Clary sage essential oil has a very high estrogen-like content. The result of this is that people who are at risk of breast cancer may find it very useful. Although the effects have not been extensively researched, many people swear by it for treatment of asthma, gonorrhea, coughing, and dysmenorrhea. It is known to cure exhaustion, labor pains, sore throat and stress.
Instructions for Use
It can be used to create a ointment that is rubbed all over the body, but mostly on the arms and temple. Further, it can be used as a tonic by mixing it with other medications for internal health problems. It is also famous for its use as a perfume or in baths.
History and Additional Information
Clary sage no doubt originated from southern Europe, and can be found growing all over the globe. It is a biennial herb. Its flowers are pale blue, pink and lavender. The name was used in ancient Rome to show its sacredness. It was used for eye conditions in ancient times.
- Latin/Botanical Name: Salvia Sclarea
- Other Names: Clarry, orvale, toute-bonne, clear eye
- Family: Lamiaceae
- Part of Plant Used: Herb/flowering tops and foliage
- Place of Origin: Southern Europe
- Odor/Fragrance: Bright, earthy, and herbaceous, with some fruity taste
- Color: Pale golden yellow
- Aroma Strength: Medium to strong
- Consistency: Thin/medium
- Note: Top – Middle
Blending Suggestions: Orange, Cedarwood, Cypress, Juniper, Bergamot, Lemon, Grapefruit, Lavender, Geranium and Sandalwood
Safety Precautions for this Essential Oil: This is narcotic in nature, so avoid this essential oil while ingesting alcohol. Avoid during pregnancy.
Buy Essential Oil:
Highest Quality: Mountain Rose Herbs
Expect to pay a bit more for a higher quality oil. Always choose the highest quality oil if you plan on using internally or topically.
Best Value per ounce: Plant Therapy
This brand is less expensive per ounce, but still offers a great value.