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1. Any of various plants of the genus Salvia of the mint family, having opposite leaves, a two-lipped corolla, and two stamens.
2. A preparation made from the dried or crushed leaves of Salvia divinorum, or from an extract of the leaves, usually smoked, chewed, or ingested to produce a hallucinatory effect.

[Latin salvia, sage; see sage2.]
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(Plants) any herbaceous plant or small shrub of the genus Salvia, such as the sage, grown for their medicinal or culinary properties or for ornament: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
[C19: from Latin: sage2]
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(ˈsæl vi ə)

n., pl. -vi•as.
any of various plants of the genus Salvia, of the mint family, that have opposite leaves and whorled flowers, esp. the red-flowered S. splendens.
[1835–45; < New Latin, Latin: sage]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.salvia - any of various plants of the genus Salviasalvia - any of various plants of the genus Salvia; a cosmopolitan herb
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Salvia - large genus of shrubs and subshrubs of the mint family varying greatly in habit: sage
Salvia azurea, blue sage - blue-flowered sage of dry prairies of the eastern United States
clary sage, Salvia clarea - stout Mediterranean sage with white or pink or violet flowers; yields oil used as a flavoring and in perfumery
mealy sage, Salvia farinacea, blue sage - Texas sage having intensely blue flowers
blue sage, Salvia lancifolia, Salvia reflexa - sage of western North America to Central America having violet-blue flowers; widespread in cultivation
chaparral sage, purple sage, Salvia leucophylla - silvery-leaved California herb with purple flowers
cancer weed, cancerweed, Salvia lyrata - sage of eastern United States
common sage, ramona, Salvia officinalis - shrubby plant with aromatic greyish-green leaves used as a cooking herb
meadow clary, Salvia pratensis - tall perennial Old World salvia with violet-blue flowers; found in open grasslands
clary, Salvia sclarea - aromatic herb of southern Europe; cultivated in Great Britain as a potherb and widely as an ornamental
pitcher sage, Salvia spathacea - California erect and sparsely branched perennial
Mexican mint, Salvia divinorum - an herb from Oaxaca that has a powerful hallucinogenic effect; the active ingredient is salvinorin
Salvia verbenaca, vervain sage, wild clary, wild sage - Eurasian sage with blue flowers and foliage like verbena; naturalized in United States
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[ˈsælvɪə] Nsalvia f
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This brown-red powder is extracted from Salvia miltiorrhiza bge, which plays a significant role in medical development.
Present study was aimed to determine specificity of salvia miltiorrhiza (SM) on growth plate width, liver oxidative stress and toxicity in avian TD.
To relieve sensitive skin, Neurofense is a natural active ingredient derived from the roots of red sage (Salvia miltiorrhiza).
Tanshinone IIA sodium sulfonate (TSS), the major bioactive compound of Salvia miltiorrhiza, has been widely used in clinical treatment for thousands of years in China for the treatment of various microcirculatory disturbance-related diseases [11].
Therefore, we conclude that the proposed L-VS strategy is a powerful tool for improving the classification accuracy of Chinese Salvia miltiorrhiza.
Danqi pill (DQP), composed of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge and Panax notoginseng, is a widely prescribed traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in the treatment of a variety of cardiovascular diseases [5, 6].
Meyer, Rhodiola rosea L., Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge, Vitis vinifera L., Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal, and Perilla frutescens (L.) Britton.
Wang, "Salvia miltiorrhiza: chemical and pharmacological review of a medicinal plant," Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, vol.
Gordon, Antioxidant activity of quinones extracted from tanshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge), Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 40, 1331 (1992).
CDDPs contain three medicinal herbs, Salvia miltiorrhiza , notoginseng, and borneol.
Longitudinal section through the calyx, ovary and nectary of Salvia miltiorrhiza showing the stiff ring of trichomes that occludes the throat of the calyx.