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Salva officinalis

Sage leaves have antibacterial, astringent, deodorising and antifungal actions on the skin. An infusion can be used in mouthwashes for for mouth and throat inflammations.

In skin care it is used for oily and blemished skin, and also for aging skin. It is cleansing, stimulating and restorative. It can be used in deodorants and foot products.

For herbal lotions, creams and shampoos, make an infusion - use 30mg to 1 litre water. People with epilepsy should avoid sage, due to its thujone content.



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