Clary Sage – Salvia Sclarea - Herb

Blending Note:  Middle   

Main Benefits: Balancing, Relaxing, Soothing, Strengthening

Properties: Antidepressant, Anticonvulsive, Antispasmodic, Antibacterial, Antiseptic, Aphrodisiac,

Astringent, Skin Health, Carminative, Emmenagogue, Euphoric, Hypotensive, Nervine, Sedative,

Stomachic, Deodorant, Digestive, Uterine

Origin:  Northern Mediterranean

Other producers are:  North Africa, Central Asia

Allergy Warning:  Do not use when pregnant, do not use on babies, do not use with alcohol 

Short History of Clary Sage

The Romans called it sclarea, from claurus, or “clear,” because they used it as eyewash. The practice of German merchants of adding clary and elder flowers to Rhine wine to make it imitate a good Muscatel was so common that Germans still call the herb Muskateller Salbei and the English know it as Muscatel Sage. Clary sometimes replaced hops in beer to produce an enhanced state of intoxication and exhilaration, although this reportedly was often followed by a severe headache. It was considered a 12 th-century aphrodisiac.

About Clary Sage:

Clary sage oil is an essential oil derived from a steam distillation of the flowering plant. It's described as having a floral smell by some, but more herby by others, and is most often used to support the hormonal system (usually in women), but it can also be helpful for stress, mood swings, and soothing skin Because Clary Sage oil is an oil for dispelling confusion and illusion, it's often used on the brow and during meditation, contemplation, or creative work.

It can help us see possibilities that we struggle to find when we're lost in our own heads or thoughts and need to tap into something deeper, and can bring light to dark places we're struggling to move through. It helps us to open ourselves to intuition and inner wisdom to be guided by an understanding that is both deeper within and further beyond us. 

Medicinal uses:

Kills Bacteria and Fungi, Anti-Depressant, Relaxing, Revitalizing, High blood Pressure, Sore Throat, Painful or Irregular Period, Depression, Nervous Anxiety, Stress, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, PMS, Amenorrhea, Frigidity, Impotence, Asthma, Night Sweats Disorders, Loss of Appetite, Aches and Pains, Menstrual and Menopausal Problems, The Colon, Intestines, Urinary Tract, Excretory System, Wounds, boosts libido and feelings of sexual desire, Gums, Dental Problems, Skin Problems, Hysteria.

Other uses:

Droplets, Bath, Massage, Spray, Meditation