Cordia verbenacea from which this Cordia Essential oil is distilled is sometimes called Black Sage, quite erroneously as it has no connection to Sage (Black Sage is Salvia mellifera) and doesn’t belong to the Salvia family of plants. It belongs to the same family as Magnolia.
It is a familiar Brazilian rain forest plant which is also known by locals as Whaling Grass or Maria-Miraculous
It can be found throughout South America around the Amazon basin but is now grown in Costa Rica Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Nicaragua and Panama. Recently it has been introduced into the Caribbean.
Traditional Uses for Cordia Essential Oil:-
It is treated by the local native population as a kind of cure-all presumably because it DOES have wonderful anti inflammatory attributes and is also an anti fungal agent.
The native population tends to use the leaves as an infusion to treat all kinds of infections both orally and topically. The essential oil made from the plant is rare and not often available and is used the same way.
The native population tends to use the leaves as an infusion to treat all kinds of infections both orally and topically. The essential oil made from the plant is rare and not often available.
Cordia leaves contain a chemical constituent called Artemin which is well documented as having anti inflammatory actions and the plant also contains chemical constituents called napthoquinones