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.
How it works
The oil found in clary sage might help reduce seizure activity. Because the oil is thick and sticky, it might also help pull objects from under the eyelid and from the skin.
Not ProvenUpset stomachDigestive disordersKidney diseasesTumors when applied to the skinOther conditions
Clary sage is safe when used in amounts found in foods. There isn't enough information to know if it is safe when used in medicinal amounts.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Clary sage seems to be safe forpregnantandbreast-feeding women infoodamounts. But larger medicinal amounts should be avoided until more is known.Are there any interactions with medications?
Chloral hydrate causes sleepiness and drowsiness. Clary sage seems to increase the effects of choral hydrate. Taking clary sage along with chloral hydrate might cause too much sleepiness.Hexobarbitone
Hexobarbitone can cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Clary sage seems to increase the effects of hexobarbitone. Taking clary sage along with hexobarbitone might cause too much sleepiness.