Clary Sage is a short biennial or perennial herb that grows up to 1 meter in height (approximately 3 feet). It has large, hairy leaves with small bluish-purple flowers.
Clary Sage Essential Oil is viewed by aromatherapists as an antidepressant, antispasmodic, deodorant, emmenagogue, nervine, sedative, and uterine tonic. Clary sage is a good addition to a bath for many reasons. The antispasmodic actions may help with headaches and migraines. This action along with the emmenagogue property supports the reproductive system and may relieve painful menstruation and the nervine and sedative actions will help you relax after a busy day.
In an aromatherapy diffuser, clary sage oil can be used for nervous tension, stress, depression, anxiety, insomnia and menopause. It is particularly effective to help ease depression and create a more positive outlook on life and can also help to boost the creative side and intuition. It alleviates the symptoms of painful menstruation and is a sedative, promoting relaxation.