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March 23, 2020 3 min read

Sage is used fairly extensively in the cosmetic world, mostly in skin care. The beauty products that claim to contain sage oil, likely contain sage essential oil.

Essential oil generally extracted by steam distillation of sage leaves, which provides a full spectrum product.

Health Benefits of Sage Essential Oil

Sage essential oil has a number of non cosmetic benefits, some of which are listed below :

Camphor and camphene gives it the antifungal property and makes it capable of inhibiting fungal infections, both internally and externally. It is known to give relief from fungal infections like dysentery, skin diseases, Athlete’s Foot or dermatitis.

Sage essential oil gives protection against fungal and microbial infections Therefore, you can protect small woundsor cuts from developing irritating or potentially dangerous infections, as confirmed by a report published in the African Journal of Biotechnology

Sage kills bacteria and inhibits their growth in the body. It can also be used to heal ailments like bacterial infections in the ears, nose, throat, eyes, genitals, urethra, colon, intestines as well as on the skin and in wounds.

Sage gets it potent antioxidant power from rosmarinic acid and carnosic acid. These antioxidants attack free radicals in the body, which are the main causes of aging. They slow down aging and help prevent wrinkles, sagging skin, and muscles, reduction in vision and hearing capabilities, malfunctioning of the brain, memory loss, degeneration of tissues, macular degeneration, and nervous disorders.

An antiseptic for wounds, surgical incisions, post natal injuries, ulcers, and sores, as it has antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antifungal properties.

Sage reduces inflammation on the skin and due to fever, and prevents the entry of poisonous material into the bloodstream. It also reduces the effects of excessive intoxicants and narcotics, ingestion of excessive salty or spicy food.

This property of sage essential oil is useful in treating all problems that arise from spasms, including pain in the stomach, chest, and intestines, as well as coughs, convulsions, and cramps.

According to the International Journal of Biology, sage promotes the discharge of bile.  Sage essential oil helps in digestion, soothing the stomach, and improving the functionality of the whole digestive system against inflammation caused by excessive acids. It also neutralizes acids in the stomach and the bloodstream, thereby providing relief from acidity and acidosis, which in turn protects us from peptic ulcers due to acidity, as well as from boils, eruptions, and skin diseases that occur when acid levels rise in the blood.

Sage oil helps to eliminate scars, post-natal abdominal stretch marks, and blemishes caused due to boils, pox, and sores. It also helps in quick healing of wounds and incisions.

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Sage essential oil speeds up the removal of toxins from the blood through excretion or sweating, purifying the blood.

It acts as a digestive medicine in case of indigestion by facilitating the decomposition of food. It does so by promoting the secretion of bile and gastric juices and by inhibiting microbial growth in the digestive system, which interferes with the digestive process.

The antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, and antiseptic properties of essential oil of sage make it an effective disinfectant, as it gives sound protection from both internal and external infections.

This essential oil regularizes menstrual cycles and helps relieve obstructed menses. It activates certain hormones, such as estrogen, which helps to bring about clear menstruation and gives relief from problems like a headache, nausea, weakness, fatigue, depression, mood swings, and other associated symptoms of periods.

It can give you relief from a cough, cold, and infections in your chest and respiratory tracts. It also provides relief from congestion that results from the common cold.

Sage essential oil reduces fevers by fighting infections and reducing inflammation caused by them.

It facilitates excretion and eliminates constipation by promoting the discharge of certain fluids, as well as stimulating the intestines.

 If all the properties of this essential oil are to be described with a single term, ‘stimulant’ would be the appropriate one. Most of the properties it displays are different expressions of this property. It stimulates the brain, nervous system, liver, spleen, and the circulatory and excretory systems, thereby activating and optimizing them. 

Other Benefits

Sage essential oil helps to manage dermatitis, herpes, psoriasis, sinusitis, asthma and bronchitis, accumulation of phlegm, cerebral palsy, depression, sciatica, and lumbago as well as induces mental stability, alertness.

Brenda Hutchinson
Brenda Hutchinson


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