Herbs Salviae Plebeiae


Herb of Salvia plebela R. Br., family Labiatae.

A herb, 20-60 cm high. Stem square, much branching, pubescent. Leaves opposite, long-ovate, both surfaces glandular spots. Verticillaster with numerous flowers; corolla bilabiate and blue-purple. Bitter and acrid in taste, cool in nature, and attributive to lung and liver channel.

1 Eliminate phlegm, relieve cough and dyspnea: For cough of lung-heat type with abundant expectoration and dyspnea.
2. Clear away heat and toxic material: For sorethroat and skin infection.
3. Promote diuresis and reduce edema: For edema and dysuria.
4. Clear away heat to stop bleeding: For hemoptysis, hemafecia and hematohidrosis due to blood-heat.

Pharmacological Action
1. Its decoction is an expectorant, and can inhibit the growth of Staphylococcus albus and pneumococcus in vitro.
2. Its flavone glycoside is an expectorant and antiasthmatic.

Administration Decoction: 10-30g.


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