The leaves of Salvia officinalis.

Characters. - About two inches (5 centimetres) long, petiolate, ovate-oblong, obtuse, finely crenulate, thickish, wrinkled, greyish-green, soft-hairy and glandular beneath; aromatic, bitterish, somewhat astringent.

Preparation. Vinum Aromaticum. Used externally only.

Composition. - The leaves contain a volatile oil.

Uses. - They are chiefly used as a condiment. The infusion is tonic, carminative, and slightly astringent. It is used in atonic dyspepsia, and to check hectic sweating.