Salvia sclarea (Organic)
The plant material is distilled either dried, when it is known as traditional clary sage, or fresh when it is known as green crushed clary sage. The whole plant has glandular hairs containing essential oil. Native to southern and central Europe and to western Asia, clary sage was known to many ancient cultures. Indian sages said it gave illumination, while the Romans attributed to it the ability to confer good health. In Germany, it was used along with elderflowers as an additive to cheap wine to make it taste like muscatel.
Type of plant
Biennial herb growing to 3 feet high with hairy stems, large, fragrant, velvety leaves, and lilac-pink flower spikes.
analgesic, anti-nocieptive, anti-inflammatory, antisudorific, calmative, emmenagogue, nervine, restorative, soporific, spasmolytic, tonic, antibacterial, antidepressant.
musculoskeletal (pain, inflammation, tension), female reproductive (dysmenorrhea), skin (acne), psyche (low mood, pessimism, depression).
Avoid during pregnancy and while breast-feeding.