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Latin Name: Salvia officinalis
Common Name: Sage (aka Common Sage, Garden Sage, English Sage, Dalmation Sage, True Sage)
Botanical Name: Salvia officinalis
Botany: A small evergreen shrub with grayish leaves that is native to the Mediterranean region.
History: Sage was highly prized in ancient times as a medicinal herb. The Romans called sage “herba sacra” or sacred herb because they believed it was capable of saving people from illness and death.
Plant Part: Leaf
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Cultivation Method: Ethically farmed
Fragrance: Camphoraceous, herbaceous, strong, fruity, spicy
Color of Oil: Clear
Note: Middle Note
Blends well with: Bay Laurel, Bergamot, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Hyssop, Lavandin, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Melissa, Myrtle, Niaouli, Orange, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sandalwood
Therapeutic Benefits - Mind: Sage is a regenerative that helps against memory loss, fatigue and a lack of confidence.
Therapeutic Benefits - Body: Sage is antispasmodic. It is good for dermatitis and regulates dandruff. Sage is a circulatory stimulant that raises blood pressure. It helps regulate the menstrual cycle and aids female sterility due to it being estrogen-like but it also helps male infertility. Sage stimulates the adrenal and pineal glands, metabolism, digestive and lymph system. Other uses for Sage include: anemia, constipation, cellulite, increasing perspiration, increasing lactation, Alzheimer’s, and as a deodorant.
Therapeutic Benefits - Spirit: Sage opens the third eye chakra. Sage expands the conscious and helps to focus.
Chemical Constituents: 1,8-cineole, borneol, camphor, caryophyllene, thujone
Common Adulterants: Fractions of eucalyptus oil
Application Method: Dilute 10 drops in 1 oz carrier oil, massage oil, or lotion and apply to skin or bath. Use 4 drops in 2 cups of hot water for a steam.
Warnings: Avoid during pregnancy and if epileptic. Toxic in high concentrations.
Color Energy: Green - Tonifying