Spanish Sage (Salvia lavandulifolia Vahl)
The essential oil contains monoterpenes (1,8-cineole, α-pinene, camphor, geraniol, linalool and Υ-terpinene).
Brain Health (Neuroprotective)
The essential oil of S. lavandulifolia demonstrated a selective inhibitory effect on acetylcholinesterase. This means that it inhibits the acetylcholinesterase enzyme from breaking down acetylcholine in the brain, thereby increasing both the level and duration of action of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.[1:1]
- The essential oil of Spanish sage improves the recalling of the words.[1:2]
Disease / Symptom Treatment
Title: Neuropharmacology of Lavender, Rosemary and Salvia
Author(s): Amritpal Singh Saroya, Jaswinder Singh
Institution(s): Herbal Consultant Mohali, India; Department of PharmacologySri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Science Amritsar, India
Publication: Pharmacotherapeutic Potential of Natural Products in Neurological Disorders
Abstract: English lavender and true lavender are common names of L. officinalis. The plant belongs to the family Lamiaceae and is native to the Mediterranean.
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