Ayu rved ic Samudrashosha (var.). English Red Sage, Texas Sage.
Decoction—used in renal diseases, also for lumbago. Contraindicated during pregnancy.
Salvia haematodes Linn.
Labiatae; Lamiaceae.
Habitat Cultivated in Indian gardens.
English Blood-veined Sage.
Unani Behman Surkh. (Behman Safed is equated with
Centaurea behen Linn.)
Action Both the varieties of Behman are used in Unani medicine as a cardiac and sex tonic, also as a liver tonic in jaundice.

Salvia lanata Roxb.

Family Labiatae; Lam iaceae.

Habitat The temperate Himalayas from Kashmir to Nepal

Folk Kuuthan-Kali.

576 Salvia moorcroftiana Wall. ex Benth.

Action Roots—an adulterant of Saussurea lappa. Used as a substitute for Saliva moorcroftiana.

Salvia moorcroftiana
Wall. ex Benth.

Family Labiatae; Lamiaceae.

Habitat Northwestern Himalayas from Kashmir to Kumaon at 2,000— 3,000 m.
Folk Kaali-jarri (Punjab).
Action Root—bechic. Leaves— antitussive; applied as poultice to boils and chronic skin affections. Seeds—antispasmodic, emetic. Used for colic, dysentery, also for haemorrhoids; applied to boils.
The root gave a diterpene quinone.
Salvia off icinalis Linn.
Family Labiatae; Lamiaceae.
Habitat Native to the Mediter ranea region; grown as an

English Sage.

Folk Salvia Sefakuss.

Action Plant—astringent, antiinflammatory, carminative, antispasmodic, antiseptic. Leaf and flower—cholagogue, hypoglycaemic, antiasthmatic (used for respiratory allergy), cholagogue, emmenagogue, antisudoriferous, antiseptic. Leaf—diaphoretic, antipyretic. Used for sore throat, laryngitis, tonsillitis,

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