Clary sage (Salvia sclarea) Non-Native

Clary sage (Salvia sclarea)

Parts used: aerial portions, seeds, essential oil

Medicinal uses: An antispasmodic and aromatic plant, clary sage is used to treat digestive problems such as gas and indigestion. It is also regarded as a tonic, calming herb that helps relieve menstrual pain and premenstrual problems. Because of its estrogen-stimulating action, clary sage is most when levels of this hormone are low. The plant can therefore be a valuable remedy for complaints associated with menopause, particularly hot flashes.

Cautions: Do not use clary sage during pregnancy (Chevallier 265).

Clary sage Salvia sclarea

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