💊 Chemical information


In Eur., which also includes three-lobed sage.

Ph. Eur. 6.2 (Sage Leaf (Salvia officinalis); Salviae Officinalis Folium). The whole or cut dried leaves of Salvia officinalis. The whole drug contains not less than 1.5% v/w and the cut drug not less than 1.0% v/w of essential oil, both calculated with reference to the anhydrous drug. Sage leaf oil is rich in thujone. Protect from light.

Ph. Eur. 6.2 (Sage Leaf, Three-lobed; Salviae Trilobae Folium). The whole or cut, dried leaves of Salvia fructicosa (S. triloba). The whole drug contains not less than 1.8% v/w of essential oil, and the cut drug not less than 1.2% v/w of essential oil, both calculated with reference to the anhydrous drug. It has a spicy odour when ground, similar to eucalyptus oil. Protect from light.

💊 Profile

Sage has carminative, antispasmodic, antiseptic, and astringent properties and is used as a flavour. It is used in preparations for a wide variety of purposes, including respiratory-tract disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, and in mouthwashes and gargles for disorders of the mouth and throat. Three-lobed sage leaf (Greek sage) is also used; it is sometimes found as an adulterant of sage. Sage is the source of sage oil (see below).


Sage has been used in homoeopathic medicines under the following names: Salvia officinalis; Salvia officinalis e foliis siccatis; Sal. off.

💊 Preparations

Ph. Eur.: Sage Tincture.

Proprietary Preparations

Austria: Salvysat; Cz.: Aperisan†; Caj ze Salveje; Florsalmin; Nat Salveje Lekarske; Salvej Lekarske List; Salvejova Nat; Ger.: Aperisan; Fichtensirup N†; Salbei Curarina; Salvysat; Sweatosan N; Viru-Salvysat†; Ital.: Saugella Dermoliquido; Pol.: Aperisan. Multi-ingredient: Arg.: Acnetrol; Parodontax Fluor; Sedante Arceli†; Sigmafem; Sigmafen Free; Tereonsit†; Austral.: Feminine Herbal Complex; Austria: Cional; Dynexan; Mentopin; Paradenton; Canad.: Original Herb Cough Drops; Chile: Eciclean; Cz.: Diabetan; Diabeticka Cajova SmesMegadiabetin; Pulmoran; Stomatosan†; Tormentan; Fr.: Bolcitol; Gonaxine; Menoxine; Saugella; Tisane Hepatique de Hoerdt; Ger.: Amara-Tropfen; Helago-Pflege-Oel†; Leber-Galle-Tropfen 83†; Melissengeist; Mycatox†; Parodontal; Presselin Blahungs K 4 N†; Presselin Dyspeptikum†; Vitosal†; Israel: Baby Paste + Chamomile; Kamilotract; Ital.: Donalg; Saugella Attiva; Saugella Dermolatte; Saugella Fitothym; Saugella Salviettine; Saugella Solido ph 3.5; Pol.: Dentosept; Dentosept A; Enterosol; Herbogastrin; Mucosit; Salumin; Salviasept; Sanofil; Tymsal; S.Afr.: Amara; Dynexan; Spain: Diabesor†; Menstrunat†; Natusor Farinol†; Natusor Low Blood Pressure†; Switz.: Anginesin†; Strath Gouttes pour les muqueuses; Tisane pectorale et antitussive; Wala Echinacea; Venez.: One Drop Spray†.
Published May 08, 2019.