
Musculoskeletal/ Joints

Muscle cramps & rheumatic pain

Analgesic, Anti-arthritic, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-spasmodic, Muscle relaxant

Cook aerial parts & leaves in sealed vessel + aerial parts of Dittrichia viscosa + "maramiyah" (Salvia fruticosa) +olive branches + "sharsh el-akul" (Alhagi maurorum) + alum (hydrated double sulfate salt of aluminium); patient wearing a loose covering stands over steam for as long as possible, then goes to bed away from cold.

Aerial parts, LeafZ
Musculoskeletal/ Joints

Reset a badly healed bone fracture

Vulnerary

1. Cook leaves & aerial parts in closed pot + aerial parts of Dittrichia viscosa + "feijan" (Ruta bracteosa) + branches of Laurus nobilis + Pistacia lentiscus + cypress (Cupressus sp.); place affected limb in steam for a few minutes, after which it is easily broken with light tap (& then reset).
2. Cook aerial parts + aerial parts of Thymbra�capitata + leaves& young branches of "kharub" (Ceratonia siliqua) + branches of "el-ghar" (Laurus nobilis) + branches of olive (Olea) + branches of "saris" (Pistacia lentiscus); hold broken limb over steam for few minutes; after removing bone can be re-broken with a light tap.

Aerial parts, LeafZ
Oral Health

Toothache (B, Z) & infection after tooth extraction (Z)

Analgesic, Anti-Infective

1. Toothache: chew fresh leaves. (B)
2. Cook leaves & aerial parts in water + cooking salt & gargle. (Z)
3. Prepare cigarettes from ground leaves & smoke. (Z)

Aerial parts, LeafB, Z
Respiratory

Cough

Anti-tussive

Cook leaves & aerial parts in water alone or + ginger (Zingiber sp.) & drink.

Aerial parts, LeafZ
Women`s Health

Dysmenorrhoea

Analgesic

Prepare infusion 50 gm leaves in 1L water & drink x1-2 cups/day.

LeafB
Women`s Health

Postpartum recovery

Alterative, Tonic

Decoct leaves + flowers; expose body to steam and/or drink x1 cup as needed.

Leaf FlowerB
Wound healing

Bleeding wound

Haemostatic

Apply ground leaves to wound.

LeafB
Wound Healing

Stop bleeding & prevent infection in skin lesions & wounds

Anti-septic Haemostatic

Grind dried aerial parts & leaves into powder or burn into ashes & sprinkle over affected area.

Aerial parts, LeafZ

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Salvia genus contains some species which can be toxic due to thujone & camphor in the essential oil, if used in excess or taken for extended periods. Can interfere with drugs for epilepsy, hypoglcaemia & sedatives. Symptoms include restlessness, vomiting, vertigo, tremors, seizures, hot flushes, dizziness, tachycardia. Contraindicated in pregnancy & epilepsy.