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Common Name: SAGE - BROWN
Scientific Name: Salvia africana - lutea

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Salvia africana - lutea
Salvia africana - lutea


  • Perennial
  • Indigenous from the sand dunes of the Cape (South Africa)
  • Rare garden shrub
  • Bushy - grows up to 1 meter
  • Small grayish-green leaves - bears velvet, golden brown flowers
  • Strongly aromatic
  • Half hardy - grow out in spring
  • Full sun

Culinary Uses

  • Flavour meat and fish

Parts Used

  • Leaves and flowers

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Prepare a tea of the leaves and flowers for coughs, colds,bronchitis and female ailments

Other Uses

  • Potpourri - retain shape, color and fragrance
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