Herb latin name: Salvia moorcroftiana

Family: Labiatae

Medicinal use of Salvia moorcroftiana:

The roots are used in the treatment of colds and coughs. The seed is emetic. It is used in the treatment of dysentery, haemorrhoids, colic and, externally, boils. A poultice of the leaves is used as a dressing for wounds and is also applied to itchy skin.

Description of the plant:


90 cm
(2 feet)

Habitat of the herb:

Open slopes and wasteland, 1500 - 2700 metres.

Edible parts of Salvia moorcroftiana:

Stems - peeled. They are occasionally eaten.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow March/April in a greenhouse. Germination usually takes place within 2 weeks. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in early summer. In areas where the plant is towards the limits of its hardiness, it is best to grow the plants on in a greenhouse for their first winter and plant them out in late spring of the following year. Cuttings of half-ripe wood succeed at almost any time in the growing season.

Cultivation of Salvia moorcroftiana:

Open slopes and wasteland, 1500 - 2700 metres.

Known hazards of Salvia moorcroftiana:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.