Clary Sage Essential Oil
Latin Name: Salvia sclarea
Part of plant: Flowering Plant
Chemical Componants: linalyl acetate, linalol, germacrene, β-caryophyllene
Aroma Character: spicy, hay-like, fruity notes
Clary Sage is distilled from the lilac flowering tops of the biennial herb with large wrinkled leaves, growing in England, Europe, Russia and the USA. It is related to, but different from, the common sage used in cooking. The name 'salvia' derives from the Latin for 'good health' and the word 'clary' meaning 'clear'; the seeds were once used in a remedy to clear particles from the eyes.
Clary Sage can have euphoric effects, and from the 16th century was added to beer by some brewers.
Known as an anti-depressant, it may reduce epileptic convulsions due to its anti-spasmodic properties. Use against cramps and spasmodic coughs.