Clary Sage

Botanical Name Salvia sclarea  
Botanical family Lamiaceae 
Origin France (Provence) 
Method Complete distillation by steam distillation  
Plant part Leaves and flowering tops 
Note Middle 
Appearance limpid mobile liquid 
Color colorless to yellow-brown 
Odor pleasant and herbaceous, little camphoric note, perfume fixative 
Biochemical composition of the essential oil Diterpenols (5–10%): sclareol  Esters (60–70%): linalyl acetate  
Monoterpene alcohols (15%): linalool 
Therapeutic properties  1. Oestrogenic 
2. Phlebotonic, lymph tonic  
3. Antispasmodic
4. Narrow spectrum anti-infective  
5. Calming, soothing
6. Antiperspirant  
Main therapeutic indications 1. Amenorrhea, oligomenorrhea, dysmenorrhea
2. Premenopausal syndrome
3. Circulatory stases, haemorrhoids, varicose veins
4. Fungal skin infections  
5. Nervous exhaustion  
6. Excess perspiration
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