Sage was asociated with wisdom and consumed regularly with the belief that it made one wise and strengthened the memory...
Parts Used: leaves
Source: steam distillation of the leaves of the evergreen shrub native to the mountains of Spain. It also grows in south west France and Yugoslavia. Most of the oil is produced in Spain.
Description and Odor Effect: pale yellow liquid with a fresh-herbaceous, camphoraceous, slightly pine-like odor.
Blends well with: rosemary, lavandin, lavender, pine, citronella, eucalyptus, juniper, clary sage and cedarwood
Physical Uses: Spanish sage is used on the skin for acne, cuts, dandruff, dermatitis, eczema, excessive sweating, hair loss, gingivitis, gum infections and sores. Spanish sage is purifying, helps in the reduction of cellulite and the build up of toxins, making it effective for arthritis, debility, fluid retention, muscular aches and pains, poor circulation and rheumatism. It can be used to treat asthma, coughs, laryngitis, colds, fever, influenza, headaches, jaundice and liver congestion. It is female balancing, helpful for the treatment of amenorrhoea (absence of the menses), dysmenorrhoea (painful menstruation) and sterility - Ancient Egyptian women who were unable to bear children were given sage leaves to help them become pregnant. Mothers take the herb to wean off nursing, since sage dries up breast milk.
Mental and Emotional Uses: Sage improves alertness, treats nervous exhaustion and stress related conditions.
Caution: Avoid during pregnancy. Sage oil contains a toxic component called thujone, which can interfere with brain and nervous system functions. Spanish sage is less toxic and safer to use. Both common sage and Spanish sage should be avoided by people prone to epileptic seizures.
Therapeutic Properties: antibacterial, antidepressant, anti-diabetic, antifungal, anti-galactagogue, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antisudorific, antiviral, aperitif, aperitive, astringent, blood purifier, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrizant, depurative, digestive, disinfectant (strong), diuretic, emmenagogue, estrogenic, euphoriant, expectorant, febrifuge, healing, hemostatic (bleeding gums), hepatic, hypertensor, insect repellent, laxative, nervine, stimulant (brain, circulatory system, adrenal glands), stomachic, tonic (digestive system), vermifuge, vulnerary, warming
Applications: application aroma lamp, bath, diffusor, inhaler, lightbulb ring, massage, mist spray
Sage Magic: If you desire to make a wish come true, write it on a sage leaf and hide it beneath your pillow. For three nights sleep upon it. If once you dream of what you desire your wish will be materialized; if not, bury the sage in the ground so that you do not come to harm.
Sage Gardening Lore: It is bad luck to plant sage in your own garden - a stranger should be found to do the work... A full bed of sage brings ill luck, so ensure that some other plant shares the plot.
Spanish Sage Harmony
Add these essential oils to 20 ml / 4 teaspoons carrier oil
To boost immunity during viruses:
- 4 drops Spanish Sage
- 4 drops Manuka
- 2 drops Black Pepper
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