Green Valley Aromatherapy

Sage

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General Properties

  • antidepressant
  • anti-infectious
  • antisudorific
  • emmenagogue
  • stimulant
>Origin: Spain. Steam distilled from the leaves of the herb.

Description

Spanish Sage is steam distilled from the flowers and leaves of the herb. This herb is primarily grown in the Mediterranean and China.

Sage is known to be a stimulant of the adrenal cortex, as well as the central nervous system, and has been used to try and stimulate the metabolism as well. Sage is good for the head and brain as it quickens the senses and memory. It helps to regulate the menstrual cycle and may help women in childbirth. Sage is a nervous system and metabolism stimulant. It may help to restore scanty or missed periods (emmenagogue) and can induce uterine spasm. It has a warming, softening effect which is useful on muscles which have been over-developed by weight-training.

In skincare, sage can be useful in healing acne and dermatitis and as a cell regenerator, aged skin may benefit. It may also be helpful for dandruff and hair loss. For its healing benefits, Sage is a nervous system and metabolism stimulant.

Specific Cautions

Avoid during pregnancy. Avoid in people with epilepsy. This oil can be abortive and toxic in higher doses. USE WITH CAUTION, as this is a powerful oil. Not to be confused with Salvia officinalis (Dalmatian) which is not recommended for aromatherapy.

References

Information about this essential oil came from the following sources:

  1. Worwood, Valerie Ann. The Fragrant Pharmacy. (Toronto: Bantam Books, 1990)
  2. Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z. (United Kingdom: Saffron Walden, 1988)
  3. Tisserand, Robert and Tony Balacs. Essential Oil Safety. (Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 1995)

Note and Disclaimer

The information and opinions provided here are for general educational purposes only and do not replace medical advice. It is your responsibility to consult a suitably qualified medical practitioner to ensure that you will not have any medical problems from any of our products.

Product Specifications

Botanical Name: Salvia lavandulaefolia
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Appearance: Clear liquid
Solubility in Oil: Soluble
Solubility in Water: Insoluble
Solubility in Alcohol: Soluble
Safety Information: Please read the safety information associated with this product carefully.
More Information: A MSDS sheet is available for this product.