Clary (Salvia sclarea)

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP – Living in Natures Love Lifestyles

Edible, Medicinal, Dye

Clary is a Herb grown for its oil


Also known as: Clary Sage, Clear Eye, Eyebright, Clarywort

Enhances the connection between conscious & unconscious mind, & encourages release of stagnant emptions

  • Symbolizes:  Lifting one’s spirit
  • Associated with:  Power of the Moon &  Mercury, Cancer, Pisces & Capricorn
  • Element:  Water
  • Chakras:  Sacral & 3rd Eye
  • Energetic Properties:  Warming, euphoric, dreamy
  • Uses:  Culinary, Dream Work, Dye, Eye Wash, Flavouring, Incense, Love Spells Medicinal, Meditation, Skin Products, Spellwork, Sweetener, Tonic
  • Parts used:  Flowers, Stems, Leaves & Roots
  • Preparation: Alcohol Distilling, Flower Essence, Essential Oil, Fragrance, Incense, Lotions, Mouthwash, Ointments, Oils, Perfume, Potpourri, Soap-making, Shampoo, Tobacco, Tea, Tinctures, Toothpaste, , Infused Water

Dark Brown Dye Plant

This Clary plant pictured is in its second year of growth in #yyj garden.  A biennial started from seed in 2020, has a  flower stalk that has grown to 6 feet or more.  After exploring the two year cycle and benefits of this flowering plant a decision to include it permanently in the garden has been made and it will be put beside another 6 foot tall biennial, the Mullein plant.

The Clary plant has a hint of fur on it’s leaves similar to Mullein, however it flowers are lavender and white with a deep fragrance, while Mulleins flowers are bright yellow with a light sweet smell.  The shape of the leaves and stalks are not alike at all.  Clary stalks are square and narrow with bud bursts along the stalk.  Mullein has a large thick stalk with flowers buds overcrowding the space.  Side by stid they will make attractive companions in the garden.

Not only attractive both Clary and Mullein add benefits to one’s lifestyle through their available uses and qualities.

Health & Wellness uses of Clary,  

  • Antibacterial Properties
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Antidepressant
  • Antispasmodic
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Appetite Stimulant
  • A​stringent properties
  • Eyewash
  • Menopause
  • PMS
  • Stress Reduction

Meditation, Chakras, Dreaming, Emotional & Visionary States

  • Enhances state of consciousness
  • Enhances dream & visionary states
  • Aids in opening the Third Eye
  • Improves mediumship​, clairvoyance​, confidence
  • Induces trance states
  • Promotes emotional understanding

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Traditional uses and properties of herbs are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.  Do not use if you are pregnant!

Copyright 2014 – 2021  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000