Also known as “Clary Sage” is an essential oil known as Salvia Sclarea oil. This oil is basically extracted from a biennial plant belonging to a genus called “Salvia” within the plant kingdom. Furthermore, this oil is distilled and is used commonly in the manufacturing of perfumes. In addition, this oil is basically extracted using the “steam distillation” process. It is also used in aromatherapy and as a flavouring agent in the manufacturing of wines and liqueurs.
A. Chemical constituents of the Slavia Sclarea:
This oil is extracted from a biennial plant belonging to a species known as “Salvia Sclarea” in the plant kingdom. In addition, this oil also comprises of organic compounds such as Sclareol, Alpha Terpineol, Geraniol, Linalyl Acetate, Linalool, Caryophyllene, Neryl Acetate and Germacrene-D.
B. The uses and benefits of the Slavia Sclarea Oil:
There are a number of benefits to using this essential oil. However, one should also consider the adverse reactions or side effects reported from its use:
This oil when used exhibits properties that induces sleep and calms the mind thereby serving as a sedative.
This oil when used also helps resolving serious mental issues such as depression, and thereby serving as an antidepressant.
“Anxiousness” is what this oil is capable of relieving and thereby serves as an “anti-anxiety” agent.
This oil also possesses properties that help “reliving pain”, and thereby serving as an analgesic.
“Inhibiting muscle spasms” is also one of the functions this oil is capable of performing, thereby serving as an antispasmodic.
C. The adverse effects of the Slavia Sclarea Oil:
Along with the benefits there are also a few adverse effects that may appear on using this oil. They are as follows:
- The use of this oil may lead to skin irritation especially in those individuals who have sensitive skin.
- Like several other oils, this one too is harmful on pregnancy, and hence pregnant women must avoid using it.