The aroma of sage is clear, herbal,
camphorous and sharp. Traditionally, sage has been used for a variety of
disorders such as respiratory infections, menstrual difficulties, and
digestive complaints. Apart from its widespread use in cooking (the
herb, that is), sage has always been used in folk medicine in many
countries in the form of herbal infusions, gargles, vinegars and
poultices, particularly for mouth and throat infections.
As an essential oil its properties are said to be anti-inflammatory,
antibacterial, antiseptic, digestive and diuretic. This oil blends well
with bergamot, eucalyptus, orange, peppermint, and rosemary. Should be
used with caution, avoid with people with epilepsy or high blood
pressure, do not use in children or the elderly, avoid in pregnancy as
it's said to be an abortifacient. Sage contains thujone, a substance
which is considered toxic in high doses.
Botanical Name: Salvia officinalis
(α + β) Thujone: 39.2%
Plant Part: Leaves
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, clear, pale yellow to greenish yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A top note with a medium aroma, Sage Essential Oil has a herbaceous scent with strong musty notes.
Blends With: Bergamot, Lavender, Lemon, Origanum and Rosemary.
Product Abstract: Salvia officinalis from
the Ladiatae family is also known as Garden Sage and True Sage. Sage is
an evergreen perennial herb with a woody base, soft gray-green oval
leaves and a mass of blue or violet flowers that can grow up to about 60
cm tall. The Latin word salvare means 'heal' or 'save’. The
ancient Greeks and Romans believed that it imparted wisdom, thus its
name; and through the Middle Ages, it continued to be used for memory
Cautions: Do not use if under the care of a health
practitioner; an oral toxin, this is for external use only. Dilute well
before use; may cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test
is recommended prior to use. Contact with the eyes should be avoided.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only.
Do not use on young children, and it may cause skin irritation in some
individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes
should be avoided.Warning: Keep out of reach of children.
Highly concentrated, dilute properly before use. Keep away from eyes
& mucous membranes. Not For Internal Use. If pregnant, seek
professional advice before use.