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Progress in Essential Oils

By: Brian M. Lawrence
Posted: February 27, 2013, from the March 2013 issue of P&F magazine.

Sage oil is obtained by steam distillation of Salvia officinalis. L. Sage, or common sage, is a hardy, perennial, woody sub-shrub native to the Mediterranean countries, the Balkan Peninsula and the Adriatic Islands. Sage leaves have a long history of use as a medicinal and a culinary herb ...

Wild African sage is a member of the Asteracea family whose leaves give off a highly aromatic camphorlike scent. The plant is known botanically as Tarchonanthus camphoratus L. (syn. T. abyssinicus Sch. Bip., T. camphoratus var. litakunensis (DC.) Harv., T. minor Less., T. litakunensis DC.).



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