Sago, is the medullary substance obtained from a species of the Palm tree (Cycas circinalis, L) a native of the Molucca and other of the East Indies. It is used as bread by the natives, who used as bread by the natives, who macerate it in water, and form it into cakes. The grains of S sold in the shops, are prepared in a manner similar to those of Tapioca (see Cassava) : they furnish a nourishing and agreeable jelly with water, milk, or broth ; but they should be previously cleaned; and, to dissolve them completely, the first decoction should be strained, and afterwards boiled a second time, for about half an hour. With a view to render it more agreeable, a small portion of lemon-juice, sugar, and wine, may be added. In this state, it forms an excellent dish as a restorative, particularly for the consumptive, convalescent, and those whose digestion is weak or impaired; but the coarser parts, which remain after straining the liquor, should not be eaten; as they too flaulent for the stomach of invalids, and afford little nutriment. In phithisical cases, decoction of sago in milk, will be the most pro-; per; for wine and broth can be al-lowed only to patients who are from febrile symptoms.