A close relative of the common garden sage, the clary sage is a perennial herb that grows from May to September. When converted into an essential oil, clary sage provides outstanding benefits for your eyes, nervous system, digestion and kidneys. Although it doesn’t come cheap, it’s still worth using due to its many positive health effects.
Clary oil essential oil is added to soaps, detergents, creams, lotions and perfumes. In fact, it is the main component of Eau de Cologne, a simple perfume that originated in Cologne, Germany.
Apart from potentially treating eye health-related problems, clary sage oil is also used to help calm the nervous system, especially during times of stress, depression and insomnia. If you’re new to aromatherapy, I suggest trying out clary sage oil to experience its anxiety-fighting effects.
Clary sage oil also can help address menstrual issues (cramps and hot flashes), promote relaxation during childbirth and ease menopause symptoms
Aphrodisiac While there are no prominent studies confirming it as an aphrodisiac, this is another well-known use of clary sage oil.
Those who use it for this purpose believe it could help boost libido and may improve sexual performance, as well as possibly help treat psychological problems related to loss of libido and impotence.
Painkiller Clary sage essential oil can help relieve headaches, back pain, muscle stiffness and cramps.
Antiseptic Oil of clary sage can be used to potentially cleanse wounds and may help protect the body during surgery and against other infections.
Blood pressure regulator It can help reduce blood pressure by relaxing the arteries, and may help decrease your risk of heart problems.
Hair Health Clary sage is believed to help stimulate hair growth. The essential oil can also help in limiting the sebum produced in scalp and aid in treating dandruff.
Skin health promoter Clary sage oil can help regulate oil production and reduce inflammation that contributes to dermatitis.
Ingredient in herbal products It is found in many herbal personal care products like facial cleansers.
Ingredient in liqueur and food products Clary sage oil is added to muscatel wine and wine essences. It is also used as a natural additive in food products like frozen dairy desserts, baked goods, condiments and non-alcoholic beverages.