Clary Sage Materia Medica


Clary sage is often referred to as a gentler form of its relative sage (Salvia officinalis). While it has much less potential toxicity (sage oil is composed of as much as 50% of thujone, a potentially toxic ketone) and is safer to use in larger quantities, it’s soul nature is far different than sage’s and thus, in Spiritual PhytoEssencing, clary sage oil is not considered a potential substitute for sage oil.

Among modern herbalists, clary sage has fallen into relative disuse. However, in earlier times, clary sage was used to treat a wide range of disorders including: headache; visual problems; eye irritation or inflammation; foreign particles lodged in the eye (to remove them); disordered states of digestion; colic; gastrointestinal spasms; kidney weakness; amenorrhea; retention of the afterbirth; leucorrhea; tumors; ulcers; swellings; boils; splinters and thorns (to help draw them out); scorpion stings.

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15 pages excerpted from Berkowsky’s Synthesis Materia Medica/Spiritualis of Essential Oils.

Miasm: Malarial
Sefirah: Chokma
Constitutional Type: Neurasthenia
Spiritual PhytoEssencing Core Perspectives: plant characteristics and historical perspectives; herbal medicine and aromatherapy; diamond gemstone; homeopathic remedy Adamas; spirit body; soul level of Chayah; klippot of confusion and illusion; neurasthenia; Malarial miasm; Chokma.

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