Clary Sage Essential Oil
Used as a medicinal herb throughout history, Clary Sage was known in the Middle Ages as 'Oculus Christi' - the 'Eye of Christ.' Clary sage gets its name from the Latin word “clarus,” which means “clear.” The two major components of the oil responsible for its sedative and relaxing qualities are the terpenes linalyl acetate and linalool. Clary Sage serves as an anti-depressant and natural sedative. Some people experience euphoria upon use of Clary Sage or when used in aromatherapy massage.
Clary Sage promotes the natural production of GABA in the brain, which encourages relaxation. Its nervine and anti-inflammatory properties promote restful sleep and soothe headaches. Clary Sage is a natural sedative and can relieve insomnia by alleviating feeling of stress and anxiety.
Clary sage opens the blood vessels and increases the amount of oxygen that gets into the muscles which allows for increased blood circulation while supporting organ function.
Rich in Antioxidants
Clary Sage works as an antioxidant to tighten the skin that may be sagging due to free radicals working inside of the body and causing damage.
Stimulates Hair Growth
Clary sage is believed to help stimulate hair growth and hair strength. Clary sage oil contains the same linalyl acetate that helps make lavender oil so effective in increasing hair growth.
Promotes Skin Health
Many use Clary Sage as a natural wrinkle fighter due to is anti-oxidant properties. It balances oil production and facilitates a healthy flow of natural moisture.
Clary Sage is one of the best natural remedies for anxiety. Clary Sage serves as an anti-depressant, sedative and relaxant, alleviating feelings of anxiety while boosting confidence and self esteem, leaving you with a feeling of immense joy. It is an excellent anti-depressant that also neutralizes anxiety attacks. The therapeutic value of clary sage makes it amazing for aromatherapy. It has a soothing aroma that influences dopamine activity to generate feelings of happiness.
A 2015 study looking at the antibacterial effects of clary sage essential oil found that its antibacterial qualities worked against all strains of bacteria tested. Clary Sage assists in protecting wounds and healing cuts because of its antimicrobial properties. Wounds will not become septic, nor will they be infected with tetanus germs if clary sage oil is topically applied to them. It has been shown in studies that the essential oil is especially beneficial in helping to cure bacterial infections that affect the excretory system, urinary tract, intestines, and colon.
When clary sage is topically applied to wounds they get an extra layer of protection from tetanus germs or becoming septic. Used medicinally, Clary Sage Essential Oil works to eliminate or prevent the spread of harmful bacteria that can promote the development of fungal infections.
Clary Sage is an anti-inflammatory and can be used to treat backaches and joint pain. It is also known to have anti-spasmodic qualities and can help reduce muscle spasms.
Lowers Blood Pressure
Clary Sage naturally lowers blood pressure by relaxing the veins and arteries, which works to reduce the risk of brain hemorrhage, atherosclerosis, stroke, and heart attack. By reducing blood pressure, it widens the blood vessels and allows for increased circulation, resulting in increased oxygenation to the organs and muscles, giving your overall metabolic performance a boost.
Relieves Menstrual Discomfort
Numerous studies have shown that clary sage helps to balance hormones and reduce cramping.
Supports Hormonal Balance and Uterus Health
Clary Sage helps balance your estrogen levels and helps to maintain good health of the uterus.
Clary Sage works to support healthy digestion by regulating the secretion of digestive juices, making it easier for the body to absorb essential nutrients from food. It relieves indigestion symptoms and minimizes cramping and bloating. It also regulates bowel movements, and relieves constipation which protects the integrity of your colon.
Clary Sage helps promote healthy skin as it regulates oil production and reduce inflammation that contributes to dermatitis. This essential oil contains an ester called linalyl acetate that helps to heal rashes and reduce skin inflammation.
Clary Sage helps to balance the flora of the mouth and reduce inflammation. Clary Sage oil has effective astringent properties.
Clary Sage is an aphrodisiac, shown to be equally effective for men and women. It increases testosterone levels and directly affects hormones.
Improved mental function
Sage plants are often associated with improved memory, greater alertness, and potential Alzheimer's-fighting effects.
Clary Sage has euphoric properties and can enhance the intoxicating effects of alcohol and other narcotics.
How does it work?
Clary sage oil can be used topically and inhaled.
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