Clary Sage (Salvia Sclarea)
Amber, herbaceous, camphorated, floral, musky
Clary sage is native to Southern Europe and grows in many countries: France, Central Europe, Russia, the United States and China.
Clary sage essence is obtained through steam distillation. A concrete and an absolute are obtained through extraction with a solvent. The concrete contains a high percentage of sclareol, a raw material at the origin of ambrox production.
Absolute and essence are both used in the composition of chypres, fougeres and oriental fragrances and as fixatives in the making of muscatel wines.
A medicinal plant and spice, it has existed since prehistoric times. Named from the Latin "salvus" (healthy), it preserves health and prolongs life. The 17th-century Chinese used to barter one crate of sage leaves for three of China tea. It is believed that sage blossoms in the garden only when the woman rules the household. Medicinal properties An anti-inflammatory agent, it is also used to fight asthma, cramps, depression, impotence, migraines, infections, acne, and hair loss. Its smell has an effect on one's activist, self-willed, individualistic side.
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