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Sage Essential Oil is derived from the leaves of the common sage plant also know as Sage Dalmatian. The Dalmatian origin 30% essential oil is a high-potency, steam-distilled oil that should be used with great care due to its high levels of ketones. The 30% refers to its thujone content, a constituent that is not present in clary sage or other forms of sage essential oil. The species is salvia officinalis, and its chemical makeup consists of thujone, 1,8-cineol, camphor, borneol, bornyl esters, a-pinene and salvene. The oil itself presents as a yellow-green liquid with a medium, camphorous, warm and spicy herbal scent, and the highest quality varieties are produced in the Dalmatians, France, Russia, Turkey, the Ukraine and Hungary.
Sage essential oil in history
Sage essential oil was prized for its medicinal properties by the ancient Greeks and Romans. Hippocrates included it in his list of 400 ‘simples,’ and Dioscorides found it effective in treating liver disease. The ancient Egyptians administered it to infertile women, and the Greeks still make a tea from it, believing that it helps to stimulate the senses, and protect from loss of memory. In the middle ages, it was used as a plague remedy, and widely regarded as a cure-all. In the early days of modern aromatherapy, it was thought to be helpful in treating women’s ailments and easing the symptoms of difficult menstruation as well as menopause
Sage Oil Uses
Improve alertness, relieve mental exhaustion/depression: uplifting, stimulating scent helps you to feel more alert, responsive and present. Wakes up the mind and the senses, alleviates negative thoughts.
Improve circulation: stimulates blood flow to the extremities and helps to purify the blood.
Muscle aches, arthritis: a warming oil, it can be soothing to tired, aching muscles and joints.
Digestive: aids in breaking down of food in the gut by stimulating digestive enzyme production and inhibiting microbial growth.
Detoxifying: due to its ability to stimulate blood flow, it promotes the release of blood-borne toxins through excretion.
Liver tonic: stimulates bile production, which can help clear the liver of built-up toxins.
Relieve menstrual symptoms: regulates menstrual cycle, treats discomforting symptoms of PMS and difficult ovulation, and can help start a stuck menses as it stimulates estrogen production.
Release blocked emotions: can be helpful allowing the release of tension and pent-up anxieties.
Baldness and alopecia: used in hair tonics and conditioners to stimulate hair follicles and prevent further hair loss.
Decongestant: breaks up chest congestion caused by colds and flu, and relieves discomfort caused by respiratory infection.
Antioxidant: a powerful antioxidant, sage essential oil is a common ingredient in anti-aging preparations.
Antiseptic: kills bacteria and inhibits its growth, which can prevent re-infection.
Anti-fungal: helps to treat fungal and microbial infections.
Anti-inflammatory: reduces inflammation in the body and on the surface of the skin.
Anti-spasmodic: can be used to treat any affliction that arises from a spasm, such as cough, hiccups, stomach cramps, abdominal cramps and convulsions.
Reduces appearance of scars and skin discoloration: good for lessening the appearance of scars from acne, stretch marks, skin cracking, surgical incisions as well as other cuts and wounds.
Soothes sore throats: used in a mouthwash or gargle, can ease the pain of a sore throat and kill the bacteria that may be causing it.
Ease labor pains: taken for two weeks prior to childbirth,
Perfumery: added in very small amounts, a common fixative for many scents.
Culinary: a versatile addition to many dishes, marinades, sauces, flavor tinctures and bitters.
Household: an excellent air-freshener, for sachets in your linen drawers or closet, or potpourri.
Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Large amounts have proven to be neurotoxic, and taken internally it can be fatal. Sage Dalmatian essential oil should be avoided by children, young adults and sensitive individuals. If you suffer from epilepsy, or nervous hysteria, you should avoid sage Dalmatian. Heed all recommended dilution factors before use, and test on a small area of skin until you know your tolerance.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product.