This video is within my series on using integrative medicine to support mental health. It is the third video which highlights specific essential oils that have been clinically validated. Click here for a summary of earlier subjects.
Essential oils are one of my favorite modalities to use to support emotional well-being. This is due to their immediate impact on mood and their ability to address multiple factors that impact the brain. I previously discussed this concept when I highlighted how lavender oil soothes the mind and body while it provides multiple systemic benefits.
In this second video on sage oil, I provide more evidence on how two of its common species, Spanish sage and Common sage, also impact cognitive functioning.
In this 10-minute video I continue with this discussion. Highlights include:
- A quick recap on the benefits of lavender oil.
- Sage oils’ properties and its mechanisms for improving memory.
- How Spanish sage affected healthy individuals in a trial that assessed memory recall, mood, and cognition.
- The results of an experiment, and its caveats, that tested the outcomes of the aroma of Spanish and Common sage in human subjects.
- Why there may be differences found between aromatic and oral applications of sage oils in studies.
- Common dosages of sage oils used in research and an error I found in a review!
- The safety and suggested use for sage essential oils.
- My favorite way to implement sage oil into my clients’ wellness protocols.
- A special note on the neurorestorative properties of essential oils and the implications for neurological disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease.
Please see the accompanying article for additional resources, safety considerations, references, and more information here.
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*Safety reminder: Please be extra sure to check with your doctor if you have a seizure disorder. The Epilepsy Society of the UK lists certain essential oils implicated for their antiseizure effect as well as those that have stimulating properties.
For additional safety and medical information, please be sure to visit my essential oils database. This includes a full category on how to use essential oils safely and potential drug interactions that can occur.
If you and/or your physician are interested in consulting with me to assist with supporting the integration of essential oils safely into a therapeutic protocol, essential oils consultations are available.
This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.)
Disclaimer: This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.