Part of the plant used : leaves and upper part of the flower.
Source : Hungary
Extraction method : steam distillation
Organic clary sage essential oil is extracted by steam distillation from the upper part of the flowers and leaves of Salvia sclarea. It is native to southern Europe and is cultivated for its oil in France and Russia. The main benefit of this oil is its soothing influence on the nerves. It is also said to help skin problems such as acne, boils and ulcers and to soothe sore muscles and joints.
Clary sage is useful for people suffering from depression, stress and insomnia. It has been used to help women's problems such as painful menstruation, irregular menstruation and during childbirth. During menopause, this oil is said to reduce hot flashes, night sweats, palpitations, irritability, as well as headaches and dizziness. It has been used as an aphrodisiac. It is also useful for digestion and the kidneys. Sage oil should be avoided when consuming alcohol, as it can increase intoxication. Use in small amounts as a large dose may cause headaches.
In the Middle Ages, clary sage was known as Oculus Christi, meaning "eye of Christ". Since then, it is a very popular oil. In Jamaica, it was used by locals to treat ulcers and for eye inflammation. It is an expensive, important and useful oil in aromatherapy and natural medicine for a long time.