Essential
Oil
Clary  
Sage
An  essential oil that I could not say enough about.  There are so many uses for this essential oil and easy to find in
most health food stores and on line.  

Clary sage has a sweet and nutty fragrance. It comes from the clary sage planet.  Latin name Salvia sclarea.  It is a
native to southern Europe which can grow up to three feet tall.  The leaves are very large, hairy and with small
bluish white flowers that come off a long thin stem. The Latin name comes from Claris that means clear.  In the
middle ages it was known as Oculus Christi meaning the eye of Christ.  It was a highly esteemed medicine.

It is extracted by steam distillation from the flowering tops and the leaves.  

Precautions

Clary sage oil can be very relaxing and should be avoided when consuming alcohol, since it could increase the effects of
alcohol. It is a non-toxic, non-sensitizing oil, but can in large doses generate a headache and must be avoided during
pregnancy.

Therapeutic properties

antidepressant, anticonvulsive, antispasmodic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant,
digestive, euphoric, sedative, stomachic, uterine and nerve tonic.

Uses

It is very calming to an individual that has depression, stress, nervousness,  insomnia and tension.  

Clary Sage stimulates lucid dreaming and clear insight through your intuition and promotes long lasting tranquility,
warmth and aliveness. For some individuals it has an especially hypnotic effect on the mind and emotions producing
very tranquil and peaceful states. It nourishes your soul, dispels negative thoughts and emotions and can help you get
through challenging and difficult circumstances.

Females can find relief from painful periods and scanty menstruations. During menopause, clary sage oil can help
reduce hot flushes, night sweats, palpitations, irritability, as well as headaches and dizziness. Clary Sage oil has
traditionally been used for easing painful contractions during labor and birth. Clary Sage is often blended with
Geranium essential oil to help regulate and relieve female complaints associated with hormonal imbalance, such as
irregular menses, menopausal symptoms, headache, nausea, and depression.

Decreases sweating.

Lowers blood pressure and decreases palpitations.

It is good for muscle pains, digestive disorders, kidney diseases and the cooling of inflammation of the skin. It also
helps with skin conditions like acne, boils and ulcers.

Relaxes bronchial spasms in asthmatic states.

Ayurvedic Medicine, it is used to regulate and pacify both Vata and Pitta imbalances. Symptoms of Vata imbalance
are premenstrual syndrome, insomnia, nervousness and anxiety or worry. Symptoms of Pitta imbalance include feelings
of frustration and anger, tendency to emotional upset and over reaction, high blood pressure and an inability to relax
and go with the flow.

Clary sage blends well with

It blends particularly well with juniper, lavender, pine, geranium, sandalwood, jasmine, frankincense, basil, bergamot,
cedarwood, chamomile, clove, coriander, frankincense, hyssop, jasmine, lavender, lime, mandarin, neroli, nutmeg,
orange, patchouli, petitgrain,  tangerine and violet

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