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

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

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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