sage essential oil
Sage oil can be used with great effect on a variety of problems, as long as low percentages are used. It can stimulate the lymphatic system and is good for menopausal problems. On the skin it not only helps healing but also reducing pore size.
Although this oil has a high thujone content, and can therefore cause convulsions when used in high concentrations, it can help stimulate the digestion and due to its hormonal regulatory effect, it is most useful for menstrual problems, as well as the pain associated with rheumatism.
It helps to deal with grief and depression and quickens the senses. It has a tonic effect on the urinary tract as well as the liver and kidneys.
Sage oil also stimulates the lymphatic system and thereby boosts glandular function while it is also useful in treating dermatitis, atonic wounds, sores, ulcers, as well as insect bites and reducing large pores.
On the muscular system it can be used to ease stiff muscles and particularly fibrositis and torticollis (stiff neck) and eases trembling and palsy.
If the toxic effects of sage oil bothers you, you could consider clary sage oil as it has similar properties as sage oil, but does not have the side effects.
Sage oil is extracted from the dried leaves by steam distillation
Sage is a powerful oil and should be used with care. It is classified as an oral toxin and should be used with great care in aromatherapy.
Sage oil blends particularly well with bergamot, lavender, lemon and rosemary