Clary Sage Essential Oil And Herb

What is Clary Sage?

A flowering herb that is native to the Mediterranean Basin and parts of Europe such as: Hungary, France and Russia. The essential oil is extracted from the leaves and buds of the plant. Cleary Sage is also known as “clear eye” and “eye bright”, because of its traditional use as a treatment for eye health.

Cleary Sage is a herb in the genus salvia which encompasses all the sages, salvia sclarea is a short-lived herbaceous perennial or bennial. The plant also yields an essential oil called clary oil or muscatel sage, which is used for topical afflictions and in aromatherapy applications. The plant also had a history of use as a medicinal, flavoring agent and aromatic.

How to grow Clary Sage; What to do?

It is a biennial that begins as a rosette in the first year and in the second year it will grow a flower stalk. It is a short-lived plant that usually dies after the second year, in some climates it may persist weakly for one or two more seasons. The plant grows and thrives in full sun and well drained soils. Sage can be grown and planted from seeds, cuttings or layered. The most important step to grow Clary Sage is drainage. Pick or snip the clary leaves any time after the plants are 8 inches or taller. Pick the leaves in the morning for the best flavor. Cut flowering stems once the flowers are three-quarters open. Cut the stems off of the flowers near the base of the plant. The herb is deer resistant, so that it is ideal for the naturalized or meadow garden. The plant can spread by seed but volunteer seeding is usually minimal, it attracts honeybees and other pollinators to the garden. The herb requires a chilling period of at least three months to produce flowers, which is why it is not good in hot climates.

What not to do:

Wet sites can rot the plant or severely affect its growth. Clary sage does not do well in a herb or pottage garden or mixed in a border of perennials.

Description of Clary Sage

The plant can grow up to 4 feet tall and it produces purple-blue flower spikes from late spring until mid summer. The flowers are held in panicles which contain 4-6 blooms.

There are two common cultivators of Clary Sage. One called Turkestanica, it is 3 feet tall with longer flower bracts and a more pronounced blue color. The next one is called Vatican, it is a white flowering clary sage herb with the same cultivation as Clary Sage.

The herb has many uses and benefits such as:

  • The herb can be used as a skin balm.
  • The herb can be inhaled as a part of aromatherapy.
  • Stress reduction- Aromatherapy uses the power of scent to calm the mind and reduce anxiety. Your olfactory system directly affects the part of your brain that regulates emotion, which is why scent can trigger memories and feelings of both negative and positive. It also reduces deep tension.
  • Natural anti-depressant- Clary Sage has been tested on both animal and humans to determine its potential benefits as an anti-depressant.
  • Alleviation of menopause symptoms- Used for hot flashes, night sweats, irritability and palpitations.
  • Reducing menstrual cramps- Apply the oil to the needed area of your abdomen and rub for a soothing massage. The natural chemical compounds are among the most soothing and calming compounds.

Our Mantra Blends comes with six proprietary blends of harmony, steeped with tradition and significance. The essential oil blend using Clary Sage is our Sleep Blend.

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What is Melatonin?

What is melatonin?

Melatonin is a hormone found naturally in the body that regulates the sleep-wake cycle. It is also called “hormone of sleep” or “hormone of darkness”. It is primarily released by pineal gland which is a pea sized gland found just above the middle of your brain. Your body makes more melatonin at night, the levels start to go up in the evening once the sun sets and it drops in the morning when the sun goes up. Melatonin also plays a role in the body’s antioxidant defenses and helps regulate blood pressure, body temperature and cortisol levels, as well as sexual and immune function.

https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/resources/highschool/chemmatters/past-issues/archive-2014-2015/the-science-of-sleep.html

What does melatonin do? How does it work?

Its main job is to regulate night and day cycles or sleep-wake cycles. Darkness causes the body to produce more melatonin, which signals the body to prepare for sleep. Light decreases melatonin production and signals the body for being awake. It is thought that adding melatonin from supplements might help them sleep. If you take melatonin supplements it is best to take them during the evening. Experts do not recommend the use of melatonin on children and adolescents until further research has been made. Melatonin is transferred into breast milk, breast feeding mothers should keep it in mind, it might cause daytime sleepiness in the child.

Benefits/uses of melatonin

Melatonin is commonly used for insomnia and improving sleep in different conditions.

For example: Jet lag, adjusting sleep-wake cycle for people whose schedule changes, insomnia and anxiety.

Hempworx has two different melatonin products:

“Sleep” spray

CBD + melatonin” softgels.

Hempworx CBD + melatonin soft gels

Aid in regular sleep-wake cycle and supports a restful and peaceful sleep. The softgels are:

  • Vegetarian
  • Broad spectrum CBD
  • 750 mg per bottle
  • 25 mg per soft gel
  • THC free
  • $69.00 per bottle

Hempworx Sleep spray

Sleep spray contains melatonin and valerian root. It aids in a regular sleep-wake cycle and increases calmness. When you take sleep spray there is no groggy feeling when you wake up the next morning or day. It supports a restful and peaceful sleep.

Hempworx have 3 packages for sleep spray:

  1. A 1 pack costs $24.95
  2. A 3 pack costs $69.95
  3. A 8 pack costs $149.95

Directions to use: spray 3 squirts under your tongue and leave it for 30 seconds then swallow. Spraying it under your tongue allows the product to absorb more efficiently and go straight into your blood stream.

All Hempworx products have a 60 day money back guarantee if you are not pleased with the products.

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Ask a doctor if you take medications and want to start taking melatonin. Melatonin supplements have not been linked to any serious side effects, even at very high doses. However further research is needed for long-term safety.