Salvia officinalis: Production, Cultivation and Uses


Cameron Ashton (Editor)

Series: Plant Science Research and Practices


This book contains five chapters, each of which provides a different perspective on Salvia officinalis, commonly known as sage. Chapter One describes the use of this plant as a traditional medicine as well as recent studies confirming the various health benefits of sage. Chapter Two explains how Salvia officinalis can be used as an environmentally friendly alternative to chemical pesticides. Chapter Three focuses on the antimicrobial and antioxidant activity of Salvia officinalis. Chapter Four describes the potential of Salvia officinalis compounds and extracts in the management of cardiovascular diseases and associated risk factors through its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, as well as safety concerns due to the presence of a neurotoxic compound in this species. Lastly, Chapter Five covers production technology, harvesting, utilization, and cytotoxicity of Salvia officinalis in detail.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Salvia officinalis: Traditional Medicinal Plant with Novel Therapeutical Perspectives
(Ana Z. Alimpić Aradski, Mariana M. Oalđe and Sonja N. Duletić-Laušević – Institute of Botany and Botanical Garden “Jevremovac”, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter 2. Salvia officinalis Potential Uses in Agriculture
(Francisco Wilson Reichert Júnior, Maurício Albertoni Scariot, Lauri lourenço Radünz, Alison Paulo Bernardi, Rosenilda de Souza, Michele Renata Revers Meneguzzo and Altemir José Mossi – Department of Plant Science, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil, et al.)

Chapter 3. Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Activity of Salvia officinalis L.
(Miroslava Kačániová and Eva Ivanišová – Department of Fruit Science, Viticulture and Enology, Slovak University of Agriculture, Nitra, Slovakia, et al.)

Chapter 4. Potential of Salvia officinalis in the Management of Cardiovascular Diseases
(Jorge M. Alves-Silva, Mónica Zuzarte, Henrique Girão and Lígia Salgueiro – Univ Coimbra, Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal)

Chapter 5. Cultivation, Chemistry, Medicinal Uses and Cytotoxicity of Salvia officinalis
(Yashaswini Sharma – Department of Horticulture, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India)


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