Sage oil, or Salvia officinalis, as it is known in the botanical nomenclature system, is a well-known and frequently heard name in the world of cosmetics, particularly in the field of skincare.
Innumerable beauty treatment products claim that they contain the oil of sage, which is actually sage essential oil.
This essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of sage leaves and is constituted mainly of aesculetin, alpha-humulene, alpha thujene, alpha-thujone, alpha-terpineol, alpha terpenes, alpha-pinene, alpha maaliene, aromadendrene, beta-pinene, beta copaene, beta-thujone, borneol, camphor, cineole, caryophyllene oxide, camphene, delta cadinenes, linalool, limonene, myrcene, ocimene, octanol, para cymene, para cymenol, salviol, terpineol, thujanol, and terpinolene.
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Aromatherapy: Approximately 2 to 3 drops of Cadillac oil, like these, can be mixed with water and other essential oils. When evaporated, the oil can help fight bacteria and other germs in the air.
Skin: Add about 6 drops of sage oil to 25ml of oil, such as coconut oil, and rub directly into the wounded area or massage into the skin. Add 3 to 5 drops of essential oil to the bathwater to calm the sore muscles and improve mood. When rubbed into an injured area, it can have antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and anesthetic effects.
Oral: Add about 1 to 2 drops of essential oil to the tea to reduce inflammation in the gums.The natural guide for plants and supplements states that 25-50 microliters (or 1/2 to 1 drop) can be taken orally one to three times a day. No more than 15 days. The best use of essential oil orally is, one week to use and then a week’s break.
Health Benefits of Sage Essential Oil
The health benefits of sage essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antifungal, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antibacterial, cholagogic and choleretic, cicatrizant, depurative, digestive, disinfectant, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, laxative, and a stimulating substance.
The presence of camphor and camphene in this essential oil gives it an antifungal 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 skincare products.
The components in sage essential oil which give protection against fungal infections also provide protection against microbial infections too. Therefore, you can protect small wounds or cuts from developing irritating or potentially dangerous infections.
This oil is equally useful at countering bacterial infections since it kills bacteria and inhibits their growth in the body. This property can also be used to heal ailments like bacterial infections in the ears, nose, throat, eyes, genitals, urethra, colon, intestines as well as on the skin and in wounds.
This is perhaps the most valuable aspect of this essential oil and the reason behind its extensive use in anti-aging and skin treatment products. Antioxidants, as the name suggests, act against oxidants or
free radicals in the body, which are the main causes of aging. These antioxidants slow down aging and prevent symptoms like wrinkles, sagging skin, and muscles, reduction in vision and hearing capabilities, malfunctioning of the brain, memory loss, degeneration of tissues, macular degeneration, and nervous disorders. oil has a number of non-cosmetic medicinal uses which are listed below.
Since it has antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antifungal properties, it serves as an antiseptic for wounds, surgical incisions, postnatal injuries, ulcers, and sores.
It reduces inflammation on the skin, inflammation due to fever, and prevents the entry of poisonous material into the bloodstream. It also reduces the effects of excessive intoxicants and narcotics, ingestion of excessive salty or spicy food, the influence of very hot winds, etc. It helps cure inflammation in the stomach, intestines, and excretory tracts too.
This 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.
Cholagogue & Choleretic
Both of these properties mean the same, which is a substance that promotes the discharge of bile. This helps in digestion, soothing the stomach, and improving the functionality of the whole digestive system against inflammation caused by excessive acids. It also neutralizes acids in the stomach and the bloodstream, thereby providing relief from acidity and acidosis, which in turn protects us from peptic ulcers due to acidity, as well as from boils, eruptions, and skin diseases that occur when acid levels rise in the blood.
This is yet another property that has made a strong place in the world of cosmetics as a key ingredient of anti-mark and anti-spot cream. This property helps to eliminate scars, fat cracks, post-natal abdominal crack marks, and after-spots left by boils, pox, and sores. This also helps in the quick healing of wounds and incisions.
Sage essential oil speeds up the removal of toxins from the blood through excretion or sweating and thus purifies the blood, acting as a depurative.
It acts as a digestive medicine in case of indigestion by facilitating the decomposition of food. It does so by promoting the secretion of bile and gastric juices and by inhibiting microbial growth in the digestive system, which interferes with the digestive process
The antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, and antiseptic properties of the essential oil sage make it an effective disinfectant, as it gives sound protection from both internal and external infections.
This essential oil regularizes menstrual cycles and helps relieve obstructed menses. It activates certain hormones, such as estrogen, which helps to bring about clear menstruation and gives relief from problems like a headache, nausea, weakness, fatigue, depression, mood swings, and other associated symptoms of periods.
It can give you relief from a cough, cold, and infections in your chest and respiratory tracts. It also provides relief from congestion that results from the common cold.
Sage essential oil reduces fevers by fighting infections and reducing inflammation caused by them.
It facilitates excretion and eliminates constipation by promoting the discharge of certain fluids, as well as stimulating the intestines.
If all the properties of this essential oil are to be described with a single term, ‘stimulant’ would be the appropriate one. Most of the properties it displays are different expressions of this property. It stimulates the brain, nervous system, liver, spleen, and circulatory and excretory systems, thereby activating and optimizing them.
Sage essential oil helps to manage dermatitis, herpes, psoriasis, sinusitis, asthma and bronchitis, accumulation of phlegm, cerebral palsy, depression, sciatica, and lumbago as well as induces mental stability, alertness.