Clary sage has been used for thousands of years as a treatment for a wide variety of ailments. It is not unusual to find that science lags in its research to substantiate the purported health benefits of Clary sage or any other herbal remedy for that matter. With increased interest in herbal remedies, research is sure to continue in the health benefits of all herbal and essential oil remedies. That said, there is significance evidence that Clary sage oil should be one of those added to your must have list. Included in this post is what you need to know to most benefit from Clary sage oil.
What is Clary sage?
- Clary sage, Salvia Sclarea, is one of many sage varieties.
- It originated in Austria.
- Its herbal nutty scent is categorized as top to middle.
- Clary sage is produced as an essential oil and an absolute.
Chemical components of Clary sage oil
Linalool, linalyl acetate, caryophyllene, a-terpineol, geraniol, neryl acetate, sclareol and germacrene D.
Physical – Relieves PMS, menstrual cramps and irregular periods. It has been used to as a treatment for high blood pressure, and headaches including migraines. It’s great for relaxing muscles. Note: Some of the physical benefits of Clary sage may be due to the characteristic calming effect for which this oil is noted. It treats menopausal symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats and dizziness. Topically it is used to normalize sebum production and as an aid in decreasing oily skin.
Mental – Clary sage oil is noted for its ability relieve stress and anxiety.
Clary sage oil should not be used if you are pregnant. Historically, it has been used to induce pregnancy with varied results. It should not be used if you are nursing. It should not be used with alcohol. Caution should be used if you plan on driving as it may induce drowsiness.
How to Use
Clary sage can be used in vaporizers, massage oils and in creams and lotions.
Clary sage oil blends well with these oils:
Lavender, Juniper berry, Coriander, Cardamom, Geranium, Sandalwood, Pine, Jasmine, Frankincense, Bergamot and other citrus oils
Now that you know how beneficial this oil is in relieving stress and soothing tight muscles, you can understand why I think it’s a must have. These are high stress times in which we live and it’s important to be able to stay calm. That way we can make better decisions and stay healthier.
Now go have fun and relax.