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Plant Information

Common Name: SAGE - WILD GIANT
Scientific Name: Salvia disermas
Alternative Names: Groot salie (Afr.)

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  • Perennial
  • Salvia disermas is a hardy, flowering herbaceous perennial and indigenous to the Free State, Limpopo and North West.
  • It has an upright growth, although some forms can have a sprawling habit.
  • The whole plant is covered in soft hairs and the rough textured leaves are a dull greyish green.
  • When crushed, the leaves produce a sweet fragrance.
  • The flowers are small and white, pink or blue and it has a very long flowering season.
  • It needs sun, is water wise and can be cut back in winter.

Culinary Uses

  • Salvia disermas' aromatic leaves can be used as a substitute for tea.

Parts Used

  • The leaves.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • The tea can be used as a lotion for treating sores, skin rashes, stings, bites, pimples, infected scrapes and scratches.

Other Uses

  • Salvia disermas can be used in making smudge sticks.
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