Sage Salvia officinalis L., Lamiaceae has been known since ancient times and it has been used as a cure for many diseases. Salvia’s name originates from the word Salvare, which means to save or heal.
The flowering part of the plant is distilled with water steam. It contains up to 8% of sesquiterpenes (caryophyllenes), monoterpene alcohols (up to 12% linalol, up to 10% α-terpineol, up to 15% borneol), semi-terpene alcohol viridiflorol, up to 14% 1.8-cineol oxide. It has the highest content of monoterpene ketones (up to 40% α-tux, up to 15 β-inch, up to 26% camphor).
It works well against antibacterial Gram positive organisms and weak against Gram negative. It works well against Candide.1 1
Sage floral water is great skin refreshment. It cleans, refreshes and renews your skin and helps to normalize skin natural function. It is recommended for care of the greasy or mixed skin types, for treating wrinkles or scars. It is known to be the best astringents among any other floral water. It also works really well on greasy scalp because it reduces sebum. It is also well known as an antiperspirant and stops unpleasant body odour so it can be used as a natural deodorant. We highly recommend it to treat wounds, eczema, acne and painful insect’s bites.
After using the floral water we recommend to treat your skin with some cream or body oil. It’s worth trying, is in it?
1 Markovic S; Fitoaromaterapija, Centar Cedrus 2005 pages 244-245.