Salvia dominica

Flora Palaestina Ethnobotany

Salvia dominica L.

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

  • Salvia graveolens Vahl.
  • Dominica Sage
  • khowwekha خويخة
  • maru مرو
  • na'imeh ناعمه
  • marva reikhanit
  • מַרְוָה רֵיחָנִית


  • Mediterranean maquis and forest
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Salvia dominica L.

System/State Traditional
Activity / Interpretation
Preparation/ Administration
Parts Used

Carminative for stomach & intestinal inflammation/pain/ cramps

Anti-spasmodic. Anti-inflammatory, Carminative, Demulcent

Decoct plant in water & drink.

Aerial parts Z

Laxative (gentle)


Decoct plant in water & drink.

Aerial parts Z

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Salvia genus has species which can be toxic due to thujone & camphor in 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.