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Table 4 Results of sage medicines (besides tea)

From: Determination of the biologically active flavour substances thujone and camphor in foods and medicines containing sage (Salvia officinalisL.)

Sample Analyzed number of packages a α-thujone
[mg/kg or mg/L]b
β-thujone
[mg/kg or mg/L]b
Camphor
[mg/kg or mg/L]b
FC-Index
Juice pressed from fresh sage leaves* 3 n.d. n.d. n.d. 114.3
Sage juice* 2 n.d. n.d. n.d. 135.8
Sage leaves extract* 3 76.7 n.d. 164.7 138.1
Tincture of sage leaves* 3 142.0 34.6 202.7 124.7
Sage tincture (drops)* 3 135 n.d. 335.3 82.5
Sage tincture (drops)* 3 361 68.3 883 107.4
Sage tincture* 4 449 42.5 496 1.8
Herbal tincture (drops)* 3 317 58 594 129.9
Herbal tincture (drops)* 3 n.d. n.d. 147 93.1
Herbal tincture (expectorant)* 3 n.d. n.d. n.d. 10.1
Mouth rinse* 2 n.d. n.d. n.d. 84.6
Teething gel 3 260 75.2 455 1.8
Mouth gel 3 22.9 12.4 n.d. 2.6
Sage containing mouth spray* 2 25.0 n.d. n.d. 1.3
Mouth rinse* 3 465 97.5 385 2.6
Gum gel 3 46.9 20.3 10.7 0.8
Mouth ointment 3 76.4 121 271 1.5
Herbal anti-dyspepsia drops* 3 8.5 n.d. n.d. 0.6
Herbal sedative tincture* 3 n.d. n.d. n.d. 754.0
Herbal sedative tincture* 3 16.0 2.3 n.d. 1.2
Cough drops (containing sage)* 3 n.d. n.d. n.d. 27.5
Cough drops* 3 n.d. n.d. n.d. 162.5
Breath drops* 3 n.d. 0.2 0.2 52.4
Antiperspirant tablets (brand 1) 3 n.d. n.d. n.d. 78.2
Antiperspirant tablets (brand 2) 3 n.d. 0.8 n.d. 97.9
Antiperspirant tablets (brand 3) 2 1.3 2.4 629 62.9
  1. a The indicated result is the average of all analyses of the same brand
  2. b Samples in liquid form calculated as mg/L are marked with *