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Clary Sage

Clary Sage, also known as Salvia scarea and Muscatel sage, is native to southern Europe and the Middle East.

Clary Sage means "clear eye" and was given it's name from an eye wash made from its mucilaginous seeds. Clary sage's primary action is on the female reproductive system. It mimics estrogen and regulates scanty periods and menopausal symptoms. Clary Sage is also 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 and calming herb.

Clary Sage's oil is used in perfumes and flavoring food. The dried flowers are extremely aromatic and excellent for sachets and potpourris. Clary wine was used in the 16th century as an aphrodisiac.

The young tops of Clary Sage can be used in soups and as pot herbs. It gives a new lift to omelets and makes an excellent jelly. Clary Sage leaves can be chopped and added to salads. The flowers have an aromatic flavor and make a lovely contrast in salads. All sage flowers are edible after removing all greenery and stems.

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Additional Details
  • Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee)
  • Genus:Salvia (SAL-vee-uh)
  • Species: sclarea (SKLAR-ee-uh)
  • AKA: Muscatel Sage, Salvia sclarea, clarry, orvale, toute-bonne, clear eye
  • Category: Biennials
  • Height: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
  • Spacing: 12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
  • Germination Time: 7 to 14 days
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Bloom Color:Pink, Purple, White/Near White
  • Foliage: Deciduous
  • Soil Requirements: 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline), 7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)
  • Propagation Methods: From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall. From seed; sow indoors before last frost
  • Other Details: May be a noxious weed or invasive, Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater.


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