I often use Clary Sage in my bath products. It has many medicinal properties and is not over harvested like White Sage is. ALWAYS CONSULT A MEDICAL PROFFESSIONAL BEFORE USE OF ANY HERBAL SUPPLEMENT OR OIL. I AM NOT A MEDICAL PROFFESSIONAL. I am just a herbal hobbyist that likes to share knowledge.
Clary Sage has been shown in studies to help with stress and depression. Due to our noses affecting parts of our brains that regulate emotions, aromatherapy with Clary Sage can be very beneficial. It has been shown to elicit feelings of relaxation which helps also with anxiety. Clary sage has been shown to have euphoric properties which leaves you with that feeling of joy and relaxation. Both which are beneficial for depression, stress, and anxiety. It can also help reduce blood pressure. It helps lower blood pressure by relaxing the brain and arteries allowing them to carry more oxygen to all parts of the body. This has the added benefit of allowing you to relax which allows your stress levels to lower.
Another study done has shown that Clary Sage can help alleviate menopause symptoms and help with menstrual cramps. As a person with a uterus, any oil that my doctor deems safe for me to use that can help with cramps is a huge plus in my books. The studies did include other essential oils mixed with Clary Sage to help alleviate menopausal symptoms and cramping due to a menstrual cycle. The way Clary Sage can do this is by helping with hormone balancing. It also has a chemical to it that treats spasms. It helps to treat the nerve impulses that we can't control and helps them to relax.
Clary Sage may also help with healing the skin from rashes and reduce skin inflammation as it has antibacterial properties. The oil needs to be diluted with skin safe carrier oils before use on any kind of broken skin. When used in studies, Clary Sage was shown to help treat bacterial infections that weren't responding well to antibiotics. Those wounds were caused by things like burns, surgical procedures, or diabetes. It was shown to be effective against several different types of bacterial strains.
The antibacterial properties of Clary Sage help to protect the colon, intestines, and urinary tract. Clary Sage is also antiseptic which allows for wounds to heal without getting infected. It helps the body to heal more quickly and easily.
As shown Clary Sage has many benefits when used correctly. As stated previously ALWAYS check with your medical provider. Clary Sage, while not over harvested like its counterpart White Sage, should always be used with care and respect. This is a herb or plant that has been used for centuries and hopefully with be used for centuries more.
Saiyo (They/Them) is a Dedicant of The Ever Green Hearth and a Sophomore at Woolston-Steen Theological Seminary. They have a passion for Herbs and Plants, and have created their own small business: The Brew - making bath and body products for self care. You can follow their business on Social Media and order these amazing natural home-made products from their Etsy Shop!
Saiyo will have a Vendor Booth at Spring Mysteries Festival 2023 - stop by to meet them and purchase some of their home made bath products!