Related entry: Salvia under diaphoretics
The plant Salvia officinalis.—Europe.
Dose.—The infusion may be taken freely.
Therapeutic Action.—Sage is described as stimulant, tonic, astringent, diaphoretic, antispasmodic, and anthelmintic. It is mildly excitant, and feebly tonic and astringent. It may be used in atonic states of the stomach, attended with flatulency, as a carminative, and in colds, coughs, etc., as a diaphoretic and pectoral. In the form of cold infusion it has been found useful in checking night-sweats—a result attributable, probably, to its astringent and tonic properties.
The American Eclectic Materia Medica and Therapeutics, 1898, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.