Clary sage oil is extracted from the clary sage herb (Salvia sclarea), which in the past was found in Southern France, Italy, and Syria.
It has a ton of uses!
Clary sage was involved in one of the largest aromatherapy studies done in the medical industry. They found that women in labor who used clary sage chose opiates less then 1% of the time vs 6% of non clary sage users.
- Aphrodisiac –This is one of the most well known properties of Clary Sage oil is an aphrodisiac. It is very effective in problems around loss of libido.
- Painkiller – Clary sage essential oil can help relieve headaches, back pain, muscle stiffness, and cramps.
- Antiseptic – Oil of clary sage can be used to cleanse wounds and may help protect the body during surgery and against other infections.
- Blood pressure regulator – It can help reduce blood pressure by relaxing the arteries, and may decrease your risk of heart problems.
- Hair treatment – Clary sage is believed to stimulate hair growth. The essential oil can also limit the sebum produced in scalp and treat dandruff.
- Skin health promoter – Clary sage oil regulates oil production and reduces inflammation that contributes to dermatitis.
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- Cancer Therapy Enhancement- The active ingrediant in Clary Sage is Sclareol. This .Gov medical site states “Our results suggest that Sclareol, by reducing Treg cells frequency and also tumor size can enhance the effect of cancer therapy as an immuno-stimulant.”
- Hormonal Balancing– Both men & women.
Apply just below ankle bone (pressure Point for uterus) to support hormone balance.
I put it on my temples and wrists for overall balancing.
As with other essential oils, clary sage oil should be diluted with a carrier oil like coconut oil or olive oil.
Always make sure that you only use therapeutic grade essential oils, and consult a physician or an experienced aromatherapist before using the product internally.
In spite of clary sage’s benefits, it should never be used if you’re consuming alcohol or taking any narcotics.
People with low blood pressure should also avoid using this herbal oil because of its hypotensive effects.
Due to its estrogenic nature, clary sage essential oil may have a negative impact on people who need to regulate their estrogen levels.
It is important for people with estrogen-induced conditions to avoid using it, and seek the advice of a healthcare professional.
While clary sage may have a beneficial effect for childbirth, it should be avoided by women during pregnancy because it stimulates menstrual flow.
Infants and young children should also be kept away from essential oils due to their highly sensitive skin.