Sage: The Genus Salvia

Spiridon E Kintzios 
CRC Press  2000  

Hardback  289 pp  ISBN 9789058230058      £89.00
Sage, the genus Salvia is one of the most famous and used herbs in the world. This volume, containing twenty chapters written by the leading experts in the field, presents a comprehensive coverage on all aspects of Salvia. Topics covered include the presentation of the (approximately 400) most known Salvia species; the distribution of the genus; its chemotaxonomy, ecophysiology, cultivation technology and breeding methods; information on the extraction, isolation, characterisation and structure of a large number of bioactive components the various pharmacological properties of the species; the share of Salvia products in the aromatherapy and natural cosmetics market; biotechnological techniques; and commercial aspects.

This comprehensive volume on Salvia should be of interest to everyone involved in medicinal and aromatic plant applications and research.


Part 1. Introduction
The Folklore and Cosmetic Use of Various Salvia Species

Part 2. Botany
The Sage Plants in Greece: Distribution and Infraspecific Variation
Salvia in Southern Africa

Part 3. Chemical Constituents
Terpenoids in the Genus Salvia
Essential Oils of Salvia spp: Examples of INtraspecific and Seasonal Variation
Salvianolic Acids and Related Compounds Part 4. Cultivation and Breeding
The Cultivation of Sage
Genetic Improvement of Cultivated Species of the Genus Salvia
The Ecophysiology of Salvia: Disorders and Adaptation
Legal Protection of Salvia Varieties

Part 5. Pharmacology
The Biological/Pharmacological Activity of the Salvia Genus
The Antihypertensive Properties of Dan-Shen, the Root of Salvia miltiorrhiza
Why Sage May be a Wise Remedy: Effects of Salvia on the Nervous System

Part 6. Biotechnology
The Biotechnology of Labiatae
In vitro Rosmarinic Acid Production
Salvia spp: Tissue Culture, Somatic Embryogenesis, Micropropagation and Biotransformation
Production of Secondary Metabolites using Liquid Culture of Salvia Plants: Up-to-Date Reports and Scale-up Potential

Part 7. Commercial Aspects
Production of Salvia Oil in Mediterranean Countries

Part 8. General Issues
Scientometric Analysis of Science and Technology Bibliographic Information Sources with Regard to Genus Salvia
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