Sage CO2 Select Extract Benefits / Uses:
Aromatherapy use: antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antispasmodic, astringent, decongestant, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, mental fatigue, vasodilator.
General use: Aromatic diffusion, perfume, skin care, bath and body, spa treatment oils and creams, soap making, candle making, tinctures.
Sage CO2 Select Extract Noteworthy Compounds:
Primary Terpenes: 1,8-cineole, camphor, borneol, bornyl acetate, camphene, α- and β-thujone, linalool, α- and β-caryophyllene, α-humulene, α- and β-pinene, viridiflorol, pimaradiene, salvianolic acid, rosmarinic acid, carnosolic acid, ursolic acid.
Phenolic Diterpenes: The leaves of sage (Salvia officinalis L., Lamiaceae) contain high amounts of phenolic diterpenes such as carnosol and carnosic acid. These compounds display antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. These compounds can only be obtained through solvent extraction, either CO2 or Ethanol are the primary solvents used. These compounds are also FDA approved as a food additive as an effective preservative.