Botanical name: Salvia Sclarea
Botanical family: Labiatae
Part of plant used: Ariel parts
Origin: Found in Europe – France, Germany (added to grapes to make Muscat wine). Can survive a long time without water.
Description: Herbal, nutty fragrance.
History: Introduced to England in 1562, sometimes substituted for hops in brewing beer. In the middle ages it was referred to as Oculus christi (eye of Christ).
Properties and Indications:
- Dysmenorrhoea – chronic and extreme pain
- Can be helpful for people trying to come off drugs or alcohol
- Soothes digestive problems
- Tonic to the kidneys
- Useful for convalescence
- Migraines and headaches – calms tension
- Women who are angry
- Depression and nervousness, particularly in young women
- Good for helping people let go when they are very worried but about nothing in particular
- Pay careful attention to driving after using Clary Sage as the reflexes may be slower
- Best not to consume alcohol after using this oil, it will go straight to your head
- Basil, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavandin, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vetivert, Yarrow
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