August 1, 2011

sage oil benefitsSage (Salvia officinalis) is one of the greatest herbs on earth which gives us great opportunities for creating various herbal remedies and herbal extracts for a great variety of diseases and illnesses. Ancient Romans called sage ‘a sacred herb‘ and used to highly value and widely use it for its numerous therapeutic properties and healing actions. In addition to all the purposes, sage leaves and stems also play a role of natural materials for essential oil with very sharp, warm and herbal aroma. Sage essential oil is received by stem distillation and there is a great deal of applications and health benefits of sage oil which are known and proven by modern medical science.

Sage essential oil is know for its very rich chemical content. It includes a great deal of natural compounds and ingredients like Limonene, Linalool, Alpha Terpineol, Aesculetinen, Alpha Pinene, Beta Pinene, Cineole, Camphene, Camphor, Paracymene, Myrcene, and others. One of the oldest and the most known sage oil benefits embraces various purposes of skin care including cleansing, disinfection, moisturizing, acne removal and so on. Another important group of health benefits of sage oil is based on antioxidant and anti-aging actions of this natural product, which are also used in skin care, as well as help us prevent degeneration of tissues, memory loss, loss of vision and hearing abilities and many more similar aliments related to aging.

health benefits of sage oilAntibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties of sage essential oil are pretty powerful, so this oil can be used to treat bacterial and fungal infections, including such health conditions as dermatitis, athlete’s foot, ear or eye infections, throat infections, urethra infections and so on. This natural remedy is also a very good antiseptic and can assist in healing wounds or physical damages of skin. Sage oil is a great stimulant, and it can be a recommended natural solution to improve and tone the function of our brain, liver, digestive and sardiovasculat systems, spleen and other principal body organs and systems.

Other health benefits of sage oil embrace laxative and digestive properties, so this natural remedy can be used for promoting bile secretion, balancing the processes in the intestines, preventing flatulence and other minor digestion problems. As a safe natural expectorant, sage essential oil can be used to treat respiratory problems with such symptoms as coughs, fever, chest infections and so on. Emenagogue actions of this natural product can aid in regulating menstrual cycle and reducing PMS signs and symptoms. This essential oil blends perfectly with Lavender essential oil, Neroil essential oil, Tea tree essential oil, Rosemary essential oil and Geranium essential oil.  To enjoy the above mentioned sage oil benefits, talk to your health care specialist in order to avoid possible unwanted side effects.

Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.

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