Although not a cheap oil, clary sage oil has great benefits - not only for easing depression and nervous burn-out, but for a host of female complaints and for relieving congested complexions.
The therapeutic properties of clary sage oil are antidepressant, anticonvulsive, antispasmodic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, digestive, emmenagogue, euphoric, hypotensive, nervine, sedative, stomachic, uterine and nerve tonic.
Clary sage is calming to the nervous system, particularly in cases of depression, stress, insomnia and deep seated tension. It furthermore is a good tonic for the womb and female functions in general, such as painful periods, scanty menstruation and relaxation during labor, thus encouraging a less painful birth.
During menopause, clary sage oil can help reduce hot flushes, night sweats, palpitations, irritability, as well as headaches and dizziness.
It is good for muscle pains, digestive disorders, kidney diseases and the cooling of inflammation of the skin.
Clary sage oil's greatest benefit lies in its calming and sedating influence on the nerves, emotions, female functions, kidneys and digestive system.
It also helps with skin conditions like acne, boils and ulcers and cools painful muscles and joints.
Although most essential oils blend well with one another, it blends particularly well with juniper, lavender, pine, geranium, sandalwood, jasmine, frankincense and other citrus oils.