Sage which is also known as Salvia officinalis, Dalmatian sage, garden sage, true sage and common sage is a herb that looks very much like a bush that grows bluish or purplish flowers. The word sage is originated from the Latin word salvere which means to save. The characteristics of the Sage oil could save your health by its benefits and properties that contribute to positive health. The herb sage is considered as the sacred herb by the Greeks and Romans. It was used as refrigerators for the preservation of various types of food and also meats so that they wouldn’t go bad. It is a nutty and spicy smelling oil used for its therapeutic benefits. Sage oil is the oil which is extracted from sage leaves through the process of steam distillation. Usually, sage is stored in airtight plastic bags and crushed with a mallet. The primary use of the Sage oil includes cooking, flavouring and also medicine. It is a home to a wide range of benefits. It is great for the skin problems. It has properties which can reduce inflammations and bring relief when you’re going through a fever. It is not considered as an ordinary oil or simply an essential oil. It has antibacterial characteristics which provide relief from dysentery and other problems related to digestion.
1. Antifungal, Antimicrobial and Antibacterial
Sage oil has essential antifungal properties because it contains camphor and camphene. The oil is often used in various skin care products because it contains camphor and camphene. Sage oil has antimicrobial properties and antibacterial properties. Sage oil is applied when you get a cut or wounded on the part of the body. It allows the wound heal faster.
The Sage oil is considered to be an antioxidant due to its ability to fight against free radicals in the body, it is great for your skin and is a natural anti-aging agent. Applying the oil is not only good for the skin related problems also it has the ability to reduce the early onset of various symptoms of aging such as wrinkles, nervous system disorders and many other signs of getting older.
Sage oil has an anti-inflammatory property. Inflammation is the condition where the body tries to remove any harmful stimulants for the purpose of healing such as pathogens, irritants or any damaged cells. It allows you to reduce inflammations caused by fever, the toxic material in the bloodstream, inflammations on the skin, inflammations due to the consumption of spicy food or even intoxicants like alcohol or narcotics and also many types of inflammations in the digestive system.
The Sage oil stimulates the brain, nervous system, liver, spleen, and the circulatory and excretory systems, thereby activating and optimizing them.
Sage essential oil helps you to reduce fevers by fighting infections and reducing inflammation caused by them.
The sage oil is an effective disinfectant because it gives sound protection from both internal and external infections.
The sage oil contains camphor and camphene which are considered to be toxic substances. Hence it is recommended that pregnant women should not use the oil. It stimulates the nervous system hence it is not recommended to be used by someone who is epileptic or has a history of epileptic attacks.