Clary Sage

What other names is Clary Sage known by?

Clary, Clary Wort, Clear Eye, Esalarea, Herbe aux Plaies, Muscatel Sage, Muskatellersalbei, Muskatellsalvia, Orvale, Šalfej Muskatny, Salvia Romana, Salvia sclarea, Sauge Sclarée, Sauge Musquée, Sclarée, See Bright, Toute-Bonne.

What is Clary Sage?

Clary sage is an herb. The flowers and leaves are used to make medicine. Don't confuse clary sage with sage leaf (Salvia officinalis).

Clary sage is used for upset stomach and other digestive disorders, as well as kidney diseases.

Some people use clary sage mucilage, an oily substance secreted by the plant, to remove foreign objects from the eye, to remove thorns and splinters from the skin, and for treating tumors.

In foods and beverages, the oil from clary sage is used as a flavoring agent.

In manufacturing, the oil from clary sage is used as a fragrance in soaps and cosmetics.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Upset stomach.
  • Digestive disorders.
  • Kidney diseases.
  • Tumors when applied to the skin.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of clary sage for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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