Clary Sage Oil

Clary sage oil.....Clary sage derives its name from the Latin clarus, meaning “clear”. During the Middle Ages it was nicknamed “clear eyes” because of its ability to clear tired or strained eyes and blurred vision. The British use this herb in place of hops in making beer. In Jamaica, the plant was blended with coconut to ease the sting of the scorpion.

When clary sage oil is applied to the wrists or temples it has a relaxing effect in a gentle way. If you are new to aromatherapy you may react to it with light euphoria or giddiness. You may react intensely or moderately to this oil.

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Botanical Name - Salvia sclarea

Common Method Of Extraction - Steam distilled

Parts Used - Flowering tops and leaves

Note Classification - Middle

Aroma - Nutty, warm, light, musky, herbaceous

Color – Clear to pale yellow

Effect - cooling

Largest Producing Countries - USA, France, Morocco, Britain, and Russia

Other Areas of Origin - Syria

Traditional Use - This oil is often used in perfumes as a fixative. It’s used extensively by the food and drink industry, especially in the production of wines with a muscatel flavor.

Properties - Anticonvulsive, antidepressant, anti-infectious, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antisudorific, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, cicatrizant, deodorant, digestive, emmenagogue, estrogen like, euphoric, hypotensive, nervine tonic, regulator of seborrhea, sedative, stomachic, and uterine.

Benefits - Acne, amenorrhea, asthma, boils, colic, convulsions, cramps, dandruff, depression, dysmenorrhoea, dyspepsia, encourages labor and aids childbirth, excessive perspiration, flatulence, frigidity, hemorrhoids, high blood pressure, hot flashes, hypertension, hysteria, inflamed skin, impotence, kidney disorders, leucorrhoea, menopausal problems, migraine, muscular aches and pains, nervous fatigue, neurasthenia, oily skin and hair, ophthalmia, promotes hair growth, promotes sleep, reduces wrinkles, regenerates skin, relieves anger, relieves puffy red eyes, stress, throat infections, ulcers, varicose veins, and whooping cough.

Blends Well With - Bay, bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, cedarwood atlas, chamomile roman, coriander, cypress, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, labdanum, lavender, lemon verbena, lime, mandarin, melissa, patchouli, petitgrain, pine, rose maroc, rose otto, sandalwood, and tea tree. Blends well with most flower absolutes in small dosages.

Safety DataClary Sage oil is mildly intoxicating and can create a sense of euphoria. Although clary sage oil is less toxic than common sage, very large doses should not be taken to induce intoxication. It will result in poisoning and a severe headache, rather than euphoria. Don’t use it if there is a history of low blood pressure. Don't use this oil with alcohol consumption. Avoid this oil with estrogen-dependent cancer and during pregnancy.

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