Clary Sage Plants - Organic

Clary Sage Plants - Organic
Feminine health and hormones, menopause, insomnia, skin health, eyes, wounds, muscle spasms, digestion.
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Clary Sage is a biennial herb with beautiful lilac flowers.

Nowadays it is most commonly used to support feminine health and hormones, however it has a long history of traditional use as an eye healer and as a remedy to other vision related conditions - a decoction of the seed is mucilaginous and was traditionally used for an eye wash.

  • For culinary purposes you can use the fresh and dried leaves in the same ways as garden sage. 
  • It is a great addition to breads and stuffing. 
  • The flowers are edible and can be used as garnish. 
  • A strong fragrance resembling a balsom makes it a great addition to sachets or potpourris. 
  • It was considered a 12th century aphrodisiac!
  • Clary Sage is an astringent, so the steeped leaves can be gargled, douched and poured over skin wounds.
  • An infusion of the leaves dried or fresh makes a stimulating bath additive. 
  • Taken internally it is combined with other herbs for kidney problems (not in pregnancy).
  • The Clary Sage seeds form a thick mucilage when soaked for a few minutes and placed in the eye, helps to removed, small irritating particles.
  • A tea of the leaves is also used as an eyewash.
  • Clary Sage can be used to reduce muscle spasms.
  • It is used today mainly to treat digestive problems such as gas and indigestion.
  • It is also regarded as a tonic, calming herb that helps relieve premenstrual problems.
  • Because of its estrogen-stimulating action, Clary Sage is most effective when levels of this hormone are low. The plant can therefore be a valuable remedy for complaints associated with menopause, particularly hot flashes.
The professionally extracted essential oil of Clary Sage is used in many medicinal situations, especially those to balance hormones, improve circulation and respiration, as well as relieve the effects of grief.

According to Susun Weed, "this is the essential oil chosen for treating nervousness, weakness, fear, paranoia, and depression. Clary feeds the soul and helps one get through rough times. It is recommended when pressures and stress come from outside."

Wonderful for people in mid-life crisis, Clary also encourages vivid dreams or at least enhances dream recall.

Clary Sage plant grows and establishes quickly in full sun and well drained soils, it definitely does not like soggy soil. It is a stunning herb in the garden!

Organically grown in a recycled or compostable pot.

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