Blou Blom Salie
Blue Mountain Sage
Composition of Blou Blom Salie
The flavonoids and phenolic compounds found in sage are responsible for these give it anti-inflammatory qualities.
Health benefits of Blou Blom Salie
Africana-caerulea was used by the early settlers in South Africa to treat stomach troubles, including colic, diarrhoea, flatulence, heartburn, gripes and indigestion. Bloublom Salie also helps with digestion. The herb helps to break up food so that it can be digested easier, and it stimulates better overall digestion.
Gout and Arthritis
The anti-inflammatory qualities of sage extend to health issues such as arthritis and gout, as well as general inflammation of the cardiovascular system.
History of Blou Blom Salie
Salvia comes from the Latin, salvere, meaning to save or heal, referring to the healing properties of these plants. The species name, africana, means of or from Africa, and caerulea means blue.
Salvia africana-caerulea was one of the first plants to be used medicinally by the Dutch at the Cape, who used it instead of sage, Salvia officinalis, which has been used and esteemed as a medicinal plant, applied for all ills, at least since the days of ancient Greece and Rome. The reputation of our Salvia as a medicinal plant may be why it was cultivated in the Amsterdam medical garden by about 1710 and in the Chelsea Physic Garden by about 1760.