Clary wort, Clarry, Cleareye, Muscatel Sage.
Anti-depressant, Antispasmodic, Anticonvulsant, Antibacterial, Digestive, Oestrogenic, Appetizer; Aromatic; Astringent; Balsamic; Carminative; Ophthalmic; Pectoral; Tonic.
Volatile oil - about . 1% consisting mainly of Linalyl acetate, with Linalool, beta-pinene, beta myrcene, phellandrene plus labdane diterpene alcohols sclareol and manool.
The leaf is used to aid the digestion and help ease flatulence. The flowers are a wonderful antidepressant for women and can be very helpful for dysmenorrhea It is also regarded as a tonic, calming herb that helps relieve period pain and pre-menstrual problems. Owing to its oestrogen-stimulating action, it is most effective when levels of this hormone are low.It combines extremely well with chaste berry for this purpose. It is useful in treating disorders of the stomach and kidneys and is a valuable remedy for complaints associated with the menopause, particularly hot flushes The seeds form a thick mucilage when soaked for a few minutes in water. This is efficacious in removing small particles of dust from the eyes.