The name is derived from the Latin `Claris` that means clear or from the Greek. Skeria means `hardness`, referring to the hard parts of the flower petals. It was known in the Middle Ages as `Oculus Christi` - the `Eye of Christ` and was a highly esteemed medicine. Clary sage is the blissful female companion. It works wonders on woman`s psyche and physical problems like monthly cycles. In addition to its relaxing and cramp-relieving properties, it is known to be euphoric, and at one time was added to German beer and wine. It has many of the beneficial effects of sage without having sage`s toxicity. It is a special friend for the woman going through menopause and can not only be used internally, but it is especially effective at feeding estrogen directly into the skin.
Origin of Clary Sage
It is a native to southern Europe and is a stout biennial herb that grows up to 1 meter (3 feet) tall with large, hairy leaves and small blue/ white flowers growing directly off the long, thin stem. It is cultivated for oil production in France and Russia.
Properties of Clary Sage oil
Clary Sage has a warming or neutral energy that directly acts on skin, nerves and reproductive tissues. It acts as strong stimulant, nervine, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, antiseptic and deodorizing.
Most common Uses
· Clary sage has a rejuvenating effect on the endocrine system. It balances the pituitary gland.
· It can be used in case of Cramps, weak digestion, bronchitis, asthma, PMS, childbirth tensions, frigidity, impotence and swollen tissues.
Mixes well with: geranium, lavender, yarrow, bergamot, labdanum, olibanum, cinnamon, rosewood, coriander, cardamom, citrus oils and cedarwood.
Warning: do not combine with alcohol, or take orally with any medication containing iron.