Teucrium scorodonia. N.O. Labiateae.
Synonym ► Garlic Sage, Wood Germander. Habitat ► Heaths, commons, woods.
Features ► Very similar in appearance to the ordinary garden, or culinary sage. Part used ► Herb.
Action ► Diaphoretic, astringent, emmenagogue, tonic.
In feverish colds and faulty menstruation due to chills. Wineglass doses of the 1 ounce to 1 pint infusions are taken warm. Hool tells us that Wood Sage “combined with Comfrey and Ragwort, freely influences the bladder,” and that it is “an appetiser of the first order, and as a tonic will be found equal to Gentian.”