CLARY SAGE (Herb) Salvia sclarea
A clear to pale yellow essential oil, Clary sage has a sweet, nutty fragrance, somewhat herbaceous. Although not a cheap oil, Clary sage oil has great benefits – not only for easing depression and nervous burn-out, but for a host of female complaints and for relieving congested complexions.
Clary Sage induces a sense of wellbeing brings tranquillity and balance to the mind and emotions, it is calming to the nervous system, particularly in cases of depression, stress, insomnia and deep seated tension.
Furthermore it is a good tonic for the womb and female functions in general, such as painful periods, scanty menstruation and relaxation during labour, thus encouraging a less painful birth. During menopause,
Clary Sage oil can help reduce hot flushes, night sweats, palpitations, irritability, as well as headaches and dizziness.
It is good for muscle pains, digestive disorders, kidney diseases and the cooling of inflammation of the skin.
N.B. Not to be used with alcohol. Can cause vivid nightmares.
Clary Sage blends well with
Blends particularly well with Bergamot, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Lime and Orange.
The therapeutic properties of Clary sage oil are antidepressant, anticonvulsive, antispasmodic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, digestive, emmenagogue, euphoric, hypotensive, nervine, sedative, stomachic, uterine and nerve tonic.
Therapeutic properties explained
Our Clary Sage Essential Oil is Bulgarian and is extracted by steam distillation from the flowering tops and the leaves.
The main chemical components of clary sage are linalool, linalyl acetate, caryophyllene, a-terpineol, geraniol, neryl acetate, sclareol and germacrene D.
Clary Sage oil can be very relaxing and should be avoided when consuming alcohol, since it could exaggerate the effects of alcohol. It is a non-toxic, non-sensitizing oil, but can in large doses generate a headache and must be avoided during pregnancy.