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Greek Sage

Goya Botanicals - Greek Sage (Salvia tri

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Salvia triloba L. (Salvia fruticosa L.)

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Sage triloba, three-lobed sage

South-West Turkey

Wild harvested

Steam distillation

Gökova, Turkey

August 2021

Leaves and stems


5 years



Greek sage is a perennial shrub native to East Mediterranean especially in Turkey and Greece. Regardless of its origin it is commonly named as Greek sage or sage triloba. The height of the plant varies from 20 to 100 cm and it has square and hairy stems. Greek sage differs from garden sage (S. officinalis) and clary sage (S. sclarea) because of its trifoliate leaves, as ‘salvia’ is a Latin word meaning “to heal” and “triloba” meaning ‘three leaves’. 

Since ancient times the Greek sage has been used for treating snakebites, increasing women’s fertility and warding off evil. Romans believed that it cured almost everything. Many cultures still burn sage bundles as it is well-known for its purifying action on atmosphere. Traditionally it has been a popular household medicine as well as a flavouring ingredient and often consumed as tea.     


Goya Botanicals Greek sage essential oil is obtained though unpressurised steam distillation of the leaves and stems of the sage plants that grow wild in the sunny hills of south-west Turkey. Goya Botanicals Greek Sage Essential Oil has a fresh, herbaceous and camphoraceous aroma of which major components are 1,8-cineole (eucalyptol) and camphor.

Uses & Benefits

Greek sage has been traditionally used for the treatment of a range of health problems including digestive and circulation disturbances, bronchitis, coughs, asthma, memory problems, angina, mouth and throat inflammation, depression and excessive sweating(1).

It is reported that the Greek sage essential oil has therapeutic and preventive properties including antimicrobial(2), antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory(3) and antioxidant(4) qualities. Several studies have confirmed the Greek sage essential oil has promising cognitive-enhancing effects such as improving memory, stimulating the senses and delaying age-associated cognitive decline(5).

GC/MS Analysis & Technical Data Sheet

The GC/MS analysis of this Greek sage essential oil batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Salvia triloba L. No contamination or adulteration has been detected.

References & Disclaimer

  1. Perry E.K., Pickering A.T., Wang W.W., Houghton P.J., Perry N.S. (1999). Medicinal plants and Alzheimer’s disease: from ethnobotany to phytotherapy. J Pharm Pharmacol, 51(5), 527–534.

  2. Delamare, A.P.L., Moschen-Pistorello, I.T., Artico, L., Atti-Serafini, L., Echeverrigaray, S. (2007). Antibacterial activity of the essential oils of Salvia officinalis L and Salvia triloba L. cultivated in South Brazil. Food Chem, 100, 603–608.

  3. El-Sayed, N.H., El-Eraky, W., Ibrahim, M.T., Mabry, T.J. (2006). Antiinflammatory and ulcerogenic activities of Salvia triloba extracts. Fitoterapia, 77, 333–335.

  4. Tepe, B., Sokmen, M., Akpulat, H.A., Sokmen, A. (2006). Screening of the antioxidant potentials of six Salvia species from Turkey. Food Chem, 95, 200–204.

  5. Lopresti, A.L. (2017). Salvia (Sage): A Review of its Potential Cognitive-Enhancing and Protective Effects. Drugs R D, 17(1): 53–64.

Essential oils are highly concentrated, powerful herbal liquids that might have strong chemical and biological effects. The statement above is for information purposes only. It is not intended to offer professional medical advice or treatment for any condition. Goya Botanicals shall not be responsible for any harm resulting from the use of or reliance upon this information.

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