How to Recognize a Salvia Divinorum Plant

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An herb in the mint family, Salvia divinorum is used by the Mazatec Indians for religious purposes. The plant is native to the Sierra Mazateca region of Oaxaca, Mexico, but can also be found growing outside of that region. Salvia divinorum contains the active compound Salvinorin A, also called Divinorin A, which is widely known…


How to Grow Purple Salvia

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Purple salvia (Salvia dorrii) is a small evergreen shrub that thrives in dry, poor soil. Purple salvia, also known as purple sage or desert sage, thrives on neglect and requires very little water. In return, the plant, which grows to 3 feet tall, will grace the landscape with gray-green foliage that forms an ideal contrast…


How to Transplant a Salvia Divinorum

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Salvia divinorum grows well in humid and tropical conditions. The delicate plant can break easily, and it needs a lot of room for its roots to spread. The Salvia divinorum can grow up to 8 feet tall. The plant belongs to the mint family, and it has green foliage with violet flowers. You can grow…


Salvia Mellifera Plant

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Salvia mellifera, commonly known as black sage, is a native California wildflower. Once established it is a carefree plant that forms a full, rounded shrub. Both the leaves and flowers are pleasantly aromatic, and chewing on a leaf is said to relieve gas and indigestion and sweeten breath. Dried leaves are used to make incense,…


How to Plant Salvia Hispanica

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Native to South America, the salvia hispanica is a member of the mint family that grows 4 feet high. The bright green foliage of the salvia hispanica herb compliments the flowers that bloom in July and August. The leaves and stems of salvia hispanica plants taste great in sandwiches, soups, salads and stews. The seeds…


What is Salvia Hispanica Extract?

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It’s the plant that gave the Chia Pet to the world. Commonly called chia, Salvia hispanica L. is a genus of sage (Salvia L.) and an annual member of the mint (Lamiaceae) family. History A flowering plant, the seed of the chia provides a food staple used throughout Mexico and Central and South America since…


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