- Color: Light Golden Yellow
- Oil Consistency: Thin to Medium
- Perfumery Note: Middle
- Initial Aroma Strength: Medium – Strong
- Scent: Bright, earthy, herbaceous, with a subtle fruity note.
Action: antidepressant, antidiabetic, anticonvulsive, antispasmodic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, digestive, emmenagogue, euphoric, hypotensive, nervine, sedative, stomachic, uterine, nervine
Benefits, Indications: Bronchitis, cholesterol, hemorrhoids, hormonal imbalance, PMS, insomnia, intestinal cramps, menstrual cramps, premenopause, weak digestion. May be used for menstrual problems, depression, headaches, dandruff, insect bites, insomnia, kidney disorders, dry skin, throat infections, ulcers, circulatory problems and whooping cough.
Also used for amenorrhea, asthma, coughing, dysmenorrhea, exhaustion, gas, labor pains, sore throat, stress. During menopause, clary sage oil can help reduce hot flushes, night sweats, palpitations, irritability, as well as headaches and dizziness.
Chemical Constituents: linalool, linalyl acetate, caryophyllene, a-terpineol, geraniol, neryl acetate, sclareol and germacrene D
Precautions: Use caution with infants and children. Clary sage oil can be very relaxing and should be avoided when consuming alcohol, since it could exaggerate the effects of alcohol,. It is a non-toxic, non-sensitizing oil, but can in large doses generate a headache and must be avoided during pregnancy.
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