Species: S. sclarea
The herb derives its name from the Latin clarus, meaning, “clear.” Clary seeds have a mucilaginous coat, which is why some old herbals recommended placing a seed into the eye of someone with a foreign object in it so that it could adhere to the object and make it easy to remove. This practice is noted by Nicholas Culpeper in his Complete Herbal (1653), who referred to the plant as “clear-eye.”
Steam Distilled from the leaves and flowers
Middle Note and a Fixative
Clean, Dry, Warm, Herbaceous, Musky, Bittersweet Floral Aroma
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
Was commonly used for pain during childbirth. Helps balance emotions and hormones from PMS to menopause anxiety to stress. Used to help insomnia, menstrual cramps, lower blood pressure, disinfectant of skin and hard surfaces, oily skin and hair, respiratory problems, inflammation, aid digestion and sore throats.
If you are pregnant, receiving cancer treatment, or are taking chloral hydrate or hexobarbitone (specific to clary sage essential oil) interacts with the clary sage or have a weakened immune system the use of essential oil is not recommended!
While essential oil will not go rancid, carrier oils can. Store your carrier oils in a cool, dry, and dark place.
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