Clary Sage gets its name from the Latin word “clarus,” which means “clear,” and is also known as “Clear Eye.”
Clary Sage oil is used to balance hormones and mood swings as well as reduce symptoms of depression. It’s shown to lower cortisol levels (the stress hormone) and improve the mood through increasing dopamine and serotonin levels. Its chemical composition, “esthers,” have a balancing and soothing action on the sympathetic nervous system. Esthers are uplifting, pain-relieving, and antispasmodic.
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