Clary Sage benefits for chronic conditions

What are the possible benefits of clary sage oil?

Clary sage, also known as Salvia sclarea, is a plant native to the northern Mediterranean Basin. It is widely used for medicinal purposes and as a spice.

In this article, we take a look at the uses and suggested health benefits of clary sage oil. We will also look at whether there is any scientific evidence to back these claims up. We also examine how the oil is used, and what side effects could occur.

Uses for clary sage oil
People may use the oil for one or more of its potential properties, including:
  • antidepressant effects
  • anti-inflammatory effects
  • improved digestion
  • antibacterial effects
  • stress relief
  • improved circulation
Clarry Sage benefits for chronic conditions

Possible health benefits

Antidepressant effects

2010 study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology investigated the antidepressant and stress-fighting effects of several different essential oils in rats. The oils used included clary sage, chamomile, rosemary, and lavender.
The study found that out of all the oils tested, clary sage oil had the most potent anti-stress effect.
The researchers concluded that clary sage oil could be an effective treatment for people experiencing depression. They also suggested that the effect of the oil was closely linked to the feel-good hormone dopamine.

Blood-pressure-lowering and anti-anxiety effects

study published in 2013 in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that inhaled clary sage oil significantly lowered blood pressure and calmed the breathing of women with urinary incontinence undergoing assessment. The paper includes the suggestion that inhaled clary sage oil may be an effective way of promoting relaxation.

Anti-inflammatory effects
Research published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology in 2017 found that an extract of clary sage had significant anti-inflammatory effects in rats. The researchers concluded that the clary sage extract could be an effective treatment for the inflammatory gum condition periodontitis.

Improved mental function

A 2017 review 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.
The same review also noted the anti-depressant and anti-stress effects of clary sage mentioned above.
How to use clary sage oil

How to use clary sage oil
Aromatherapy: Around 2 to 3 drops of clary sage oil can be mixed with water and other essential oils and diffused into the air via an essential oil burner. When vaporized, clary sage oil can help to fight bacteria and other germs in the air
Skin: Add about 6 drops of clary sage oil to 1 oz. of carrier oil, such as coconut oil, and rub directly onto a wounded area, or massage into skin. Add 3 to 5 drops of essential oil to the bathwater to soothe sore muscles and improve mood. When rubbed onto an injured area, it can have a direct antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and anesthetic effect.

Purchasing Clary Sage
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How I use Clary Sage
I use it in my diffuser to relieve stress and to help me sleep.
I put 3 drops in my foot bath for a relaxing soak.
I mix it in sorbelene cream and massage it into my feet - somehow this really ensures a great sleep.
I add 10 drops to a spray bottle of water as a room diffuser for that refreshing musky smell.
Clary Sage benefits for chronic conditions

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