Sage Essential Oil

Salvia Officinalis Dalmation

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Sage essential oil has a warm, spicy, herbaceous aroma and is known for its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and digestive qualities.

Latin Name
Salvia Officinalis
Family
Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Note
Top to Middle
Extraction
Essential oil by steam distillation from the dried leaves.
Constituents
Thujone, cineol, borneol, caryophyllene and other terpenes.
Origin
Dalmation

This evergreen perennial herb can grow up to 80cms in height, has soft silvery/grey oval leaves and blue or violet flowers.

History

This herb was believed to strengthen the senses and the memory, was also used for a variety of disorders including respiratory infections, menstrual difficulties and digestive complaints. The Chinese believed that it cured sterility, while the Romans believed it cured just about everything.