Clary Sage Aromatherapy Oil

Botanical Name: Salvia sclarea

Family: Labiatae

Location: Clary Sage grows in the dry soil around the Mediterranean region. Widely cultivated in Russia.

Extraction: Steam distillation of the leaves.

Colour & Odour: The aromatherapy oil is pale yellow in colour with a sweet, slightly floral, nutty and musty scent.

Description: A hardy herb growing to 60cm tall with green, broad, wrinkled leaves and long flowered stalks bearing small blue flowers enclosed by pointed bracts which are green and streaked with purple.

Background: Clary Sage was highly esteemed in Europe during the Middle Ages. It was introduced to Britain in 1562. In Germany it is used for making muscatel Wine and also as a substitute for hops in making beer. The muscilage from clary sage seeds has been used to clear the eyes of foreign particles. In Jamaica, clary sage decoction is boiled in coconut to make a remedy for scorpion stings, and the leaves of clary sage and vervain are used in warm aromatic baths.

Properties: Tonic, sedative, hypotensive, anti-covulsant and euphoric.


Emotional: The forceful, profoundly heady and euphoric quality of clary sage is seductive and warm, calming paranoia and stimulating drive. Clary sage encourages vivid dreams and dream recall.

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