Salvia officinalis (sage, also called Dalmatian sage, garden sage, or common sage) is a perennial, evergreen subshrub, with woody stems, grayish leaves, and blue to purplish flowers. It is a member of the family Lamiaceae and is native to the Mediterranean region (Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Montenegro, Albania, Greece), though it has naturalized in many places throughout the world. It has a long history of medicinal and culinary use, and in modern times as an ornamental garden plant. The common name “sage” is also used for a number of related and unrelated species.

Essential oil

Common sage is grown in parts of Europe for distillation of an essential oil, though other species such as Salvia fruticosa may also be harvested and distilled with it. The essential oil contains cineole, borneol, and thujone. Sage leaf contains tannic acid, oleic acid, ursonic acid, ursolic acid, carnosol, carnosic acid, fumaric acid, chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, niacin, nicotinamide, flavones, flavonoid glycosides, and estrogenic substances.

We extract oil from the dried leaves by steam distillation.

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Our oil values

(%)

Requirements acceptance criteria

for ISO 9909, first ed.1997-05-01

/for Dalmatian sage/ (%)

a-Pinene 3,7 Smiley face 1,0 – 6,5
Kamphene 6,2 Smiley face 1,5 – 7,0
Limonene 2,3 Smiley face 0,5 – 3,0
1,8-Cineol 8,0 Smiley face 5,5 – 13,0
Linalool + linalil acetate 0,5 Smiley face 0,0 – 1,1
a-Thujone 30,1 Smiley face 18,0 – 43,0
b-Thujone 7,0 Smiley face 3,0 – 8,5
Camphor 23,2 Smiley face 4,5 – 24,5
Bornyl acetate 1,2 Smiley face 0,0 – 2,5
a-Humulene 2,8 Smiley face 0,0 – 12,0