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Unlike sage, its culinary cousin, Clary Sage finds itself more popularly used in medicine, fragrances, and flavoring.
Clary sage oil will soothe your mind for better quality sleep. A helpful hormone balancer, it helps to reduce menstrual cramps & hot flashes.
Harvested from the medicinal Salvia Sclarea herb, Clary Sage name is based on the Latin word “clarus”, which means “cleansing” or “clarifying”.
This herbaceous plant has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal properties that help ease skin irritation and boost skin health.
Traditionally harvested through steam distillation, this extraction method helps harness the “essence” of the plant as well as its benefits for skin, hair, and mind.
The main ingredients in Clary sage essential oil are sclareol, neryl acetate, linalool, geraniol and caryophyllene. It has esters in high concentrations.
Health Benefits Of Clary Sage Essential Oil
1 Fight Depression
The aromatic molecules of essential oils enter the limbic system of the brain through the olfactory nerves in the nose. This stimulates the amygdala and hippocampus in the brain and leads to pleasant memories and emotions, and lowering of blood pressure.
Positivity of the mind is the much needed tool to fight depression. Clary sage can be used for improving mental alertness as well. Clary sage essential oil is known to improve cognitive functions; so, use Clary sage essential oil in the study room of children.(1)
2 Reduces Convulsions
Stomach spasms or convulsions are caused by indigestion, dehydration or flatulence. Muscle convulsions are due to muscle contraction.
By applying or inhaling Clary sage oil, convulsions are reduced, the digestive system functions normally and the discomfort becomes bearable.
3 Relieves Spasms
Clary sage has antispasmodic properties that are useful in reducing the spasms in the body. Spasms occur in the stomach or due to continuous cough.
4 Prevents Bacterial Infections
The oil has shown to be effective against some strains of bacteria. It is used to prevent infections caused by bacteria as a standalone treatment or as a supplementary treatment.
Studies have found that Clary sage oil and other essential oils could prevent bacterial infections.
5 Prevents Infections
Clary sage oil is used medicinally to prevent the onset of bacterial or fungal infections. It is diluted and applied on and around the wound for disinfecting.
It prevents sepsis when applied on minor wounds, bruises, cuts and abrasions. Clary sage oil can be used on the skin after dilution as the essential oil helps with prevention as well as healing.
6 Stimulates Sexual Desires
The aroma of the oil titillates the mind and causes blood circulation in the body.
The oil is useful to those experience sexual issues including loss of libido and early stage erectile dysfunction. It is also used to boost romantic relations.
7 Rich in Antioxidants
Clary sage oil contains alpha-terpineol, a compound proven to have antioxidant properties. It is a subtle defender against increasing free radicals in the body which results in oxidative stress and a cause for serious illnesses.
When Clary sage is applied on the body, it neutralizes the free radicals, thus preventing several chronic ailments.
8 Skin Care
Clary sage has a moisturizing effect on the skin. It is suitable for both oily and dry skin types.
It has a soothing nature that calms inflammation and redness of the skin. It is used as an ingredient in skincare products.
The properties of Clary sage oil promotes or regulates the natural oils in the skin. This type of essential oil is suitable for people with oily skin type.
9 Reduce Flatulence
It is one of the essential oils that have carminative properties that eliminate flatulence. It also prevents the buildup of gas in the stomach.
10 Regulates Menstruation
Clary sage oil is also known as ‘the women’s oil’ because it regulates the hormone related issues in women. When rubbed on the abdomen it can reduce menstrual pain, better that certain OTC drugs.
It is also used during menopause to deal with physical and emotional discomfort.
11 Lower Blood Pressure
In a published research it was found that inhaling the aroma of Clary sage oil decreased blood pressure levels in women about to enter surgery.
12 Act as a Nervine
Clary sage oil has nervine qualities that have been utilized since ages. Nervines are meant to support, nourish and fortify the nervous system and bring about balance in the body.
Diluted Clary sage oil can be applied on the nerves to promote nerve health.
13 Lowers Inflammation
Being an anti-inflammatory agent, Clary sage oil is applied on the parts of the body suffering from inflammation. It is generally applied on joints to treat arthritis pain.
The chemical compound ester in this oil called linalyl acetate helps reduce skin inflammations and rashes.