CLARY SAGE OIL

Uses:

This oil helps in digestion problems. This oil relieves menstrual issues.

Countries where it’s found:

It is a native plant originally from the Mediterranean region and is cultivated extensively in these countries as well as in European countries.

Harvesting Information :

The leaves of the Sage plant have to be plucked as per requirement very carefully. After the plants have bloomed, the flower stems can be cut to encourage growth of new leaves. Care is taken to harvest the leaves in early winter so that the plants can harden during the harsh winter. The plucked leaves are then stored in plastic bags and then refrigerated. By freezing the leaves, they tend to retain the maximum flavour. One can also freeze the entire branch and then strip the leaves from the stem as per need. It is possible to finely chop the leaves and mix the same with olive oil or butter to hold them together and then proceed to refrigerate the mixture. It is advisable to dry the sage leaves on a flat screen in a dry spot away from the glare of the sun. To ensure its freshness, the sage leaves are stored in airtight jars.

History of the Plant:

The sage plants have been used in the Mediterranean and European countries since the Middle Ages. It was used as a healing plant and was revered by the Romans as a sacred herb. The Romans used it for a variety of illness and also to ward off various diseases. Due to its medicinal qualities, it was traded frequently by the Dutch and Chinese traders.

Extraction Process:

Sage oil is extracted from either fresh or dried leaves or stems. It is a volatile oil and is extracted through steam distillation of the leaves. The oil remains floating over the water after steaming and cooling and then it is carefully removed and stored in an airtight jar.

Commonly known Benefits:

This oil due to its high thujone content, it can cause convulsions. Hence, it is necessary to have adequate precaution while using the oil. It is effective for stimulating digestion, helps in relieving menstrual problems, rheumatism and depression and is effective in treating urinary tract infections as well as infections of the liver and kidney. Also useful in treating sores, ulcers, stiff muscles, trembling and palsy.

Antiseptic: Sage plants have anti-septic properties which stop bleeding of wounds and clean sores and ulcers. It is also effective for sore throats and cough.

Digestive: It is well known for its help in digestion problems and acts as a stimulant tonic for the stomach.

Anti rheumatic: If given in small repeated doses, it can alleviate muscle stiffness and pain in the legs and joints.

Cerebral power: Consumption of sage helps in improving brain function and memory and is effective in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

Additional benefits: It is a good source of anti-oxidant vitamins and vitamin C and also sought for its use in food due to its aromatic flavour

Employments:

This oil helps in assimilation issues. This oil calms menstrual issues.

Nations where it’s found:

It is a local plant initially from the Mediterranean district and is developed widely in these nations and also in European nations.

Gathering Information :

The leaves of the Sage plant must be culled according to prerequisite precisely. After the plants have sprouted, the blossom stems can be sliced to empower development of new clears out. Care is taken to gather the leaves in late-fall with the goal that the plants can solidify amid the brutal winter. The culled leaves are then put away in plastic sacks and afterward refrigerated. By solidifying the leaves, they have a tendency to hold the most extreme flavor. One can likewise solidify the whole branch and after that strip the leaves from the stem according to require. It is conceivable to finely hack the leaves and blend the equivalent with olive oil or margarine to hold them together and after that continue to refrigerate the blend. It is fitting to dry the wise leaves on a level screen in a dry spot far from the glare of the sun. To guaantee its freshness, the wise leaves are put away in water/air proof containers.

Ordinarily known Benefits:

This oil because of its high thujone content, it can cause spasms. Henceforth, it is important to have satisfactory precautionary measure while utilizing the oil. It is powerful to animate processing, helps in diminishing menstrual issues, ailment and sorrow and is successful in regarding urinary tract contaminations and diseases of the liver and kidney. Likewise helpful in treating bruises, ulcers, solid muscles, trembling and paralysis.

Germ-free: Sage plants have hostile to septic properties which quit seeping of wounds and clean injuries and ulcers. It is additionally powerful for sore throats and hack.

Stomach related: It is notable for its assistance in processing issues and goes about as a stimulant tonic for the stomach.

Hostile to rheumatic: If given in little rehashed portions, it can ease muscle solidness and torment in the legs and joints.

Cerebral power: Consumption of sage aides in enhancing cerebrum capacity and memory and is successful in the treatment of Alzheimer’s sickness.

Extra advantages: It is a decent wellspring of hostile to oxidant nutrients and nutrient C and furthermore looked for its utilization in sustenance because of its fragrant flavor

Clary Sage Essential Oil

Botanical Name        : Salvia sclarea

Common Name                        : Clary sage essential oil, Clary oil

CAS #                           :  8016-63-5, F.E.M.A. : 2321

Plant Parts Used       : Flowering tops

Extraction Method   : Steam Distillation

Color & Odor             : Colorless to brown yellow clear liquid with fresh weedy, spicy like herbal tea odor.

Description :

Clary Sage 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.

Constituents & Specifications :

Clary sage oil has various chemical compounds that include Linalol, Sclareol, Myrcene, Phellandrene and Pinene.

Specific Gravity  : 0.88900 to 0.92300 @ 25.00 °C

Refractive Index : 1.45800 to 1.47300 @ 20.00 °C

Properties :

Anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsive, antidepressant, antichloristic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, cicatrizing, deodorant, digestive, emmenagogue, euphoric, hypotensive, nervine, sedative, stomachic, tonic, uterine.

Benefits & Uses :

  • Clary sage essential oil is used widely in perfumes and as a muscatel flavoring for vermouths, wines, and liqueurs. It is also used in aromatherapy for relieving anxiety and fear, menstrual-related problems such as PMS and cramping, and helping with insomnia