Clary Sage Essential Oil

Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Salvia sclarea

"Woman's helper"

Source Location

Plant part used

Europe & USA

Flowers, leaves

Extraction Method

Color

Steam distillation

Light golden yellow

Consistency

Aroma Strength

Thin

Medium

Fragrance

Spicy-sweet, nutty and herbaceous in scent

Benefits/Uses/Systems

Skin care, fungal infections, acne, boils, oily skin and hair, ulcer, excessive perspiration, wrinkles; digestive support, constipation, metabolic stimulant, colic, flatulence, stomach cramps and spasms; respiratory aid, asthma, bronchitis, whooping cough, sore throat; muscle spasms, cramps, aches and pains; hormonal stimulant, adrenal stimulant, regulates estrogen; lowers blood pressure, arterial circulation, varicosities, hemorrhoids; regulates menstruation, eases labor and menstrual pain, PMS, post-partum depression, menopause, hot flashes, kidney support, leucorrhea, impotence, frigidity; migraine, depression, stress, intoxicating, insomnia.

Blends Well With

Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Coriander, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Lime, Mandarin, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Pine, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Tea Tree

Constituents

linalol, sclareol, b-myrcene, phellandrene, a-pinene, cis-3-hexen-1-ol, spathulenol, linalyl acetate, 1,8-cineole, a-thujone, b-thujone, coumarin

Properties

Antibacterial, antidepressive, antifungal, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, digestive, stimulant, neurotonic, phlebotonic, stomachic, uterine tonic, anticonvulsive, aphrodisiac, antibacterial, antifungal, emmenagogue, hypotensive, deodorant, antidiabetic,

Safety

Generally regarded as safe although too much can induce a narcotic effect and cause headaches. Avoid during pregnancy or with uterine, ovarian and breast estrogen-dependent cysts