Sage, Common Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Salvia officinalis
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Leaves
Note Classification: Top
Aroma: Fresh, warm-spicy, herbaceous, somewhat camphoraceous
Largest Producing Countries: USA, Ukraine, and Spain
Traditional Use: Has a long reputation of culinary and medicinal uses. It also has an affinity with the digestive and respiratory systems.
Properties: Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, insecticidal, laxative, stomachic, tonic
Benefits: Insect repellant. Not recommended for use in aromatherapy.
Blends Well With: Citrus oils, hyssop, lavender, lemon, rosemary, rosewood
Of Interest: Sage is believed to be one of the ingredients in Four Thieves Vinegar. However there are many variations on the recipe.
Safety Data: Not for internal use. Avoid in epilepsy and while pregnant. May cause skin irritation.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).