Clary sage (Salvia sclarea) is a flowering herb that’s native to the Mediterranean Basin. The essential oil has a clean, refreshing scent that you can use as part of an aromatherapy treatment. Some studies have shown that Sage essential oil can aid in stress reduction, have antibacterial properties, natural antidepressant, alleviate menopause symptoms, reduce menstrual cramps as well as decrease age related mental decline.
Aromatherapy uses the power of scent to calm the mind and reduce feelings of anxiety. Your olfactory system directly affects the part of your brain that regulates emotion. That’s why what you smell can trigger memories and elicit feelings, both negative and positive.
When used in aromatherapy, clary sage oil can help alleviate stress by inducing a sense of well-being.
The use of any type of essential oil should be discussed with your doctor before you start using it. Let your doctor know of any other medications or herbal treatments you’re using. Clary sage oil may not be appropriate for use in people who have low blood pressure.