Botanical Name:Â Salvia sclarea * Plant Part:Â Leaves and Flowers * Extraction Method:Â Steam Distilled * Origin:Â China * Description:Â Clary Sage is a short biennial or perennial herb that grows up to 1 metre in height (approximately 3 feet). It has large, hairy leaves with small bluish-purple flowers. * Colour:Â Colourless to pale yellow clear liquid. * Common Uses:Â Clary Sage Essential Oil is viewed by aromatherapists as an antidepressant, antispasmodic, deodorant, emmenagogue, hypotensive, nervine, sedative, tonic and uterine. It is well known for providing a euphoric action, for balancing uterine issues, and as an agent to clean greasy hair. There is also some documentation of its effectiveness in helping to relax the spasms of asthma. * Consistency:Â Medium * Note:Â Middle * Strength of Aroma:Â Medium * Blends well with:Â Bergamot,Â Cedarwood,Â Chamomile German,Chamomile Roman,Â Geranium,Â Jasmine,Â Lavender,Â Neroli,Â Orange,Rosewood,Â SandalwoodÂ andÂ Ylang-ylang. * Aromatic Scent:Â Clary Sage Essential Oil has an earthy, fruity and floral aroma that is both nutty and herbaceous. * History:Â The name Clary Sage is derived from the Latin word for clear - probably because the herb was once used for clearing mucous from the eyes. During the sixteenth century it was also used in England for brewing beer as a replacement for hops. * Cautions:Â Clary Sage Oil is non-toxic, and non-sensitising. It is not to be used during pregnancy.