Organic Sage Dalmatian Essential Oil is derived from the leaves of the common sage plant. The Dalmatian origin 30% essential oil is a high-potency, steam-distilled oil that should be used with great care due to its high levels of ketones. The 30% refers to its thujone content, a constituent that is not present in clary sage or other forms of sage essential oil. Sage essential oil was prized for its medicinal properties by the ancient Greeks and Romans. Hippocrates included it in his list of 400 ‘simples,’ and Dioscorides found it effective in treating liver disease. The ancient Egyptians administered it to infertile women, and the Greeks still make a tea from it, believing that it helps to stimulate the senses, and protect from loss of memory. In the middle ages, it was used as a plague remedy, and widely regarded as a cure-all. In the early days of modern aromatherapy, it was thought to be helpful in treating women’s ailments and easing the symptoms of difficult menstruation as well as menopause.
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