Plant part used
Leaves and flowering tops
Place of origin
France & Russia
A short biennial or perennial herb up to 1 meter high with large, hairy leaves, with small purple or blue flowers.
A fruity-floral-herbaceous nutty and heavy fragrance.
Method of extraction
The name is derived from the Latin word ‘clarus’ meaning ‘clear’, possibly because the herb was once used for clearing mucous from the eyes.
Blends well with
Bergamot, Cedarwood, German & Roman Chamomile, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Marjoram, Neroli, Orange, Rosewood, Sandalwood and Ylang Ylang.
Mind & Spirit –Has a euphoric action that is extremely valuable for treating nervousness, weakness, fear, paranoia and depression. Reduces deep seated tension, yet remains stimulating, regenerative and revitalizing. Especially effective for burn out. Recommended for people involved in creative work as it opens the path to the unknown, unusual, creative and intuitive.
Body – Useful for easing PMS, regulating scanty periods and easing painful cramps in the lower back. Recommended during menopause with symptoms of hot flushes, dizziness, headaches, night sweats, palpitations and irritability are prominent. Relaxes spasm of the bronchial tubes if anxiety and emotional tension is present in asthma sufferers.
Skin & Hair – Clears greasy hair and dandruff by reducing excessive production of sebum.
Do not use during pregnancy.