Although this oil has a high thujone content, and can therefore cause
convulsions when used in high concentrations, it is effective to
stimulate the digestion and specially a bad appetite and due to its
hormonal regulatory effect, it is most useful for menstrual problems, as
well as the pain associated with rheumatism.
It helps to deal with grief and depression and quickens the senses
and has been used to combat female sterility, as well as menopausal
problems and has a tonic effect on the urinary tract as well as the
liver and kidneys.
Sage oil also stimulates the lymphatic system and thereby boost
glandular function while it also has value to treat dermatitis, atonic
wounds, sores, ulcers, as well as insect bites and reducing large pores.
On the muscular system it can be used to ease stiff muscles and
particularly fibrositis and torticollis (stiff neck) and eases trembling
If the toxic effects of sage oil bothers you, you could consider clary sage oil as it has similar properties as sage oil, but does not have the side effects.
Even though sage oil can be toxic in too large dosages, it still
offers some very good therapeutic properties which should be balanced
against the side effects of this oil.