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Great Western Sage

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Traditional Uses: May be a vermifuge, Ceremony, Respiratory, Chest colds,  Steam for fighting colds/flus/sinus infections, Diffuser for respiratory issues, Muscle aches and pain/inflammation, Cleanse, purify, stomach pains

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Product Description

Latin Name: Artemesia tridentata

Actions: Anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-viral, beneficial for respiratory system, anti-spasmodic, Anti-arthritic, Anti-asthmatic, Anti-depressant, Anti-infectious, Anti-parasitic, Anti-rheumatic, Anti-spasmodic, Anti-viral, Cephalic, Disinfectant, Energizing
 
Traditional uses:
-Chest colds
-Steam for fighting colds/flus/sinus infections
-Diffuser for respiratory issues
-Muscle aches and pain/inflammation
-Cleanse, purify
-Stomach pains
-Ceremony

This Beautiful Great Western Sage Essential Oil is made in Southern Utah using a careful and dynamic distillation process.  Very potent, gathered locally and distilled on site.

We suggest dilution in a carrier oil of your choice, such as House of Aromatics organic cold-pressed Jojoba oil. Add 8-12 drops essential oil to 1 one ounce carrier oil. Can be applied directly to skin periodically for severe instances, 1-3 drops to afflicted area. Can be used tonically as perfume. Do not over do! Diffuse via steam or gentle heat, generally NOT all the time around children. Consult your midwife if pregnant or for infants before using any essential oil diluted or diffused. Handle carefully with children, elders and pets. Use with Wisdom & Intention. 

External use only!

House of Aromatic’s Essential Oils are created by feeding steam through a “charge” of enclosed organic matter. The aromatic vapor flash cools, condensing to liquid form which contains the pure plant chemistry known as essential oil. All distillate material is hand processed to assure the most stable chemistry along with the vibrational frequencies of the plants themselves. 

Our Essential Oils contain No Carrier Oils, No Alcohol, and guaranteed NO Synthetics

Great Western Sage

Latin Name: Artemisia tridentata

Family: Aster acea

Colloquial Names: Big Sagebrush, Western Sage, Sage, Desert Sage, Blue Sage

Description/Habitat:
General: Greyish, wintergreen shrub, aromatic, much branched, erect, usually .5-2 m tall; bark greyish and shredding on older branches, densely hairy on young twigs.

Leaves: Alternate, narrowly wedge-shaped, 3-toothed at tip and tapered to base, 1-2 cm long densely grey hairy.

Flowerheads: Small, yellow or brownish heads of 5-8 disc florets, 2-3mm across; numerous flowerheads in long, narrow clusters (panicles) 1.5-7 cm wide July to October.

Fruits: Sparsely hairy, achenes; no pappus .

Habitat: Dry plains and slopes, often covering many hectares; plains to montane; southern BC and Alberta to New Mexico.

Traditional Uses and History of the Plant:

-Although they can be quite bitter, the seeds of several sagebrush were used for food and those of the big sagebrush were considered the best. They were eaten raw, dry, or often grounded and cooked with food.

-Sagebrush is usually killed by fire but re-sprouts readily after a burn.

-The volatile oils of these plants sometimes added fragrance and flavor to liqueurs.

-Tea was taken to treat colds, fevers, pneumonia and sore eyes and to ease childbirth.

-Hunters and athletes used the tea to cleanse the body before long hikes or competitions.

-The leaves, chewed and swallowed or boiled to make a medicinal tea were taken to relieve stomaches, coughing, bleeding and postpartum pain and to expel intestinal parasites.

-Settlers used sagebrush to treat headaches, diarrhea, vomiting and bullet wounds.

-Wet leaves were used as a poultice to reduce swelling and infections.

-Sagebrush extracts are believed to kill many types of bacteria and can be applied to cuts, scrapes, and other skin problems to combat infection.

-Often burned as firewood, especially if no other wood was available.

-The aromatic smoke from green leafy branches provided a ceremonial smudge to cleanse participants of evil spirits and impurities.

-Leafy branches were used as switches in sweat-baths or were tied together with write to make broom.

-The leaf tea was applied to cuts on sheep to speed up healing.

-The aromatic, volatile oils of these plants were used in hair tonics and shampoos and as moth and flea repellents.

-Sagebrush is the unofficial floral emblem of Nevada.

Essential Oil Case History and Research Facts, Major Chemical Components

Part Used: Foliage with woody stalk.

Blending: Sagebrush blends well with other respiratory essential oils. If making an anti-inflammatory try adding lavender, helichrysum.

Aroma: Camphoraceous, Cool, Earthy, Fresh, Herbaceous, Strong

Major Chemical components, Case History, & Research Facts:

Ketones- Respiratory infections ally such as colds and flu, potent mucolytic, can act as expectorant, analgesic.

Safety: High camphor content is concerning, therefore avoid using it with children, those who are epileptic, pregnant, or have a high fever.

Monoterpenes- Are effective airborne deodorizers and purifiers. They are emotionally uplifting and often provide an analgesic effect where muscle pain and stiffness are present.

Safety: Oils high in monoterpenes can cause skin irritation or sensitization if they have oxidized an important reason to store them cool and dark. Avoid in the bathtub unless they are well diluted in carrier oil or fatty substance like milk.

Sesquiterpenes-

Actions: Anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-viral, beneficial for respiratory system, anti-spasmodic, Anti-arthritic, Anti-asthmatic, Anti-depressant, Anti-infectious, Anti-parasitic, Anti-rheumatic, Anti-spasmodic, Anti-viral, Cephalic, Disinfectant, Energizing, Mucolytic

Medicinal Uses and Indications of the Oil:
-Chest colds
-Steam for fighting colds/flus/sinus infections
-Diffuser for respiratory issues
-Muscle aches and pain/inflammation
-Cleanse, purify
-Infections, parasites
-Cuts, scrapes, excessive bleeding
-Stomach pains

Safety:
-Many people are allergic to big sagebrush and in rare cases it causes inflammation when applied to the skin. Some classify it as toxic, reporting that it can damage the liver and intestinal tract. It is probably best to use sagebrush for external applications only

Personal Experience:

Flower Essences:
-Is used to help people who have been essentially stripped of a lot of what they hold dear. Sagebrush lives in the desert in the harshest of conditions. (http://www.healingcommunication.com/mamaloveproducts/Sagebrush_Flower_Essence.html)

-Positive qualities: Essential awareness that releases what is extraneous, receptive “emptiness” capable of transformation and change
Patterns of imbalance: Over-identification with illusory parts of oneself; cluttered and chaotic attachments; need to release dysfunctional and stifling aspects within the personality or surroundings (FES)

-This is a very cleansing and releasing essence, it facilitates letting go of dysfunctional aspects of the self. This essence can create great transformation and change. It can help bring one to a deep awareness of the inner self, an empty open state where identity is purged. (House of Aromatics)

Energetics:
Assists in one’s connection to the earth, protective-used in Native American ceremonies, cleanses the auric field, emotionally restorative and uplifting, release of negative energies, depth of dreaming, grounding yet expansive (Stillpoint)

1st Chakra-Survival and support, 3rd Chakra-personal power, 5th Chakra-speaking Truth, 7th Chakra-higher information, Clarity, Expansive

 

No FDA Approval! This article is not meant to diagnose or treat any disease or condition. This profile is for education about traditional uses and what scientific research is learning about the complexity of phyto-chemistry. Do not use this document to treat or diagnose any dis-ease.

 

References:

 

Kershaw,  Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Rocky Mountains

Stillpoint Aromatics

FES

House of Aromatics