Clary Sage essential oil has a sweet, nutty, herbaceous aroma. A great balancing oil, it has an uplifting effect and is known for its positive effects on mood swings, balancing female hormones and other female related problems.
- Latin Name
- Salvia Sclarea
- Lamiaceae (Libiatae)
- Steam distillation from the flowering tops and leaves. Clary Sage is a colourless or pale yellow/green liquid with a sweet, nutty-herbaceous scent.
- Alpha Pinene, Alpha-Terpineol, Beta-Pinene, Borneol, Camphene, Caryophyllene Oxide, Cineol, Cis-Ocimene, Geranyl Acetate, Germacrene D, Limonene, Linalool, Linalyl Acetate, Myrcene, Nerol, Neryl Acetate, Phellandrene, Sclareol, Trans-Ocimene.
- Eastern Europe
This stout biennial herb grows up to 1 meter tall with large hairy leaves and small blue/ white flowers growing directly off the long, thin stem.
Clary Sage was used in the Middle Ages for digestive disorders, kidney disease, uterine and menstrual complaints, for cleansing ulcers and as a general nerve tonic.