Sage oil (Salvia officinalis) is one of the most commonly used herbs in traditional medicine1

Sage oil exerts a range of therapeutic activities including antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and antioxidant effects.

What does it do to your teeth?2

Bactericidal Activity

Sage oil has greater inhibitory effect on growth of bacteria.

Anticandidial Activity

Sage oil exhibits anticandidal activities against Candida albicans.

Antiplaque Activity

Sage oil containing toothpaste is effective in the control of plaque and gingivitis.

Action on Gingival Inflammation

Sage oil is recommended as an adjunctive procedure to reduce gingival inflammation.

Action on Halitosis

Sage oil is adequate to kill bacteria that cause halitosis.


  1. The antibacterial effect of sage extract (Salvia officinalis) mouthwash against Streptococcus mutans in dental plaque: a randomized clinical trial, Iranian Journal of mocrobiology Volume 7 Number 3 (June 2015) 173-17
  2. Salvia officinalis in dentistry, Dental Hypotheses Jan-Mar 2015 / Vol 6 | Issue 1