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CLARY SAGE HERBAL & ESSENTIAL OIL DESCRIPTION
Clary Sage is an esteemed member of the Labiatae family which also includes Lavender, Lemon Balm, and Thyme. Clary Sage is a well-loved perennial that is native to France, Italy and Spain. It is now cultivated worldwide for medicinal use.
Clary Sage has large, heart-shaped, fuzzy leaves, which grow off a central stalk that bends with the weight of the flowers. It can grow up to a height of 3 feet with a width of 1 foot. The flowers are lilac (pale purple) or pale blue, pink or white. The flowers grow in whorls on top of the stems with the upper lip curled up. The leaves are broad oval shaped in pairs, 6 to 9 inches long. The leaves are covered with fine silver white hairs; there is almost no stalk to the leaves. This plant blooms from June to July.
The leaves and flowers yield a highly aromatic essential oil with both antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties. As such, it has been a widely prescribed natural treatment for eczema and psoriasis, as well as minor cuts and wounds. Clary Sage oil is also estrogen stimulating; the oil's ability to balance fluctuating hormones makes it a highly beneficial remedy for PMS, painful menstrual cramps and the hot flashes and migraines associated with menopause. The oil has even been used during childbirth to minimize labor pains. In addition, Clary Sage oil's sweet, nutty scent is said to revitalize those who are suffering from tension, stress, fear and depression. Herbalists also recommend the oil for inspiring creativity and awakening intuition.
The Romans called Clary Sage, sclarea, from claurus, or "clear," because they first used it as eyewash. In the 16th Century German merchants added Clary and elder flowers to Rhine wine so it made the wine more potent and imitated a good Muscatel. That practice was so common that Germans today still call the herb Muskateller Salbei. The English know it as Muscatel Sage. Clary was also used as a substitute for hops in beer, which produced an enhanced state of intoxication and exhilaration; however, this concoction was often followed by a severe headache. In the 12th century, it was considered an aphrodisiac. All Clary Sage flowers are edible after removing all greenery and stems. The flowers have an aromatic flavor and make a lovely contrast in salads.
LORE & MAGICAL USES OF CLARY SAGE
To create a love potion to attract a man combine equal parts of dried lavender, bachelor's buttons and Clary Sage, with a pinch of Valerian and a Sassafras leaf. Place in a small sachet and wear inside the clothing. Clary Sage is with the Moon or Mercury. Clary is known for its ability to enhance vision, protecting not only one's physical eyesight but promoting increased skill while in meditation and visionary states. The seeds are the most useful part of the plant for this purpose and may be extracted as a wash to make a magical lotion, which may be used, in the magical healing of afflictions to a person's sight. Clary feeds the soul and helps us get through rough times. It is recommended when pressures and stress come from outside. The oil is very relaxing. Clary also helps us bring ourselves more closely in touch with the Dream world.
CLARY SAGE USES, HEALTH BENEFITS & SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE
As its relative sage, Clary Sage tea was often recommended for various women's problem, including delayed or painful menstruation, and night sweats in tuberculosis patients.
Clary Sage has anticonvulsive, antidepressant, anti-phlogistic (reducing inflammation or fever), antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, and bactericidal properties. Clary Sage is an astringent that can be used on mouth sores and poured over skin wounds. It is combined with other herbs to aid in treating kidney problems. When Clary seeds are soaked they become thick mucilage that can be placed on the eye, to help remove small, irritating particles; however, a tea made from the leaves can also be used as eyewash. Clary is also used to reduce muscle spasms. It is used to treat digestive problems such as gas and indigestion. It is a calming herb that helps relieve premenstrual problems. Clary also has estrogen-stimulating actions that work well when estrogen levels are low. The plant can therefore be a valuable remedy for problems associated with menopause, particularly hot flashes. Clary Sage essential oil is useful in treating acne, boils, dandruff, hair loss, inflamed conditions, oily skin and hair, ophthalmia (inflammation of the eye), ulcers, and wrinkles. It also improves circulation, lowers blood pressure, soothes muscle aches and pains, and relieves asthma, sore throat and whooping cough.
THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS CLARY SAGE OIL
Comprised of such therapeutic components as linalool, sclareol, monoterpenes and tannins, Clary Sage oil is antispasmodic, antiseptic, and calming. When used as a massage oil - or in a bath or aromatherapy lamp - the oil can help soothe menstrual cramps, treat acne, alleviate headaches and muscle strain, promote calm and lift the lowest of spirits. The oil is helpful for muscle aches and tension, labor pains, psoriasis, acne, dandruff, dry hair, melancholy and depression.
CLARY SAGE OIL PROFILE
Botanical Name: Salvia Sclarea Common Method Of Extraction: Steam Distilled Parts Used: Flowering Tops & Leaves Note Classification: Middle Aroma: Dry, Musky, Bittersweet Floral Largest Producing Countries: USA, France, & Bulgaria
TRADITIONAL USE: Traditional Use: This oil has an extensive history in perfumery. It is considered a fixative, and adds a warming note to a blend.
PROPERTIES: Antibacterial, antidepressant, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, carminative, deodorant, digestive, emmenagogue, euphoric, nervine, sedative, stomachic, vulnerary.
BENEFITS: Acne, amenorrhea, boils, constipation, convulsions, cramps, dandruff, depression, dysmenorrhoea, dyspepsia, excessive perspiration, flatulence, infection, inflamed skin, leucorrhoea, migraine, muscular aches and pains, nervous fatigue, oily skin and hair. Clary sage is a good addition to a bath for many reasons. The antispasmodic actions may help with headaches and migraines. This action along with the emmenagogue property support the reproductive system and may relieve painful menstruation, and the nervine and sedative actions will help you relax after a busy day.
BLENDS WITH: Bay, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Coriander, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Lime, Mandarin, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Pine Needle, Rose, Sandalwood, and Tea Tree essential oils.
OF INTEREST: The herb derives its name from the Latin clarus, meaning, "clear," and was nicknamed "clear eyes" during the Middle Ages for its famous ability to clear tired or strained eyes and blurred vision.
SAFETY DATA: Avoid in hypotension, estrogen dependant cancers, and while pregnant.
The above product information description was obtained from Mountain Rose Herbs regarding their products. For other manufacturers, merchants and vendors, consult individual product label description.
CLARY SAGE DOSAGE INFORMATION
Clary Sage comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. For best results, read and follow product label directions.
A Clary Sage eye lotion can be made naturally in the following way: Place a handful of leaves or tops in a saucepan, cover with a cupful of milk or water and simmer over a low flame for ten minutes. Strain and when lukewarm, bathe the eyes with cotton or use an eye bath.
A LITTLE LORE
Derived from the Latin clarus, for "clear", Clary Sage was a medieval remedy for blurred vision and eyestrain.
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Latin name: Salvia sclarea. Family name: Labiatae. Clary sage oil is distilled from the flowering tops and the herb and is imported from France. It has a spicy, hay-like aroma. It has been called "clear eye" and was used for healing eye problems in times past. Some traditional uses: relieving stress and tension, lifting melancholy, easing pain, restful sleep, as an aphrodisiac; contains estrogen-like hormone, for menopause and PMS, relieving nervous exhaustion. Clary Sage should be avoided during pregnancy, or if you have endometriosis, breast, ovarian and uterine cysts and other estrogen dependant conditions (cancers). Emotional profile: for relieving worry, crying, guilt, obsessions and compulsions, hostility, panic. Blends with: Juniper, Bergamot, Lavender, Frankincense, Coriander, Cardamom, Geranium, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Pine Needle and Jasmine essential oils.
TO AWAKEN THE IMAGINATION
To spark the creative impulse or create a stimulating and inspiring atmosphere, try this blend.
