100% pure Clary Sage oil steam distilled from the leaves and tops of Clary Sage plants organically grown in the United States. This is a wonderful, fresh and bright variety of Clary Sage. Highly recommended, both for your therapeutic and aromatic applications! Our Clary Sage Essential Oil is available from sample size up to 1kg or more.
ABOUT THE OIL
Its name in Latin: 'salvare', meaning "to heal" and 'clarus', meaning "clear", reflects the ancient role of Clary Sage in treating many eye conditions. Considered a 'sacred herb' by the Romans, it remains a desirable medicinal essential oil and is considered one of the most important aromatics in aromatherapy practice today. A native plant to Southern Europe, it can still be found growing in garden beds throughout the continent. Clary Sage is a biennial or perennial herb that typically reaches 1 to 4 feet in height with hairy, heart-shaped leaves and numerous pale blue, lavender, pink or white flowers. This essential oil is sourced from the leaves of Clary Sage herb Certified Organically grown in Russia.
This Clary Sage oil has a moist, clay-like top note, a light, floral lavender-like middle note and a fresh grassy undertone with a subtle herbal spice. It blends well with oils fresh citrus or woody, earthy tones like: Bergamot, Lemon, Grapefruit, Orange, Cedarwood, Cypress, Juniper, Lavender, Geranium and Sandalwood.
Clary Sage is known as an adaptogenic herb, meaning it has the ability to provide an individual with the state of balance their chemistry requires. Like Marjoram, it is revered in part for its capacity to induce calm in states of tension while bringing about euphoric states of renewed energy in cases of fatigue. This quality renders it invaluable to the medical community. The essential oil has been traditionally added to German muscatel wine, some English beers and Italian vermouth, presumably to engage the subtly euphoric effects.
Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature
Clary Sage essential oil has a comforting, sedative effect and is an excellent nerve tonic. It can induce feelings of mild euphoria in some individuals. It is also thought enhance one's ability to dream. It is noted by Peter Damian in Aromatherapy Scent and Psyche as "an excellent relaxant having somewhat aphrodisiac, euphoric, antidepressant characteristics... A remedy for insomnia, it is likewise effectual for feelings of paranoia, panic, or hysteria.”
Can be beneficial for nervous disorders accompanied by weakness and debility. The oil helps restore confidence and courage, assisting in relief of post-natal depression, and recovery from illness and injury. The aroma uplifts the spirit while providing grounding and stability.
One of the many natural chemical constituents of Clary Sage is Sclareol; it has an estrogen-like structure that may contribute to the health of tissues and cells while benefiting the female reproductive system by balancing and stimulating hormone production. This may be useful to treat amenorrhea, cramps and menstrual pain.
Effective for relief of tension in the stomach and rest of the digestive system.
Muscles and Joints
Relieves stiffness, spasm, aching and subsequent headaches brought on by muscular or nervous tension.
Effective treatment for asthmatic symptoms. Relaxes bronchial spasms while reducing associated and resultant anxiety.
Prevents excess perspiration. Regulates sebum (the waxy, lipid secreted through human skin) production, thereby balancing oily skin, greasy hair and dandruff.
Application and Use
Generally Clary Sage is non-toxic and a non-irritant. Even though considered useful with promoting menses, it is considered safe to use when pregnant in small doses. Consultation with a physician is always recommended with internal use. Clary Sage has a different chemical composition to that of common Sage (Salvia officinalis). Common Sage is composed of up to 50% thujone, a potentially toxic ketone. Please ensure that therapeutic use is always with Salvia scarea. Also note that overuse of Clary Sage can result in headache or dizziness, and raise blood pressure, rather than its opposite effect in proper dosages. Your body will usually let you know when you've had too much of any oil - as soon as you don't seem to 'want' any more, cease use until the aroma is desirable again.