Herb latin name: Salvia plebeia
Synonyms: Salvia brachiata, Salvia parviflora
Medicinal use of Salvia plebeia:The plant is astringent, diuretic and vermifuge. A paste of the plant is applied to wounds between the toes caused by prolonged walking barefoot in muddy water. The seeds are used in the treatment of diarrhoea, gonorrhoea, menorrhagia and haemorrhoids.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Wet places, especially by paddy fields, C. and S. Japan. Open moist ground at elevations of 100 - 1000 metres in Nepal.
Edible parts of Salvia plebeia:Leaves. No more details are given. Flowers. No more details are given. The seed is used as a condiment like mustard.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow late spring in a greenhouse. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in early summer.
Cultivation of Salvia plebeia:Wet places, especially by paddy fields, C. and S. Japan. Open moist ground at elevations of 100 - 1000 metres in Nepal.
Known hazards of Salvia plebeia:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.