Sage, Salvia officinalis. Almost universally official, but has been deleted from the U. S. P. IX. Contains tannin, resin, and a volatile oil. Dose of the powdered leaves, 20 to 40 grains.

Sage is an aromatic tonic and astringent much used as a domestic remedy in fevers, night-sweats, etc., and as an astringent gargle in sore throat - in the form of the decoction. Sage is one of the really valuable mints.