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Salvia mellifera—How Does It Alleviate Chronic Pain?

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Department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
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Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381, USA
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Medicines 2019, 6(1), 18; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicines6010018
Received: 27 November 2018 / Revised: 16 January 2019 / Accepted: 19 January 2019 / Published: 24 January 2019
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Abstract

Black sage, Salvia mellifera, can be made into a sun tea that is used as a foot soak to treat pain patients. The monoterpenoids and diterpenoids in the preparation penetrate the skin of the feet and stop the pain chemokine cycle, which may be the basis of chronic pain. Several chronic pain patients have reported long-term improvements in their pain after treatment with the preparation. View Full-Text
Keywords: Salvia mellifera; black sage; pain chemokine cycle; chronic pain Salvia mellifera; black sage; pain chemokine cycle; chronic pain
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Adams, J.D.; Guhr, S.; Villaseñor, E. Salvia mellifera—How Does It Alleviate Chronic Pain? Medicines 2019, 6, 18.

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