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CLARY SAGE

Other Names:

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.

CLARY SAGE Overview
CLARY SAGE Uses
CLARY SAGE Side Effects
CLARY SAGE Interactions
CLARY SAGE Dosing
CLARY SAGE Overview Information

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 does it work?

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.

CLARY SAGE Uses & Effectiveness What is this?

Insufficient Evidence for:

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of clary sage for these uses.


CLARY SAGE Side Effects & Safety

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.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Clary sage seems to be safe for pregnant and breast-feeding women in food amounts. But larger medicinal amounts should be avoided until more is known.

CLARY SAGE Interactions What is this?

Moderate Interaction Be cautious with this combination

  • Chloral Hydrate interacts with CLARY SAGE

    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 interacts with CLARY SAGE

    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.


CLARY SAGE Dosing

The appropriate dose of clary sage used as treatment depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for clary sage. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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