Clary sage is viewed by aromatherapists as an antidepressant, and antispasmodic, deodorant, emmenagogue, hypotensive, nervine, sedative, tonic and uterine.
It is well known for providing a euphoric action, for balancing uterine issues, and as an agent to clean greasy hair.
There is also some documentation of its effectiveness in helping to relax the spasms of asthma.
The name Clary sage is derived from the Latin word for clear - probably because the herb was once used for clearing mucous from the eyes. During the sixteenth century it was also used in England for brewing beer as a replacement for hops.
flowers and leaf
earthy, herbal, fruity
anorexia, bad breath, bleeding, colds, constipation, coughs, depression, diabetes, diarrhea, eczema, flatulence, gingivitis, gum bleeding, gout, hair loss, hot flashes, indigestion, insect bites, menstrual problems, menopausal symptom, stomach pain, sore throat, skin rashes, sweaty feet, wounds, hoarseness, shingles
antidepressant, antispasmodic, deodorant, emmenagogue, hypotensive, nervine, sedative, tonic, uterine
15ml - 0.5fl.oz