Sage Essential Oil
Sage, as its name suggests, is a thought provoking oil and enhances spiritual awareness. It is used extensively for winter illnesses and in skin and hair health. Sage is a stimulant – acting on our nervous system, digestions, brain function, liver and spleen
Sages helps to slow the aging process. Sage contains Camphor which gives it an anti-fungal property, and is capable of inhibiting or treating fungal infections such as skin diseases, athlete’s foot and dermatitis
· It is also anti bacterial and can be used to heal bacterial infections in eyes, nose, skin and on wounds.
· It contains anti oxidants which is why it is so widely used in skin care products. It can slow down the aging process and help to prevent symptoms of aging such as wrinkles, memory loss, muscle degeneration and sagging skin.
· As an antispasmodic it can treat problems arising from spasms in the stomach, chest, coughs and convulsions.
· It acts as an antiseptic for wounds, surgical incisions, ulcers, sores, etc.
· Dabbing on can help scars, post natal abdominal marks and after-spots left by boils, pox, sores to vanish
· Sage is a laxative by stimulating the intestines and also aids digestion by stimulating the production of bile
· As an expectorant it gives relief from cough and cold and infections in chest and respiratory tracts. Also gives relief from congestion resulting from cold.
· Sage had the property of being an emenagogue, so it regularizes menstrual cycles and helps resume obstructed menses. This oil activates certain hormones such as estrogen which helps bring about clear menstruations and gives relief from problems like headache, nausea, weakness and fatigue, depression etc. which happen during periods.
· For hair health it slows hair loss, prevents dandruff, and treats oily hair due to its astringent properties
· Sage blends well with geranium, lavender, orange, tea tree, rosemary and ginger
Who should not use: Being a nervous stimulant, those with epilepsy or having history of it, should avoid using it. Also it should not be used during pregnancy
An ancient Chinese proverb is: “How can a man grow old who has sage in his garden?”