Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)- Aroma-trivia

Clary Sage has a long history of use in herbal medicine. It was extremely valued in the Middle Ages for its uncanny ability to heal all sorts of eye problems.  Also known as “Oculus Christi” or “the eyes of Christ”.  Clary is derived from the Latin word “clarus” (meaning clear).  Clary Sage was also used as a shield against the plague and prized by the Greeks for its ability to relax the nerves and improve the memory.  In Germany, it was known as “muscatel sage”.  Dishonest winemakers adulterated their muscatel wine with Clary Sage and Elderflowers as it produced a heightened state of intoxication.  In England, during the 16th century, Clary Sage was also substituted for hops in the production of beer.

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About Aromatherapy Contessa

I love creating aromatic blends with essential oils whether for my Arlys Naturals product lines, for fun, or for customer special orders. I'm just drawn into the veil of mystery that nature has provided through these living plants, not just in their aromatic properties, but also their natural healing properties.
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