Progress in Essential Oils

Sage Oil The main components of an oil of Salvia officinalis that was screened by Zani et al. (1991) for its genotoxic properties were as follows:

As the above constituents totaled only 55.33% of the oil, the above can hardly be considered as a very exhaustive analysis. Also, the thujone levels were below those which are normally encountered in commercial sage oils.

Six years later, Milhau et al. (1997) used GC/MS to examine an oil of S. officinalis produced by hydrodistillation of plants cultivated in France. The components identified in this study were as follows:

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