Sage (Salvia officinalis) is a perennial shrub native to the Mediterranean. Its name comes from the Latin "salvare", conveying the importance attributed a long time to this plant. Its essential oil regulates the menstrual cycle and reduces fluid retention. It also has antibacterial properties, being used to relieve sore throats and to clean wounds and infected ulcers. It is used in cosmetics as it reduces excessive sweating and is optimal for oily skins.
Major constituents: cis-thione (25.9%), camphor (20%).
PRECAUTIONS IN USE:
Avoid using this essential oil during pregnancy as it can stimulate the uterine muscles. Contains tuiona, a compound with neurotoxic effects. If you suffer from epilepsy do not use this essential oil as it may promote epileptic seizures.