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The Power of Clary Sage

Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) History: The Romans called it sclarea, from claurus, or “clear,” because they used it as an 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 12th century aphrodisiac.-Susun Weed In Jamaica, it was used among the local people for cleaning and cooling ulcers and for inflammation of the eyes.- http://www.essentialoils.co.za/essential-oils/clary-sage.htm Clary sage Salvia sclarea essential...

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Essential Oil Profile: Clary Sage

Clary Sage Latin Name: Salvia sclarea Family: Lamiaceae(Labiatae) Plant Part: Flower/buds,sometimes leaves Method: Distillation Note/Element: Note:Top/ Middle. Element: Wood. Functional Groups: Alcohol, Ester Type: Euphoric Ayurvedic Dosha (Balances): Vata, Pita, Kapha Scent: Hay-like, herbaceous,tea-like,bitter-sweet floral, musky For Skin Type: Oily, Mature Cautions: Not during pregnancy, not w/alcohol use. Avoid w/estrogen dependent conditions such as endometriosis, cysts, and cancers. Physical Uses: Menstrual cramps, menopause, amenorrhea(an abnormal absence of menstruation), labor, indigestion, sore muscles, dandruff, digestion, lower blood pressure, headache relief Mental/Emotional Uses: PMS, depression, stress, tension, postpartum depression, inspiration Other Uses: Aphrodisiac, alcohol addiction Blends Well With: Flowers, peel- Bay, bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, cedarwood, chamomile, coriander, cypress, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon balm, lime, mandarin, patchouli, petitgrain, pine,...

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