Sage

Botanical Name:                   Salvia officinalis

Synonym:                              Garden sage, Dalmatian sage

Botanical Family:                  Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Country of Origin:                 Balkans

Plant Part:                             Dried leaves

Extraction Method:               Steam distillation

Characteristics:                    Sharp, herbaceous

Properties:                            
Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, hypertensive, laxative, stomachic, tonic

Chemical Constituents:      
α-pinene, camphene, β-pinene, myrcene, limonene, 1,8-cineole, α-thujone, β-thujone, camphor, linalool, bornyl acetate, borneol

 

Indications:

 

Mind & Spirit:                       

           

  • Calms the nerves
  • Relieves tiredness, depression and grief.

 

Body:             

  • Digestive stimulant
  • Regulates menstrual cycle
  • Relieves aches and pains of rheumatism
  • Treats menopausal problems
  • Helps formation of scar tissue
  • Effective with sores, dermatitis, psoriasis and ulcers 
  • Raises low blood pressure
  • Tonic to liver and kidneys
  • Effective against water retention, bacterial infections, mouth ulcers and glandular disorders.

 

Contraindications:                Use with extreme care.  Not to be used during pregnancy.  Can provoke convulsions or epileptic fits.  Toxic to the central nervous system in large doses.

Note:                                      Top

Odour Intensity:                     Un-referred

Blends well with:                   
Bay, bergamot, cajeput, clary sage, eucalyptus, geranium, ginger, lavender, orange, peppermint, pine, rose, rosemary, tea tree

 

Traditions:                

The Chinese believed sage cured sterility.  The Romans saw it as a miracle plant.  The Latin root word “salvare” means to heal or to save.  It was an ingredient of many nerve tonics during the Middle Ages and the herb was used to clean gums and whiten teeth.  Sage was also used in folk medicine as herbal infusions, gargles and compresses for mouth/throat infections and to heal wounds and clear headaches.

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