Salvia officinalis Even though Sage Oil can be toxic in too large dosages, it still offers some very good therapeutic properties which should be balanced against its side effects. It can be used in skin care preparations for problem skin and wrinkles, it is also a potent anti-oxidant, reducing the pace of natural process of ageing. It is relaxing and soothing to the body and mind.
SAGE (Leaves) Salvia officinalis
Sage Essential Oil has a sharp, herbal smell; it relaxes overworked muscles, as well as the pain associated with rheumatism. It is a good antiseptic oil, but is best used in lower concentrations.
Even though too high amounts of this essential oil can cause problems, it can be used with great effect on a variety of problems, as long as low percentages are used.
Sage Essential Oil is gentle to use in body skin care preparations for problem skin and wrinkles it also serves as a potent anti-oxidant, thereby reducing the pace of natural process of degradation of body.
Although this oil has a high thujone content, and can therefore cause convulsions when used in high concentrations, it is effective in regulating the digestive system on account of its choleretic property, which means that it stimulates the secretion of bile.
Due to the hormonal regulatory effect of this oil it been used to combat female sterility, as well as menopausal problems and has a tonic effect on the urinary tract as well as the liver and kidneys.
Sage Essential Oil also stimulates the lymphatic system and thereby boosts glandular function while it also has value to treat dermatitis, atonic wounds, sores, ulcers, as well as insect bites and reducing large pores.
On the muscular system it can be used to ease stiff muscles and particularly fibrositis and torticollis (stiff neck) and eases trembling and palsy.
Sage essential oil is also used to optimise a healthy immune system. It is relaxing and soothing to the body and mind, it helps you cope with the stresses and strains of a busy lifestyle.
This oil also instrumental in curing various other diseases and conditions like dermatitis, psoriasis, bronchitis, herpes, and sinusitis
If the toxic effects of Sage Essential Oil bother you, you could consider Clary Sage Essential Oil as it has similar properties as sage oil, but does not have the side effects.
Sage Essential Oil blends well with
Although essential oils blend well with one another, sage oil blends particularly well with Bergamot, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper Berry, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Pine, Rosemary and Sandalwood.
The therapeutic properties of sage oil are anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, hypertensive, laxative, stomachic and tonic.
The main chemical components of sage oil are a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, myrcene, limonene, 1,8-cineole, a-thujone, b-thujone, camphor, linalool, bornyl acetate and borneol
Unicorn Aromatherapy’s Sage Essential oil is extracted from the dried leaves by steam distillation and comes from Spain.
Sage is a powerful oil and should be used with care. It is classified as an oral toxin and should be used with great care in Aromatherapy. Sage Essential Oil should be avoided during pregnancy and by young children or persons suffering from epilepsy.