Salvia sclarea L., Sp. Pl. 27 1753. (Syn: Aethiopis sclarea (L.) Fourr.; Salvia altilabrosa Pan; Salvia calostachya Gand.; Salvia coarctata Vahl ; Salvia foetida Lam.; Salvia haematodes Scop. [Illegitimate]; Salvia lucana Cavara & Grande; Salvia pamirica Gand.; Salvia sclarea var. calostachya (Gand.) Nyman; Salvia sclarea var. turkestanica (Noter) Mottet; Salvia simsiana Schult.; Salvia turkestanica Noter; Sclarea tingitana (Etl.) Raf.; Sclarea vulgaris Mill.);
lamiaceae & verbenaceae week Salvia sclearea: Salvia sclarea commonly known as ‘Clary Sage’
The distilled essential oil is used widely in perfumes and as a muscatel flavoring for vermouths, wines, and liqueurs. It is also used in aromatherapy for relieving anxiety and fear, menstrual-related problems such as PMS and cramping, and helping with insomnia.
The photograph was taken at CIMAP, RC, Purara, Bageshwar and the cultivar is developed by CIMAP and christened as ‘CIM-Chandani’ with very good prospects for cultivation in hills of India as an essential oil bearing crop. Major constituents of essential oil being linalool and linalyl acetate (higly prized in flvour and fragrance industry).
Yeas .. I found this plant for the first time in Baramulla in Kashmir
It is S. sclarea please
Lamiaceae & Verbenaceae Week: Lamiaceae, Salvia sclarea from Kashmir: Salvia sclarea similar to Salvia moorcroftiana but with larger leaves, white flowers with shorter corolla tube. Photographed from Gulmarg in Kashmir, much rarer in distribution.
Salvia sclarea: Sharing few photographs of “Salvia sclarea“.
Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight:Lamiaceae, Salvia sclarea from Kashmir–GSMAY128/131 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)
Salvia sclarea similar to Salvia moorcroftiana but with larger leaves, white flowers with shorter corolla tube. Photographed from Baramula Uri Road in Kashmir, much rarer in distribution.