Sage Essential Oil – The Health Benefits

Sage Essential oil:

Benefits can be attributed to its properties as an:

  • antifungal
  • antimicrobial
  • antioxidant
  • antiseptic
  • anti-inflammatory
  • antispasmodic
  • antibacterial
  • cholagogue
  • choleretic
  • cicatrisant
  • depurative
  • digestive
  • disinfectant
  • emenagogue
  • expectorant
  • stimulating substance
  • sage
    Salvia Officinalis, as it is known in botanical nomenclature system, is well known and frequently heard name in the world of cosmetics, particularly in the field of skin care.

    This Essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of sage leaves and is constituted mainly of:

  • Aesculetinen
  • Alpha Humulene
  • Alpha Thujone
  • Alpha Terineol
  • Alpha Terpenes
  • Alpha Pinene
  • Alpha Maalinen
  • Aromadendrene
  • Beta Pinen
  • Beta Copaene
  • Beta Thujonr
  • Borneol
  • Camphor
  • Cineole
  • Caryophyllene Oxide
  • Camphene
  • Delta Cadinenes
  • Linalool
  • Limonene
  • Myrcere
  • Ocimenes
  • Octenol
  • Paracymene
  • Para Cymenol
  • Salviol
  • Terpinenol
  • Thujanol
  • Terpinolene.

*The presence of camphor and camphene (types of Turpene’s) in this essential oil gives it and anti-fungal property.
This oil is capable of inhibiting fungal infections both internally and externally, and gives relief from fungal infections like dysentery, skin diseases, Athlete’s Foot, or dermatitis.
This property is one of the causes behind its use in skin care products.
The components in sage essential oil which give protection against microbial infections too.
Since it is antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties, it serves as an antiseptic for wounds, surgical incisions, post-natal injuries, ulcers, and sores.
The property of sage essential oil is useful in treating all problems that arise from spasms, including pain in the stomach, chest and intestines, as well as coughs, convulsions, and cramps.