Legend: The name Clary Sage is derived from the Latin word for clear – probably because the herb was once used for clearing mucous from the eyes. During the middle ages it was know as the Eye of Christ and it cleared thoughts, perceptions and the devil. Originally it was grown in southern Germany in vineyards and used as a substitute for hops in brewing beer.
Heal your Body: Clary Sage is one of the most important essential oils for women. All three phases of a woman’s life can benefit from Clary Sage. Can bring relief for menstrual cramps because of it’s antispasmodic and analgesic effects. It is also a uterine stimulant and emmenagogue that helps brings on late or scanty periods. Clary Sage has often been used during childbirth due to it’s analgesic, relaxing effects and it’s ability to accelerate labour. During menopause Clary sage’s oestrogenic action stimulated and regulates the pituitary gland that helps control your emotions. Using it in a massage with geranium essential oil would be most beneficial. Clary Sage is well known for it’s euphoric and relaxing action, helping those with anxiety, depression, stress and nervous tension.
Botanical Name: Salvia sclarea
Place of Origin: Northern Mediterranean Basin
Plant Part: Leaves and Flowers/Buds
Colour: Pale Yellow
Consistency: Thin to Medium
Strength of Aroma: Medium – Strong
Aromatic Scent: Earthy, herbaceous, floral and slightly fruity.
Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Directions: There are many ways to use essential oils, such as burning them in an oil burner, but remember never apply neat to the skin unless it has been mixed with a carrier oil such as jojoba first. For more ways to use essential oils please visit our Methods of use section.
Warnings: Not for internal use. Avoid contact with eyes. Not to be used neat on the body. Always dilute. Adults Only. Keep out of reach of children. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner. Not recommended for sensitive skin. Avoid: whilst pregnant; or whilst drinking alcohol; or if you have pancreatic problems. May have a sedative effect so avoid using heavy machinery or driving.
Magnifiscense Essential Oils should not be used as a substitute for medical or psychological care. Appropriate use of the product is expressly your responsibility.