Aromatic molecules: Linalol, sclareol, linalyl acetate
Distilled organ: Flowering top
Native to East Asia and Southern and Central Europe, this grassy biennial plant of the Lamiacee family is grown on a large scale in countries with a moderate climate as a ornamental plant, and also to produce an essential oil used in the fabrication of liquors or perfumes. The Greeks, Romans and Arabs commonly used it as a tonic or in compresses against snake bites and other minor injuries. Historically, Egyptian women drank sage juice to enhance their fertility. “He who has sage in his garden, doesn’t need a doctor” (Provencal proverb).