Women after the 40th year experience changes in several aspects, psychological, physical, and emotional. Aging normally causes hot flashes, increases stress, and reduces memory.
Women around the world used clary sage in order to relieve the unpleasant symptoms of menopause, so that’s why we decided to reveal some benefits of clary sage oil and ways to use it.
According to a study from 2015, the use of this essential oil fight skin infections and treats wounds, because it has antimicrobial and antiseptic properties. But, you should be very careful and you shouldn’t use it on open wounds, and shouldn’t use more than 5 drops.
Clary sage contains dietary estrogens from plants which support uterus health and regulate the estrogen levels.
Aging is related to increased risk of cancer, so the health of the uterus should be at highest levels to reduce the risk of ovarian and uterine cancer. High estrogen levels can cause many health issues like polycystic ovaries, infertility, and estrogen-based cancers.
According to a study from 2004, this oil is a natural remedy for depression, because it reduces the cortisol levels. In you want to improve your mood or of you need to balance your hormones, you should inhale the clary sage from the bottle.
Clary sage carries more oxygen to body organs and muscles, so it speeds up the metabolism. Additionally, it relaxes the arteries and the brain and lowers blood pressure.
You can prepare a homemade clary sage mist very easy. Just mix 12 drops of mandarin, 6 drops of rose geranium, 3 drops of cinnamon, and 6 drops of clary sage. Then, pour the mixture into a clean spray bottle, add some water, and spray your body.
Helps Digestion and regulates Cholesterol
Clary sage is good against abdominal discomfort, bloating, cramps, because it speeds up metabolism, and stimulates the secretion of gastric and bile juice.
Clary sage helps the absorption of minerals, treats constipation and ulcers, lowers cholesterol, and supports healthy bowel movements.
Take a warm compress and add 5 drops of it. Apply it on the abdomen, and massage your stomach gently.
Busy life leads to an increased stress levels in the forties. However, this essential oil improves mental fortitude and confidence and prevents fear and anxiety. Just mix 6 drops of it and 2 drops of orange oil.
Clary sage has potent sedative, stress-reducing, and hormone-balancing qualities, so it successfully improves the sleep quality and treats insomnia.
You can prepare your own clary sage balm if you mix ½ cup of coconut oil with 10 drops of clary sage, ½ cup of olive oil, 10 drops of lavender oil and ½ cup of beeswax in a double boiler. Next, stir well and after 10 minutes, pour it into a container.
Improves Skin health
Clary sage soothes dry skin, rashes, and inflammation prevents acne and regulates the production of oil in the skin. You can use this oil if you want to prevent wrinkles and hydrate the skin. You can also combine it with jojoba or coconut oil in equal amounts.
Soothes Menstrual Pain
Clary sage successfully soothes PMS symptoms, reduces food cravings, treats cramps, treats bloating, and prevents mood swings.
This oil has an antispasmodic property and is powerful enough to reduce the frequency of contractions and spasms in the uterus. It also relieves stomachaches and headaches and calms the nerve impulses.
According to some studies, clary sage treats fear and anxiety and soothes physical pain during childbirth.
If you have menstrual pain, add 4 drops of clary sage in jojoba or coconut oil and apply it on the affected area.