Clary Sage Essential Oil Profile

Essential Oil Profile

Clary Sage

Salvia sclerea

Countries of Origin

Bulgaria, China, India, France, United States

Plant Family

Lamiaceae

Main Chemical Components

Esters, Monoterpenols

Below are the top 4 components for the French Clary Sage (1)

Linalyl acetate 49.0-73.6%

Linalool 9.0-16.0%

Germacrene D 1.6-2.0%

Beta- Caryophyllene 1.4-1.6%

Extraction Method and Plant Part

Steam distilled from the flower buds and leaves.

About the Oil

                Color- Light yellow

                Aroma- earthy, herbaceous, slight fruity note

About the Plant

”The large leaves grow off a central stalk that bends with the weight of the flowers. It grows to a height of 3 feet with a width of 1 foot. The flowers are lilac or pale blue, pink or white, in whorls on top of the stems, with the upper lip curled up. The leaves are broad oval or heart-shaped, in pairs, 6-9 inches long, covered with fine silver-white hairs, almost stalkless. It blooms from June to July. The Romans called it sclarea, from claurus, or “clear,” because they used it as an eyewash. The practice of German merchants of adding clary and elder flowers to Rhine wine to make it imitate a good Muscatel was so common that Germans still call the herb Muskateller Salbei and the English know it as Muscatel Sage. Clary sometimes replaced hops in beer to produce an enhanced state of intoxication and exhilaration, although this reportedly was often followed by a severe headache. It was considered a 12th -century aphrodisiac.” (2)

 Therapeutic Properties

Analgesic, Anti-anxiety, Anti-convulsant, Anti-Inflammatory, Antidepressant, Aphrodisiac, Astringent, Calming, Carminative, Cephalic, CNS sedative, Digestive tonic, Emmenagogue, Estrogenic, Hormone balancer, Hypotensive, Sedative

 Energetic Properties

Reduces anxiety
Calms the mind
Emotionally uplifting

Expected Shelf Life

5 years

References

1) Tisserand and Young Essential Oil Safety 2nd Edition

2) http://www.susunweed.com/Article_ClarySage.htm

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