Earthy, musky, a summer meadow of secret scents, and yet light and sweet, clary sage, known as ‘the good one’ by farmers in Provence, brings memories of old hidden laughter behind hedges and in hay. It is the sage of good fortune that protects from worry and distress, a female helper that opens up closed, repressed energies and balances hormonal functioning. It is almost inebriating – and a stolen grace from the angels of creation.
Clary sage, with its oestrogen-like properties, is the number one oil against amenorrhea and for pre menopause. It also has good properties in cases of high blood pressure. Its floral esters convey powerful antispasmodic effects useful to treat asthma, whooping cough, colic and cramps. It is a good cell regenerator and toner for the skin, and works well against dandruff and hair loss. Its highly euphorizing, neuro-tonic-relaxing nature make it a choice oil against nervous fatigue and depression.
An effective aphrodisiac, clary sage wakes up dormant desires and unfulfilled dreams and may be a well chosen ‘aromatic’ answer to frigidity and impotence. A jester and a physician, a healer and a clown, clary sage adamantly pushes us to let loose and to give in to the gravitational force of earthly happiness, relaxing the ‘imp in the bottle’, making the human fate of ‘contraction into matter’ more acceptable. A liberator from grief and sorrow — heaven and earth in a drop.