Clary Sage’s aroma varies, but it is most often described as earthy and warming. Some variations emanate fruit, floral, sweet, or bittersweet scents, while others are considered musky, herbaceous, or dry.
Clary Sage Essential Oil
Clary Sage essence is extracted from the leaves and flowers of the Salvia sclarea plant using steam distillation.
Benefits of Clary Sage Essential Oil
Clary Sage is widely reputed to be a boon to women’s health issues, especially in regulating menstrual periods (and in a condition known as amenorrhea) and reducing menstrual cramping (known as dysmenorrhea). It’s important to note that amenorrhea is the absence of a menstrual period that is not caused by pregnancy or menopause. In these situations, Clary Sage, combined with a carrier oil or lotion and applied to the abdomen or lower back, can help regulate a woman’s menstrual cycle and reduce painful cramps. Similarly, it can be used to lessen labor pains.
Linalool and linalyl acetate are abundant in Clary Sage, and research has shown that they may have anti-inflammatory properties. It has been effectively used to treat muscle aches, headaches, and back pain.
Finally, researchers studying β-caryophyllene, a major constituent in Clary Sage, have discovered that it may play a part in controlling depression and alleviating anxiety. According to published studies, β-caryophyllene binds to our body’s CB2 receptors in a way that relates to pain control as well as these disorders and their treatment.
Therapeutic Properties of Clary Sage Essential Oil
Research on Clary Sage Essential Oil
A promising research study revealed that linalool and linalyl acetate, constituents in Clary Sage, may have anti-inflammatory properties.
Scientists have discovered that terpenes, compounds frequently found in both cannabis and Clary Sage essential oil, have the ability to attach to receptors in the body and control anxiety and depression.
Precautions When Using Clary Sage Essential Oil
Observe the standard safety guidelines when using Clary Sage essential oil.
Clary Sage should not be used by pregnant women because it contains emmenogogues, which are substances recognized for their ability to increase blood flow in the uterus.
Since Clary Sage oil may have a narcotic-like effect, it should not be used when drinking alcohol.
Buying Clary Sage Essential Oil
Typically, Clary Sage essential oil sells for around $20 per ounce.
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