Essential Oil Profile: Clary Sage

Clary Sage

Latin Name: Salvia sclarea

Family: Lamiaceae(Labiatae)

Plant Part: Flower/buds,sometimes leaves

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Note:Top/ Middle. Element: Wood.

Functional Groups: Alcohol, Ester

Type: Euphoric

Ayurvedic Dosha (Balances): Vata, Pita, Kapha

Scent: Hay-like, herbaceous,tea-like,bitter-sweet floral, musky

For Skin Type: Oily, Mature

Cautions: Not during pregnancy, not w/alcohol use. Avoid w/estrogen dependent conditions such as endometriosis, cysts, and cancers.

Physical Uses: Menstrual cramps, menopause, amenorrhea(an abnormal absence of menstruation), labor, indigestion, sore muscles, dandruff, digestion, lower blood pressure, headache relief

Mental/Emotional Uses: PMS, depression, stress, tension, postpartum depression, inspiration

Other Uses: Aphrodisiac, alcohol addiction

Blends Well With: Flowers, peel- Bay, bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, cedarwood, chamomile, coriander, cypress, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon balm, lime, mandarin, patchouli, petitgrain, pine, rose, sandalwood, tea tree

Possible Substitutions: Chamomile Roman

                                                                                                             Photos-Fordville Gardens


Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Foundation Level, 2001-2011.

The Health Benefits of Clary Sage Essential Oil

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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