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Over the course of history, numerous plants have become important in medicinal or spiritual ways. Some are now part of mainstream medicine; others are still used regionally by the peoples who discovered their curative properties long ago. One standout group is the Salvia genus, which is also known as the true sages. Scientists are currently exploring many species for their medicinal and otherwise useful chemical properties. Salvia comes from the Latin word salvare, which means to heal or save. Many species have a long and ancient history of use for their soothing qualities.

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Sacred Sage: Giant Bolivian Sage

Sacred Sage: Giant Bolivian Sage


Category: Sacred Sages
Posted: Oct 10, 2012 03:51 PM
Synopsis: Of all the mint family's more than 6,500 species worldwide, Giant Bolivian Sage (Salvia dombeyi) has the longest blossoms and tallest growth. Each tubular crimson flower grows up to 5 inches long and has a burgundy calyx at its base.The plant's bright green, heart-shaped leaves are equally long. In South America, the flowers are pollinated by hummingbirds with extremely long beaks. However, Giant Bolivian Sage don't need pollination to flower beautifully for many seasons if growing conditions are right.