Benefits and Uses of Clary Sage Essential Oil in Aromatherapy


Clary Sage Essential Oil is an extracted from Salvia Sclarea of the Labiatae family and it is also familiar as clary, clary wort, muscatel sage, clear eye, see bright and eye bright etc. Though, this is not at all cheap oil, clary sage essential oil has an immense health benefits. It is commonly yellow in color and has a very sweet, nutty fragrance. Including the several health benefits of clary sage, it is also good in easing depression and nervous burn out, but a few complaints are there with this essential oil.

Source of Clary Sage Essential Oil

Clary Sage generally grown in the Southern Europe and is a stout biennial herb which grows up to one meter tall with large and hairy leaves born with blue or white flowers with thin stem. It is hugely cultivated for the purpose of oil production in different European countries. It is seen in Jamaica the oil is especially used amongst the local masses for the purpose of cleaning and cooling ulcers and for inflammation of the eyes.

Therapeutic properties

The therapeutic properties of clary sage oil are antidepressant, anticonvulsive, antispasmodic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, digestive, emmenagogue, euphoric, hypotensive, nervine, sedative, stomachic, uterine and nerve tonic.

Health Benefits of Clary Sage

Clary Sage is an erotic scent, deeply sensual with relaxing and calming properties to decrease inhibitions. It boosts libido and dissolves fears and anxieties. Salvia sclarea, clary, or clary sage, is a biennial or short-lived herbaceous perennial in the genus Salvia. It is native to the northern Mediterranean, along with some areas in North Africa and Central Asia. Clary sage is one of the essential oil or plants oil extracted from Salvia sclarea of the labiatae family and is also known as clary. Clary sage has a sweet, nutty fragrance and somewhat herbaceous. The main chemical components of clary sage are linalool lineally acetate, caryophyllene, a-terpineol, geraniol, sclareol, nearly acetate and germacrene D.  Clary sage oil has a great benefit in its calming and sedating influence on the nerves, emotions, kidneys, and digestive system and female functions. During menopause, clary sage oil can help reduce hot flushes, night sweats, palpitations, irritability, as well as headaches and dizziness. It is good for muscle pains, digestive disorders, kidney diseases and the cooling of inflammation of the skin.

Clary sage oil’s greatest benefit lies in its calming and sedating influence on the nerves, emotions, female functions, kidneys and digestive system.


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