Clary sage Main Therapeutic Properties
The Endocrine system: This oil is balancing, can help to regulate menstrual cycle. Is a key oil in the treatment of PMS and related upsets, cramps, tonic to uterus. In balancing the hormones, it works well with Geranium.
The Nervous system: Strong sedative, nerve tonic especially when nervous system is exhausted.
The Reproductive system: Tonic to uterus, aids hormonal balance. Helps with PMS, menopause, scanty or painful periods, eases pain during labour, relaxing.
The Respiratory system: Can be calming during an asthma attack, soothes sore dry throats.
The Skin: Has an estrogen effect on the skin making it useful for preventing premature ageing of the skin, helps treat eczema caused by stress or anxiety, helpful antiphlogistic. Helps reduce excessive production of sebum especially in the scalp.
The Urinary system: Tonic to kidneys.
Psychology of: Euphoric, can create light-headedness, calming, good for irritation, anger, mental fatigue, insomnia and stress.
“Essentially clary sage counteracts the slow, insidious internal ravages of unproductive stress by systematically relaxing, grounding and revitalizing.”
“Other properties of Clary sage by Peter Holmes: One of several prime stress busters. Its euphoric action on consciousness helps to dispel depression especially when depression arises from nervous burn-out, helps relieve anxiety states, including those involving: fear, paranoia and delusions. Grounding, centering, strengthening, sense-enhancing. Clary sage also restrains secretions and stops discharges, including diarrhea, excessive sweating and sebum production. Cary sage quickly dispels shallow feeling and emotional posturing. The oil directly affects the uterine muscles and other parts of the female’s reproductive organs. It is useful in treating menstrual cramps due to its spasmolytic action on the womb. The oil’s linalyl acetate helps explain this relaxant effect in the presence of spasmodic dysmenorrhoea. Peter Holmes “Clary sage”. The International Journal of Aromatherapy, Spring 1993.
The above information is from The Institute of Aromatherapy – Aromatology Theory Course, Materia Medica