Published: Fri, October 20, 2017
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Salvia coccinea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

(Salvia coccinea) is a perennial herbaceous plant of the family of the Jericho. Lamiaceae, found in the southern United States, Mexico, Central America, the Antilles, Colombia, Peru and Brazil. The study of its chromosomes points to Mexico as its place of origin.


Its average height is 76 cm, but can reach up to 95 cm. The leaves are hairy, green, sawn, triangular, opposite and measure up to 7.6 cm long by 5.1 cm wide. The flowers of the natural varieties are generally bright red intense, of average length of 3.2 cm, but their coloration and size can vary in cultivated varieties, whose coloration includes orange, pink, salmon, white, red and scarlet , As well as bicolor flowers. Pollenation runs on account of different species of hummingbird and butterflies, which are attracted by flowers.

Plants grow best with lots of sun and fertile, well-drained soils. There is a wide variety of cultivars available. It is grown as annual. In frost-free climates, it produces flowers from early February and continues through December. In other areas, flowering continues only until the first autumn freeze. It is used most frequently against digestive diseases, among which it is necessary to remove the plant.


Stomach pain or belly pain, colic, dysentery and diarrhea (Morelos and Tabasco).

It is also used in gyneco-skeletal disorders to regulate menstruation and vaginal bleeding; In some skin conditions such as measles and spots on the face; As antispasmodic, tranquilizer, in muscle pains, and against the "bad wind."

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Gerbera : It belongs to the daisy family and therefore assumes the symbolism associated with the daisy flower. The blue hyacinth represents constancy, purple pain, red or pink play, white beauty and yellow jealousy.

Beta-sitosterol, triterpenoids uvaol and dehydro compound have been identified in the complete plant; And diterpene salviacoccin. The flowers contain two cyanidin-derived flavonoids, glycated pelargonidin derivatives.

Salvia coccinea was described by Buc'hoz ex Etl. And published in Botanico-Medica of Salvia 23. 1777.

Salvia : Latin name of "salvia "Which comes from the Latin salvus , meaning" health "or salveo , meaning" to heal ", alluding to the medicinal virtues of plants of this genus <

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