Botanical Name: Salvia officinalis
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Leaves
Note Classification: Top
Aroma: Fresh, warm-spicy, herbaceous, somewhat camphoraceous
Largest Producing Countries: USA, Ukraine, and Spain
Traditional Use: Has a long reputation of culinary and medicinal uses. It has been used for respiratory infections and digestive complaints.
Properties: Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, insecticidal, laxative, stomachic, tonic
Benefits: Insect repellant. Not recommended for use in aromatherapy.
Blends Well With: Citrus oils, hyssop, lavender, lemon, rosemary, rosewood
Of Interest: Sage is believed to be one of the ingredients in Four Thieves Vinegar. However there are many variations on the recipe.
Safety Data: Not for internal use. Avoid in epilepsy, high blood pressure, and while pregnant or breast-feeding. May cause skin irritation.