In Medieval Europe, sage was said to support brain function and inhibit short-term memory loss. The Ancient Greeks used to burn sage leaves and inhale the camphorous aroma in order to alleviate asthmatic symptoms. And what a treat for the skin! Whether you experience acne, oiliness, or bites, Sage Essential Oil may be used to achieve clearer, more luminous skin.
“Sage oil has been shown in vitro to have an extremely broad spectrum of action.”
~ Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph.D., Medical Aromatherapy
“Sage was thought to banish all greif from the mind and body…” ~ Julia Lawless, Aromatherapy and the Mind
“Of all garden herbs, none is of greater virtue than sage… such is the virtue of sage that if it were possible, it would make a man immortal.” ~ Thomas Coghan, The Haven of Health
“Sage makes an excellent gargle for mouth sores, laryngitis, sore throat, sore gums, and tonsillitis. The dried herb is burned as an incense for purification of negative energy. Here is an ancient saying about sage: ‘Eating a few sage leaves a day will keep old age away.’” ~ Brigitte Mars, Beauty by Nature
Traditional, mental, physical, emotional benefits: Sage oil has traditionally been used to treat eczema and psoriasis, soothe insect bites and wounds, stimulate the scalp, freshen the breath, uplift the mind, and soothe frazzled nerves. It may also be beneficial in the treatment of acne and oily skin, used as an astringent, and used as an antiperspirant.