Clary Sage was highly valued during the Middle Ages for its ability to to heal all sorts of eye problems. Called “clarus”, meaning clear, it was later transformed into clary. Part of its Latin name, salvia, means to save. Rightly so, as clary sage enjoys a reputation as a sort of “cure all” because it quite literally is used successfully to restore health in a variety of areas. Egyptians loved clary sage for its purported ability to cure infertility.
The Greeks, Romans, and Chinese loved it because it held promise to assure long life. And 16th century Englanders loved it as a replacement for hops to brew beer. Clary sage is also a favorite of creative types, who swear that its fragrance is inspirational. Why not open a bottle yourself and take a whiff? Maybe clary sage will inspire you to greatness!
Anxiety, back pain, decreased libido, depression, digestive disorders, insomnia, inflammation, menopause, neck strain, nervous tension, muscle pain, premenstrual syndrome, respiratory health, skin problems and stress.
Essential Oil Applications:
For anxiety, decreased libido, depression, insomnia, menopause, nervous tension, and stress use 2-3 drops as a vapor therapy, or use in a diffuser or lamp ring. Can also add 2-3 drops to a carrier oil and massage on body.
For back pain, neck strain, and skin problems, mix 2-3 drops of oil with 2-3 tablespoons of liquid lanolin and apply to problem areas for relief.
For discomfort associated with menopause or premenstrual syndrome, use 4-5 drops in bath water for a relaxing soak. You can also use 2- 3 drops on a handkerchief and inhale during time of discomfort. However, do not inhale for long periods of time, as prolonged exposure could cause a headache.
For respiratory problems, place 2-3 drops of oil in a diffuser or lamp ring.
Mixes Well With:
Anise, bergamot, cedarwood, citrus oils, clove, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, hyssop, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lime, marjoram, nutmeg, palmarosa, patchouli, pine, rose, tangerine, tea tree, and thyme.
Avoid during pregnancy. Long periods of inhalation could cause headaches. Alcohol consumption while using clary sage could increase the effects of alcohol, so it’s wise not to imbibe during use.
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