Clary sage is used for upset stomach and other digestive disorders, kidney diseases, menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea), symptoms of menopause, anxiety, stress, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
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.
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Nausea and vomiting after surgery. Early research shows that inhaling clary sage as aromatherapy after surgery does not prevent nausea or vomiting.
- Pain after surgery. Early research shows that inhaling clary sage as aromatherapy after surgery does not reduce pain.
- Digestive disorders.
- Indigestion (dyspepsia).
- Kidney diseases.
- Menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea).
- Symptoms of menopause.
- Other conditions.
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if clary sage is safe or what the side effects might be.
When inhaled (as aromatherapy): There isn't enough reliable information to know if clary sage is safe or what the side effects might be.
Special Precautions and Warnings
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.
Be cautious with this combination
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