Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Healing With Sage Oil

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 Today we are going to check out Sage oil....mmm love Sage...The aroma of Sage oil evokes memories of comforting homemade food, but at the same time it heals your body and stimulates your mind.....Keep reading for more about this wonder herb.....


Healing With Sage Oil

Refreshing and cleansing, Sage is associated with wisdom and healing. Its aroma has warm undertones and traces of Camphor. originating from Asia and the Mediterranean, its main use is a culinary herb.

The essential oil, distilled from the leaves, is potent and should be used sparingly and with caution.

Sage is a powerful stimulant and in small doses, makes an effective antidepressant to strengthen and calm nerves. It restores vitality after emotional "burn-out" and relieves nervous debility.

It is a tonic to the digestive system, particularly the liver and kidneys. It relieves chronic or persistent respiratory infections and imitates estrogen, which regulates your periods. As a beauty oil, Sage reduces sweat and fights dandruff.

Active Ingredients Of Sage Oil

Ketones~Sage is rich in Thujone, Cineole and Camphor. These are analgesic and calming but can be toxic. Avoid Sage if you suffer from epilepsy or are pregnant.

Phenols~Carvaciol, which stimulates the immune and nervous systems and has antiseptic properties.

Varieties~Spanish Sage is believed to be safer than common Sage. It lacks Thujone but still contains 29% Cineole and 32% Camphor, so caution is necessary.

Using Your Sage Oil

Natural Estrogen

Encourage Periods~Massage abdomen with:
  • 3 drops Sage
  • 3 drops Jasmine
  • 4 drops Lavender
  • 2 tbsp Jojoba

Relief From PMS~Relieve painful periods with Sage's antispasmodic action. Combine the following to make a compress and lay it over the abdomen until pain subsides:
  • 3 drops Sage
  • 3 drops Lavender
  • Hot water

Combat Menopause~Relieve symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes and perspiration with a massage containing:
  • 3 drops Sage
  • 5 drops Geranium
  • 4 drops Fennel
  • 2 tbsp Grapeseed

Chronic Chest Complaints

Sage is renowned for strengthening the lungs and alleviating persistent chest or catarrh infections.

Gargle For Sore Throats~Combine the following and gargle three times a day. Do not swallow.
  • 3 drops Sage
  • 3 drops Tea Tree
  • Tepid water

Cure A Cough~Ease a tickly cough with a throat, chest and back massage, combine the following:
  • 3 drops Sage
  • 4 drops Rosemary
  • 2 drops Peppermint
  • 2 tbsp Grapeseed

Relieve Your Sinuses~Clear your sinuses with a steam inhalation containing:
  • 5 drops Sage
  • 5 drops Eucalyptus
  • 5 drops Thyme
Inhale vapors for ten minutes.

Deodorizing Sage

Sneaker Odor~Sprinkle this blend into shoes and leave overnight:
  • 3 drops Sage
  • 6 drops Rosemary
  • 4 drops Lavender
  • 4 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda

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