Clary Sage

Salvia sclarea
Botanical name: 
Salvia sclarea

Uplifting and euphoric

Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist. Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.

Properties and applications: 
Anti Spasmodic - cramps, colic, nausea, nervous diarrhoea, asthma
Hormone Regulator - irregular periods, pms, menopause, oedema,
Hypotensive - hypertension
Sedative - panic, shock, hysteria, fear, nervous conditions, insomnia
Euphoric - depression, chronic conditions, lack of confidence, general unhappiness
Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Country of origin: 
Part of plant used: 
Flowering tops
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Other herbs and green oils.
Chemical character: 
Ester type
Safety information: 
Caution - might be considered a uterine tonic, avoid first three months of pregnancy.
Odour profile: 
Nutty, warm and sweet green overtones.
Plant description: 
Flowering herb with pink-blue flowers.
Historical use: 
Part of the sage family, traditional medicinal plants. Clary sage has a long history as a woman's herb because it was thought to alleviate menstrual discomfort and the pain of childbirth.