Russian Sage (Salvia yangii)
Salvia yangii, recently reclassified from Perovskia atriplicifolia, is native to southwest through central Asia. It is a somewhat woody perennial shrub valued for its distinctive bluish- purple flowers and “hairy” inflorescences. There are several cultivars used for decorative landscaping in Europe and North America, of which ‘Blue Spire’ is the most common. Several Asian cultures have used the plant to treat a variety of conditions, including diabetes, dysentery, fever, and scabies. In Pakistan, Russian Sage has long been used as a traditional medicine for anti-inflammation and is also used as a parasiticide, analgesic, and antibacterial agent. (Ahmad et al., 2015) Current research focuses on developing a clearer understanding of its diverse phytochemistry and possible applications in developing drug therapies to counteract dementias, such as Alzheimer’s disease. (Bielecka et al., 2021; Ślusarczyk et al., 2020; Ślusarczyk et al., 2015)
- The Influence of Methyl Jasmonate on Expression Patterns of Rosmarinic Acid Biosynthesis Genes, and Phenolic Compounds in Different Species of Salvia subg. Perovskia Kar Lby Farzad Kianersi on April 28, 2023 at 10:00 am
Salvia yangii B.T. Drew and Salvia abrotanoides Kar are two important fragrant and medicinal plants that belong to the subgenus Perovskia. These plants have therapeutic benefits due to their high rosmarinic acid (RA) content. However, the molecular mechanisms behind RA generation in two species of Salvia plants are still poorly understood. As a first report, the objectives of the present research were to determine the effects of methyl jasmonate (MeJA) on the rosmarinic acid (RA), total…
- Prolonged Repellent Activity of Plant Essential Oils against Dengue Vector, Aedes aegyptiby Abdullah Haris on February 11, 2023 at 11:00 am
Repellents are effective personal protective means against outdoor biting mosquitoes. Repellent formulations composed of EOs are finding increased popularity among consumers. In this study, after an initial screening of 11 essential oils (EOs) at the concentration of 33 μg/cm², five of the most repellent EOs, Perovskia atriplicifolia, Citrus reticulata (fruit peels), C. reticulata (leaves), Mentha longifolia, and Dysphania ambrosioides were further investigated for repellent activity against…
- Light Intensity and Temperature Effect on Salvia yangii (B. T. Drew) Metabolic Profile in vitroby Weronika Kozłowska on June 1, 2022 at 10:00 am
Plant in vitro culture is a feasible system for the testing influence of an environmental factor on the accumulation and chemodiversity of specialized metabolites, especially in medicinal plants. Light and temperature are among the most important factors affecting the physiology of plant organisms but their influence on specific metabolic pathways is not completely understood. Here, we examined the morphogenetic response, photosynthetic pigments content, lipid peroxidation level, DPPH radical…
- Seasonal Variations of Rosmarinic Acid and Its Glucoside and Expression of Genes Related to Their Biosynthesis in Two Medicinal and Aromatic Species of Salvia subg. Perovskiaby Marta Stafiniak on June 2, 2021 at 10:00 am
Salvia abrotanoides Kar. and Salvia yangii B.T. Drew are medicinal and aromatic plants belonging to the subgenus Perovskia and used as herbal medicines in Asia. Derivatives of caffeic acid, mainly rosmarinic acid (RA), are the major phenolic compounds identified in these plants. Understanding the factors and molecular mechanisms regulating the accumulation of pharmacologically and ecologically relevant phenolic metabolites is essential for future biotechnological and medical applications. Up to…
- On the Trail of an Ancient Middle Eastern Ethnobotany: Traditional Wild Food Plants Gathered by Ormuri Speakers in Kaniguram, NW Pakistanby Muhammad Abdul Aziz on April 30, 2021 at 10:00 am
An ethnobotanical field study focusing on traditional wild food botanical taxa was carried out in Kaniguram, South Waziristan, Pakistan, among Ormur (or Burki or Baraki) peoples, which represent a diasporic minority group, as well as among the surrounding Pashtuns. Through sixty semi-structured interviews, fifty-two wild food plants (taxa) were recorded, and they were primarily used raw as snacks and cooked as vegetables. Comparative analysis found a remarkable overlap of the quoted plant uses…
Ahmad, I., Waheed, A., Tahir, N. B., & Rais, A. K. (2015). Anti-inflammatory constituents from Perovskia atriplicifolia. Pharm Biol, 53(11), 1628-1631.
Bielecka, M., Pencakowski, B., Stafiniak, M., Jakubowski, K., Rahimmalek, M., Gharibi, S., Matkowski, A., & Ślusarczyk, S. (2021). Metabolomics and DNA-based authentication of two traditional Asian medicinal and aromatic species of Salvia subg. Perovskia. Cells, 10(1).
Ślusarczyk, S., Senol Deniz, F. S., Abel, R., Pecio, Ł., Pérez-Sánchez, H., Cerón-Carrasco, J. P., den-Haan, H., Banerjee, P., Preissner, R., Krzyżak, E., Oleszek, W., I, E. O., & Matkowski, A. (2020). Norditerpenoids with selective anti-cholinesterase activity from the roots of Perovskia atriplicifolia Benth. Int J Mol Sci, 21(12).
Ślusarczyk, S., Topolski, J., Domaradzki, K., Adams, M., Hamburger, M., & Matkowski, A. (2015). Isolation and fast selective determination of nor-abietanoid diterpenoids from Perovskia atriplicifolia roots using LC-ESI-MS/MS with multiple reaction monitoring. Nat Prod Commun, 10(7), 1149-1152.