Sage essential oil has a warm, spicy, herbaceous aroma and is known for its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and digestive qualities.
- Latin Name
- Salvia Officinalis
- Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
- Top to Middle
- Essential oil by steam distillation from the dried leaves.
- Thujone, cineol, borneol, caryophyllene and other terpenes.
This evergreen perennial herb can grow up to 80cms in height, has soft silvery/grey oval leaves and blue or violet flowers.
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.