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CLARY SAGE

 

Clary sage is extracted by steam distillation from the buds and leaves of the clary sage plant whose scientific name is Salvia sclarea. It is an herb believed to be a native of Europe, which has been highly praised as a medicinal plant throughout history, particularly owing to its numerous benefits that improve vision health. It is a close relative of common garden sage but has a slightly different makeup. Furthermore, you may be familiar with it as “muscatel oil”, a common name given to clary sage essential oil due to its traditional use of flavoring muscatel wine.

The chief components of the clary sage essential oil are sclareol, alpha-terpineol, geraniol, linalyl acetate, linalool, caryophyllene, neryl acetate, and germacrene-D. As the name suggests, clary sage oil was and still is primarily used as a cleanser for the eyes. It is supposed to brighten eyes, improve vision, and protect its loss due to premature or normal aging.

 

Stress reduction

Aromatherapy uses the power of scent to calm the mind and reduce feelings of ANXIETY.Your olfactory system directly affects the part of your brain that regulates emotion. That’s why what you smell can trigger memories and elicit feelings, both negative and positive.

When used in aromatherapy, clary sage oil can help alleviate stress by inducing a sense of well-being. One small study done on women undergoing a stressful medical test indicated that when inhaled, clary sage essential oil elicited feelings of relaxation and helped to reduce blood pressure.

2. Antibacterial properties

Clary sage oil in diluted form may have a positive impact upon some strains of bacteria. Researchers think it could be an effective treatment alone or in addition to traditional treatments for wound care.

In one laboratory  study, clary sage oil helped heal severe dermatological infections caused by several strains of Staphylococcus bacteria. The lab study used swabs from the bacterial infections of 61 people. Each had a difficult-to-treat wound that wasn’t responding well to antibiotics. The wounds were caused by burns,diabetes or surgical procedures. Diluted clary sage oil was found to be effective against several bacterial strains.

3. Natural antidepressant

Clary sage has been tested on both animals and humans to determine its potential benefits as an antidepressant. One study done on rats indicated that clary sage oil could be beneficial for depression by acting as an anti-stressor.

Another small study with menopausal women indicated that inhaled clary sage oil reduced cortisol, the stress hormone, and produced an antidepressant-like effect.

4. Alleviation of menopause symptoms

One component of clary sage oil is sclareol, which mimics the effects of estrogen in the body. For this reason, clary sage may be effective at reducing some of the symptoms of menopause. Some research suggests that diluted clary sage oil applied to the bottoms of the feet can reduce hot flashes.

5. Reducing menstrual cramps

A small study examined 48 women who experienced painful menstruation and cramps. Some of the women were given a cream containing clary sage oil and other essential oils to apply onto their lower abdomens daily, between menstrual cycles. The women who used the cream had a significant reduction in menstrual cramps than the control group.

DR.SHIREESHA MADDALI

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NATURAL SOLUTION FOR YOUR ACNE

Are you dealing with acne issue?  Yes then this is what you should need to know now…….

Many millions of people suffer from ACNE. Acne can cause painful and unsightly breakouts on face, chest, back and even arms. When it’s untreated, acne can lead to diminished self-esteem and scarring.

Recent studies show that the prevalence of adult female acne has increased. For treating this issue we often use the pathway of chemicals which in-turn  can cause adverse health issues.

The main cause of acne includes clogged pores ,bacteria, excess oil production and dead skin. Other factors are stress, hormonal condition, certain medications(corticosteroids, androgens, birth control pills and lithium),can also worsen acne.

One major study found that TEA TREE OIL was almost six times more effective than the placebo in treating mild to moderate acne. Essential oils for acne have ability to alleviate feelings of stress and anxiety, fight insomnia and sleep deprivation, and balance hormonal level.

HERE IS THE LIST OF ESSENTIAL OILS

1.TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL-Anti microbial and antifungal in nature. To use it, add 2-3 drops to a spray bottle with one cup of water and use it as a toner for tightening your pores, Or you can even add 10 drops in your face wash gel for proper cleaning of your face.

2.LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL:-Antimicrobial and antioxidant in nature, this oil soothes and nourishes the skin-treating acne,healing dry skin and reducing appearance of dark spot. To use lavender oil to alleviate feeling of stress that can trigger the production of sebum, diffuse 5 drops at home diffuser or apply topically to the wrist, back of neck or temples(diffuser and essential oils are easily  available in e-commerce sites like amazon ,flipkart  etc.)

3.CLARY SAGE -It contains a special chemical called linalyl acetate which works to reduce inflammation and prevent acne  scarring. For making a DIY HOMEMADE SKIN OIL you can add 10 drops of clary sage in olive oil/jojoba oil and massage your face .

4.PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL:-This oil exhibits three key properties in the topical treatment of acne. It is cooling to the skin, inhibits bacterial growth and reduces testosterone 5 alpha reductase production.

Aromatherapy is natural and non invasive gift of nature for humans. Its not only the disease symptoms which are eradicated but the whole body is rejuvenated. Essential oils can be a useful non medicinal option or can be combined with conventional care.

Beautiful makeup starts with beautiful skin

Dr.Shireesha Maddali AROMATHERAPIST