BOTANICAL NAME: salvia sclarea
ORIGIN: France, Morocco, North America, Russia
PARTS USED: flowering tops, herb
DISTILLATION METHOD: steam
FRAGRANCE: hay-like, herbal, nutty, spicy, sweet
BLENDS WELL WITH: armoise, basil, bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile, clove, coriander, frankincense, geranium, hyssop, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lime, mandarin, neroli, nutmeg, orange, patchouli, petitgrain, pine, sandalwood, tangerine, violet
AROMATIC BENEFITS: anxiety, aphrodisiac, balancing, calming, centering, euphoric, fatigue, fear, nervous tension, relaxing, stress, visualizing, warming
MAGICAL USES: vivid dreams
PHYSICAL USES: acne, amenorrhea, anticonvulsive, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, asthma, astringent, boils, bronchitis, carminative, cramps, dandruff, deodorant, dry skin, dysmenorrhea, emmenagogue, estrogen-like, female infertility, fibrositis, hair loss, hot flashes, insomnia, male infertility, menopause, muscle relaxant, muscular aches, nervine, normal skin, PMS symptoms, sedative, seborrhea, skin conditioner, skin toner, varicose veins, wrinkles
Clary Sage Information:
Clary Sage Essential Oil is extracted by steam distillation of the buds and leaves of Clary Sage. It is an herb, believed to be native of Europe, which won very high acclaim as a medicinal plant there, particularly owing to its benefits for the eyes. The chief components of Clary Sage are Sclareol, Alpha Terpineol, Geraniol, Linalyl Acetate, Linalool, Caryophyllene, Neryl Acetate, and Germacrene-D. As the name suggests, Clary Sage is basically used as a cleanser for eyes. It has the ability to brighten eyes, improve vision, and protect against vision loss due to aging.
Antibacterial: kills or inhibits bacteria.
Antidepressant: an agent that prevents or counteracts depression.
Antiseptic: a substance that inhibits the growth and reproduction of microorganisms.
Antispasmodic: referring to something that suppresses spasms.
Aphrodisiac: a food or drug having the effect of arousing or intensifying sexual desire.
Astringent: a substance that draws tissue together, restricting the flow of blood.
Carminative: relieves discomfort of gas in the digestive tract.
Deodorant: Any agent acting to eliminate, reduce, mask, or control odor.
Digestive: relating to the digestive tract; having the ability to promote digestion.
Emmenagogue: stimulates blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus, causing menstruation.
Euphoric: Clary Sage oil can induce a feeling of immense joy, confidence, pleasure, and high spirits.
Hypotensive: Of or relating to the disease or disorder of abnormally low blood pressure.
Nervine: acts upon or affects the nerves; quiets nervous excitement.
Ocular: Clary Sage oil is a well-known medicine for eyes. It makes eyes bright, protects them from infections and age related degenerations such as macular degeneration. It also helps to clear eyesight when it becomes hazy due to age, internal wounds, and infection, and delays cataract formation.
Sedative: Calming, soothing, inducing sleep, tranquilizing
Stomachic: related to the stomach; beneficial to the stomach or digestion.
Uterine: pertaining to the uterus.
Safety Warning: Do not take internally. Avoid during pregnancy, history of low blood pressure or estrogen-dependent cancer. Avoid consumption of alcohol during use. Avoid if you have breast, ovarian or uterine cysts. Overuse may cause headaches. Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Use carrier oil when applying to skin.