Clary sage

Scientific Name: 
Salvia sclarea
Family Name: 
Lamiaceae
Place of Origin: 
Central Asia and the Mediterranean
Plant Description: 
The flowers are lilac or pink or white and the stems are pink. The leaves are petiolate.
Plant Height: 
100cm
Plant Width: 
50cms
Plant Use: 
Medicinal
Oil
Perfume
Harvest Period: 
Early to mid summer
Of Interest: 
Clary sage has a reputation for creating a sense of euphoria, and in the past was used in beer and wine to heighten the effects of the alcohol. Clary sage oil's contains sclareol which has an estrogen-like structure, because of this it is said to help return balance to the female reproductive system. It is recommended for women who are experiencing hot flashes, pain and tension associated with menopause, menstrual problems and PMS. The essential oil is used to treat depressive states and is used as a sedative in nervous, anxious states of mind.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Herb
Climate: 
Arid
Deciduous or Evergreen: 
Evergreen

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