Photo: Salvia officinalis 1.

Botanical name: 

Flowering tops. Helsinki bot.g. (Kump.), Finland. Planted. 1999-09-06.

Salvia officinalis L.
Engl.: common sage, kitchen sage, broadleaf sage, Dalmatian sage, garden sage, meadow sage, red sage, sage.
Deu.: Salbei, Echter Salbei, Gartensalbei.
Suom.: ryytisalvia, rohtosalvia, salvia.
Sven.: kryddsalvia, salvia.
Fran.: sauge.
Ital.: salvia.
Span.: salvia real

Personal use? Non-commercial use? Commercial use? Read the Fine Print. Comments? Tell me.

Photo: Salvia officinalis 1.


Herbal Medicine Student
Salvia officinalis, I remember this herb as The Great Healer. If my memory serves me well it was Mrs Grieves' that warned me and educated me of it's powerful healing properties. Yet today, we are warned off it due to it's high content of potentially toxic chemical constituents. Interestingly science and technology has further inquired and most suggest not to use it, so why is it available in aromatherapy oils for massage if it has no goodness?

A beautiful print of this magical friend.
A wonderful site Henriette
Thank You for the privilege of access.

Margaret :)

... if you were to look only at single constituents you couldn't eat a thing. Like, cabbage contains traces of mustard gas, it's TOXIC! ... butter will kill you on sight, and milk is loaded with things like lactose and milk proteins. Let's not even get started on potatoes and tomatoes. And bread, that's a very powerful neurotoxin -- IF you look at single constituents, not the whole thing. And of course, if you're sensitive to said neurotoxins (they're called gluten, gliadin, and similar things).

No. Look at all the centuries of safe use, and use the herb. Not the single constituent.
As to aromatherapy oils, I don't have an opinion on them as I'm a herbalist, not an aromatherapist. Note, however, that most (if not all) essential oils available to the great unwashed masses are adulteraded, in various ways. The more expensive the oil, the more likely that it's adulterated.

Have fun,

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