3 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
3 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
3 drops Lemon Essential Oil
3 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil
Blend Clary Sage with Sandalwood and Bergamot oils. Place the oils, along with Lemon oil for a refreshing scent, in a diffuser or in an aromatherapy lamp.
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FOR PEACE & TRANQUILITY
A warm and aromatic bath enhanced by Clary Sage oil will help to ease tension and encourage calm, paving the way for a good night's rest.
3 to 5 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
Tub of Warm Water
Mix essential oil in your bathwater just before you enter the tub. Remember, too, that less is best when it comes to using essential oils; as pure concentrates, they should be used sparingly.
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FACIAL BATH FOR ACNE
Clary Sage's antiseptic and anti-infectious effects are said to work together to effectively treat acne.
2 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
2 drops Geranium Essential Oil
2 drops Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
Add essential oils to a bowl of steaming water; then cover your head with a towel and breath deeply for 2 to 5 minutes. Do not use if you have broken facial capillaries.
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FOR DRY HAIR & DANDRUFF
Clary Sage oil will not only help prevent dandruff but also condition dry hair, giving it a silky shine. When used as a scalp massage, it is said to encourage hair growth..
Mix essential oils well into shampoo.
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FOR LABOR PAINS
This blend can ease the pain of labor and also help to reduce the fear and stress that often accompany childbirth.
3 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
2 to 3 drops Jasmine Essential Oil
2 to 3 drops Rose Essential Oil
2 tablespoons Sweet Almond Carrier Oil
Mix essential oils with a carrier oil, blending well. Using gentle strokes, massage your entire lower abdomen and lower back.
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MASSAGE FOR SORE, STIFF MUSCLES
Clary Sage oil's warming and relaxing effects make it an excellent massage oil for stiff, sore muscles.
Mix essential oil and carrier oil and then massage into affected muscles.
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FOR COLDS & COUGHS
For colds and coughs, try the following mixture.
In a diffuser or aromatherapy lamp, mix essential oils. Thyme-Linalool essential oil is recommended instead or White or Red Thyme oil.
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FOR STRESS & EMOTIONAL UPHEAVAL
Clary Sage oil can lower blood pressure and is said to have a calming effect during times of stress.
Place essential oils on a tissue or handkerchief, folded to prevent direct skin contact and inhale to settle the mind and restore emotional equilibrium.
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FOR MENSTRUAL CRAMPS
For menstrual cramps, fill a bowl with steaming water and add these essential oils and use a compress.
2 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
2 drops Geranium Essential Oil
2 drops Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
Bowl Steaming Hot Water
Mix essential oils into hot water in bowl. Dip a half of a large cloth into the water. Fold the cloth and apply the warm compress to the abdomen, with the oil-soaked side away from the skin.
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FOR MINOR CUTS, WOUNDS & BURNS
Clary Sage oil can help heal minor cuts, wounds & burns.
3 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
3 drops Lavender Essential Oil
2 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
Bowl Warm Water
Mix oils in water in bowl. Dip a half of a large cloth into the water. Fold the cloth and apply the warm compress to the skin.
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CLARY SAGE SAFETY, CAUTIONS & INTERACTION INFORMATION
> Clary Sage is generally regarded as safe when taken in the recommended doses.
Clary Sage essential oil is not intended for internal use. Safety in young children or those with severe liver or kidney disease is not known. Pregnant or nursing women should not take this herb. Clary Sage oil should not be mixed with Alcohol, Prescription Narcotics, or Recreational Narcotics for Clary Sage oil may enhance the effect. It may induce a narcotic effect and exaggerate the effect.
Clary Sage oil has been known to create a state of euphoria in certain cases. Refrain from using Clary Sage oil with drugs or alcohol. It can cause their effects to become exaggerated, while also intensifying intoxication and hangovers. The oil can cause drowsiness as well and severely impair the ability to drive. In addition, Clary Sage oil should not be used if you are pregnant or are trying to conceive.
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