Sage, Spanish (NOP)

Sage, Spanish (NOP)
aka Spanish Sage

Botanical Name: Salvia lavandulifolia
Country of Origin: Spain
Family: Labiate

Plant Material Used: dried leaves of the wild herb
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation

Method of Cultivation: Organic (NOP)

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CAS# : 8016-65-7
Flash Point: 49 C

Chemical Composition:
1,8-cineole, borneol, camphene, a-pinene, b-pinene, camphor, limonene, linalool.

Salvia lavandulifolia Vahl., Spanish sage, is a small shrub sold as sage is a pale yellow mobile oil with a fresh herbaceous, eucalyptol, camphor like odor, a rather sharp pine like topnote and little or no sweetness on drying out.

Spanish Sage is often mistaken for eucalyptus because of it high 1,8-cineol content. It has very little thujone, making it less toxic than true Sage, however, it should not be used in place of the true sage oil.

It is recommended for the relief of muscular aches and pains, arthritis and rheumatism. Also, it may be useful as an inhalation for asthma and coughs.

The essential oil obtained from the leaves is used in perfumery, to perfume soaps and cosmetics. Also used as a freshener in industrial perfumes, soap perfumes.

Blends well with the related oils of rosemary, lavandin, spike lavender, pine needle, citronella.

Spanish Sage might be helpful for oily skin and acne.

Safety & Cautions:
- A very powerful oil. In excess amounts may be toxic.
- It is strongly suggested that this oil be used only by professionals.
- This oil contains a high percentage of thujone & camphor which have been identified as provoking epileptic seizures.
- Avoid during pregnancy.

Articles of interest:
- Article - Used to treat Alzheimer's Disease

S. Arctander - Perfume & Flavors of Natural Origins
S Battaglia The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy
W. Sellar - Directory of Essential Oils

Ref: Source: Simon, J.E., A.F. Chadwick and L.E. Craker. 1984. Herbs: An Indexed Bibliography. 1971-1980. The Scientific Literature on Selected Herbs, and Aromatic and Medicinal Plants of the Temperate Zone. Archon Books, 770 pp., Hamden, CT

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