Clary Sage Essential Oil

Salvia Sclarea Eastern Europe

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Clary Sage essential oil has a sweet, nutty, herbaceous aroma. A great balancing oil, it has an uplifting effect and is known for its positive effects on mood swings, balancing female hormones and other female related problems.

Latin Name
Salvia Sclarea
Family
Lamiaceae (Libiatae)
Note
Middle
Extraction
Steam distillation from the flowering tops and leaves. Clary Sage is a colourless or pale yellow/green liquid with a sweet, nutty-herbaceous scent.
Constituents
Alpha Pinene, Alpha-Terpineol, Beta-Pinene, Borneol, Camphene, Caryophyllene Oxide, Cineol, Cis-Ocimene, Geranyl Acetate, Germacrene D, Limonene, Linalool, Linalyl Acetate, Myrcene, Nerol, Neryl Acetate, Phellandrene, Sclareol, Trans-Ocimene.
Origin
Eastern Europe

This stout biennial herb grows up to 1 meter tall with large hairy leaves and small blue/ white flowers growing directly off the long, thin stem.

History

Clary Sage was used in the Middle Ages for digestive disorders, kidney disease, uterine and menstrual complaints, for cleansing ulcers and as a general nerve tonic.