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Clary Sage — Who would have thought?06.26.18- Meredith Liggio
I recently started an online course that I purchased through Groupon. The title of the course is Natural Holistic Essential Oil Certification. As I began my reading, I soon came across Clary Sage Essential Oil. According to the material presented, Clary Sage helps you banish unwanted thoughts. Well, I have this oil! When it arrived from Young Living, I did not like the way it smelled or remember why I had purchased it, so it sat on the shelf. Now I knew how I could use it as I have tremendous trouble focusing on the sermon at church, and I could not wait to try it out!
The following Sunday, I put Clary Sage Essential Oil on both of my big toes. Why the big toe you may ask? According to the handy reference guide on my phone, essential oil put on the big toe will travel directly to the brain, pineal gland, and pituitary gland.
During the sermon at church, I felt as if someone was keeping my head facing straight ahead. I kid you not, each time my mind drifted to another topic, I was able to banish these unwanted thoughts and direct myself right back to the sermon. Now you may not believe it but just as my friend, Patty Stamps Stennett, uses at the end of journal entries, “That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it!”
I knew there must be other uses for Clary Sage and got started with a little research. According to the articles I have read, the list of other uses are many and can be attributed to its properties as an anticonvulsive, antifungal, antiseptic, atispasmodic, astringent, nerve tonic, sedative, soothing, tonic, and warming.
During the Middle Ages, Clary Sage was nicknamed “clear eyes,” as it was used to clear eye problems. It was also widely used for female problems, inflammation, kidney/digestive/skin disorders, inflammation, wounds, and sore throats.
Common primary uses today, according to the link above, are Autism, cholesterol, menstrual cramps, epilepsy, hair loss, hemorrhoids, hot flashes, PMS, and seizures.
If you prefer to orally consume your oils, dilute one drop of oil in a teaspoon of honey or in a 4-oz beverage of your choice.
When using Clary Sage Essential Oil in the diffuser, it is said to be calming and bring about a dream state and feeling of euphoria. This oil blends with some of my favorite oils: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Cypress, Citrus Oils, Geranium, Juniper, and Sandalwood. I think I will try it with Bergamot first. Check out the comments to see what I thought about this combination.