In the wild,Clary Sage offers a periwinkle hue that’s both striking and inviting. Yet its benefits extend beyond simple aesthetics. A flowering herb native to the Mediterranean Basin, Clary Sage has historically been extracted from leaves and buds as a remedy for a number of symptoms. As a bonus, it offers a refreshing aroma that we think you’ll love too.
While your backyard might not be a flowing meadow of blooming Clary Sage, there’s no reason why you can’t readily enjoy the benefits of this ancient plant through its essential oil. Read on for a five-point rundown on how this herbal oil can improve aspects of your day-to-day life.
1. Cut Back On Stress
Finding your happy place doesn’t have to be an arduous journey. When Clary Sage is inhaled it can promote feelings of relaxation and a sense of wellbeing. Onestudy indicated that it also has the potential to reduce blood pressure.
2. Boost Your Mood
When we feel the need to release the pressure valve on our minds and bodies, Clary Sage can be a great place to start. A smallstudy of menopausal women found that inhaling Clary Sage has the potential to reduce the stress hormone cortisol, producing an antidepressant effect.
3. Keep Your Skin Clean And Clear
While Clary Sage can balance your internal self, your skin can benefit too. In a diluted form, this oilhas been shown to aid in the healing of serious dermatological infections caused by various strains of Staphylococcus bacteria. Though the research is limited, the results are promising.
4. Alleviation Menopausal Symptoms
Those in the midst of menopause can find some relief by turning to Clary Sage. In turn,research has suggested that applying diluted Clary Sage oil to the bottoms of your feet can reduce the frequency of symptoms like hot flashes.
5. Fight PMS And Cramps
PMS related discomforts are now a thing of the past, thanks to Clary Sage. In fact, one study showed that women who applied Clary Sage to their lower abdomen between menstrual cycles reported a reduction in cramps. Enjoy this and other benefits of Clary Sage in our Gal Pal and PMS Ease synergy blends.