Clary sage oil is recognized as one of the most relaxing essential oils. Since the Middle Ages it has been relied upon for its uses and was even known to few as Oculus Christi – meaning the ‘Eye of Christ’ and was used by herbalists as a common herbal medication for proper maintenance of the eyes. The oil is obtained from extraction from the certain herb ‘Salivia Sclarea’ and is distilled by a process known as ‘steam distillation’.
Clary sage oil has numerous benefits to provide us with. The most important of which is its ability to calm and bring soothing sensation to different systems of the body. Other uses includes the oil being able to lower blood pressure to being able to arouse sexual sensations in a person. As for its chemical components, it consists of linayl acetate, which is responsible for the smell the oil provides, the caryophylene, which regulates blood pressure, the antioxidant geraniol and neryl acetate.
Other uses include:
Eases stomach problems
Clary sage oil, also known for being able to ease stomach problems. It acts both as an antispasmodic, suppressing muscle spasms and as a carminative, able to prevent formation of gas in gastrointestinal tract. It also reduces flatulence and stomach cramps too. In order to make use of the oil’s benefit on the digestive system it can be burned or vaporized.
As a female tonic
The emmenagogue clary sage oil works to balance all female function, which helps to normalize menstrual cycles. It helps to decrease the symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes, night sweats, and irritability. Since it relaxes the uterus, it can be used to make painful periods easier and for making childbirth more relaxed and less painful. As a preventive measure clary sage oil is not to be used during pregnancy, especially during the first 12 weeks.
Works as a powerful sedative
The oil has been proven its use as a powerful sedative and for its nervine properties. The oil manipulates the nervous system to relax and works as an effective solution to depression, nervous tension, anxiety, fear, paranoia and stress. It can be made use of whenever there is a possibility of an increase in outside stress, or when someone has to deal with tough life decisions. The smell of the oil is used to provide an aroma therapy to calm the mind and for creativity to flow. Precautionary steps mentions not
Using clary sage oil along with alcohol because of clary sage oils sedative effects.
Relieving any muscle pains
The clary sage can be diluted in a bath in order to have the added benefit of riddance of any muscle pains and soothing the skin, since the oil is an inta-inflammatory and astringent as well. For a proper bath with clary sage oil, use 5 drops of clary sage oil with 4 drops of cananga odorata essential oil, and 3 drops of cedarwood oil. Along with that clary sage also blends well with lavender, juniper, coriander, sandalwood, bergamot, orange and lemon.
Enhancing visual attributes
Contributing to the eye is another one of the many abilities of the clary sage essential oil. It increases eye vision and prohibit the inconsistency in eye sight from old age.
Positive effect on convulsions and seizures
The clary sage oils capability to suppress the consulsive attacks. It soothes the nerves and acts as relaxing agent aiding in bringing sleep to the sleepless.
Restraining effect on bacteria
The antibacterial attributes of the oil has enough potential to suppress tetanus bacteria when applied on lesion.
Aiding in dental problems
The clary sage, acting as an outstanding astringent drug and helps resolve dental problems that might include diseased gums and decayed tooth.
Good stimulator of sexual desire
With application of prescribed quantity, the clary sage oil is able to arouse sexual urge and desire. Also works as herbal therapy in treating frigidity, loss of sexual appetite and unexpected impotency. This attribute applies to both sexes.
The clary sage is native to the northern Mediterranean, parts of Central Asia, and few place in North Africa. Its uses can be dated back as far as the first century, reference of the clary sage have been found in writings of Dioscoridos. This essential oil is not so reknowned in present day, and people are missing out on it. I recommend using clary sage for good riddance of many problems we face in our life.
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