Clary Sage: Essential Oil
Latin Name: Salvia sclarea L.
Part of plant: Flowering Plant
Aroma Character: Spicy, hay-like, fruity notes
Blends Well with: Jasmine, Sandalwood, Geranium
Clary Sage Properties: Effects hormonal-genital system (scareol = similar to estrogen), promotes menstruation, aphrodisiac; stimulates circulation, strengthens veins, anti-spasmodic, sedative, against epilepsy; stimulates medulla oblongata and cerebellum; fights deterioration of cells; lowers cholesterol; antifungal; reduces sweat production; stimulates hair growth.
Clary Sage Indications: Amenorrhea, pre-menopause, genital complaints associated with hormonal weakness; circulatory disturbances; varicose veins, hemorrhoids, vein expansion; agitated and nervous exhaustion; high cholesterol level; mycosis; hair loss.
Clary Sage Main Components: Linayl acetate, linalool, furfurol, sclareol, beta-caryophyllene, germacrene.
Clary Sage Contraindications, side effects: Mastitis; carcinous. Do not take together with medications containing iron.
Clary Sage is distilled from the lilac flowering tops of the biennial herb with large wrinkled leaves, growing in England, Europe, Russia and the USA. It is related to, but different from, the common sage used in cooking. The name 'salvia' derives from the Latin for 'good health' and the word 'clary' meaning 'clear'; the seeds were once used in a remedy to clear particles from the eyes.
Clary Sage can have euphoric effects, and from the 16th century was added to beer by some brewers.
Known as an anti-depressant, it may reduce epileptic convulsions due to its anti-spasmodic properties. Use against cramps and spasmodic coughs.