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Clary sage (Salvia sclarea) is a flowering herb that’s native to the Mediterranean Basin. The essential oil that’s extracted from the leaves and buds of the plant has a clean, refreshing scent that you can use as a skin balm or gently inhale as part of an aromatherapy treatment. Clary Sage Essential Oil has earned the nickname “The Woman’s Oil,” due to its benefits for women’s health, especially in relation to menstruation and menopause. Used cosmetically or topically in general, Clary Sage Essential Oil exhibits a cooling property that soothes skin afflicted with inflammation. It calms rashes, balances the production of natural oil and sebum, and strengthens the skin and muscles.
1. Stress reduction
Aromatherapy uses the power of scent to calm the mind and reduce feelings of anxiety. Your olfactory system directly affects the part of your brain that regulates emotion. That’s why what you smell can trigger memories and elicit feelings, both negative and positive.
When used in aromatherapy, clary sage oil can help alleviate stress by inducing a sense of well-being. One (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23360656/) done on women undergoing a stressful medical test indicated that when inhaled, clary sage essential oil elicited feelings of relaxation and helped to reduce blood pressure.
2. Antibacterial properties
Clary sage oil in diluted form may have a positive impact upon some strains of bacteria. Researchers think it could be an effective treatment alone or in addition to traditional treatments for wound care.
In one laboratory study (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4360007/), clary sage oil helped heal severe dermatological infections caused by several strains of Staphylococcus bacteria. The lab study used swabs from the bacterial infections of 61 people. Each had a difficult-to-treat wound that wasn’t responding well to antibiotics. The wounds were caused by burns, diabetes, or surgical procedures. Diluted clary sage oil was found to be effective against several bacterial strains.
3. Natural antidepressant
Clary sage has been tested on both animals and humans to determine its potential benefits as an antidepressant. One study (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20441789/) done on rats indicated that clary sage oil could be beneficial for depression by acting as an anti-stressor.
Another small study (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24802524/) with menopausal women indicated that inhaled clary sage oil reduced cortisol, the stress hormone, and produced an antidepressant-like effect.
4. Alleviation of menopause symptoms
One component of clary sage oil is sclareol, which mimics the effects of estrogen in the body. For this reason, clary sage may be effective at reducing some of the symptoms of menopause. Some research (https://achs.edu/mediabank/files/melissa_clanton.pdf) suggests that diluted clary sage oil applied to the bottoms of the feet can reduce hot flashes.
5. Reducing menstrual cramps
A small study (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24802524/) examined 48 women who experienced painful menstruation and cramps. Some of the women were given a cream containing clary sage oil and other essential oils to apply onto their lower abdomens daily, between menstrual cycles. The women who used the cream had a significant reduction in menstrual cramps than the control group.
6. Improved mental function
Different sage plants have long been thought to improve mental function in various ways. A 2017 review (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5318325/) looked at the effects of various sage plants, including clary sage. The author found that sage plants seem to be associated with improved memory, greater alertness, and potential Alzheimer’s-fighting effects.
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