20 November 2008

Botanical Name
Salvia sclarea

Origin
It originated in Southern Europe

Color
Light and pale Golden Yellow

Consistency/Viscosity
Thin to Medium, having watery viscosity

Perfumery Note
Middle

Aroma
Bright, earthy, herbaceous, with a subtle fruity note

Strength of Initial Aroma
Medium - Strong

Extraction Method
It is extracted from its botanical matter using steam distillation process

Constituents and Chemical Composition
Linalol, Sclareol, Myrcene, Phellandrene, Pinene, Linalyl Acetate, Germacrene, Geranyl Acetate

Therapeutic Properties
Anticonvulsive, antiseptic, antidepressant, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, digestive, emmenagogue, euphoric, nervine, nerve tonic, sedative and stomachic

Uses for Health Benefits (Indications)
  • Clary sage oil is used to calm the nervous system, particularly in the case of stress, depression and insomnia
  • It is a good tonic for the womb and female functions in general
  • It is good for relieving muscle pains, digestive and kidney disorders and for the skin
  • May enhance one's ability to dream and is very calming and stress relieving
  • Traditionally used for relaxing, spasmolytic, supports hormone balance, may help with blood sugar control
  • Can offer support in cases of anxiousness, irritability, nervousness and stress, amenorrhea. For perimenopause hot flashes, a sponge bath with a few drops of Clary Sage in cool water can help. Clary Sage essential oil is warming, sedative, an excellent nerve tonic, and can induce feelings of mild euphoria in some individuals
  • Ideal for use on a regular basis in baths or as a perfume
  • One of the many natural chemical constituents is Sclareol, which has an estrogen-like structure that may contribute to the health of tissues and cells
  • Massage with Clary Sage (in carrier oil) can be helpful in cases of sexual dysfunction, fridgidity and impotence - partly due to it's hormone balancing effects, and partly because of its usefulness in relieving stress and fear
  • The essential oil has been added traditionally in muscatel wine, some English beers and Italian vermouth, presumably to utilize the somewhat euphoric effects of the oil
  • Clary Sage can be beneficial for nervous disorders accompanied by weakness and debility
  • It is a general tonic for the stomach and digestive system, relieving tension in the area
  • Clary Sage is also noted as an important ingredient in skin care preparations as it can regulate secretions and also act as a scalp stimulant
Precaution
  • Avoid while drinking alcohol and while driving due to a narcotic effect
  • It is non-toxic but large doses can lead to a headache
  • It must be avoided during pregnancy
  • Always test a small amount of essential oil first for sensitivity or allergic reaction
  • Because of it's estrogen-like structure, it is contraindicated in cases of cancer, particularly estrogen-dependent types
  • Overuse of Clary Sage can result in headache or dizzyness, and raise blood pressure, rather than its opposite effect in proper dosages
Blend With
Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Pine and Sandalwood, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Lemon, and Orange

Recipe

For Increasing Self-Confidence :

Rub Clary Sage by itself or in your favorite blend into the solar plexus and wear throughout the day

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