Clary sage is a little less reactive than sage and its aroma is immensely cheered for catering to nervous tensions. It is a short-lived herbaceous plant that waves from the mint family Lamiaceae.
Clary sage can attain a prominent height of 4 feet on the support of squared, hairy stems. Its leaves are also hairy, quite long, and come in beautiful purplish color. The flowers of the clary sage plant are arranged in a whorled fashion, showcasing variable colors, including mauve, lilac, or white with pink spots on the edge.
Clary sage is famous for its heavy essential oil that imparts floral scent with herbaceous notes and everything that speaks of the earth. Its soothing scent is reported to be quite fruitful in supporting menopausal symptoms and menstrual issues due to its estrogenic properties. It is employed in aromatherapies that are meant to reduce stress and anxiety. This natural antidepressant also manifests antibacterial properties and is documented to have healed dermatological infections due to Staphylococcus bacteria.
The remarkable scent of clary sage has earned it a reputable position in the perfume industry. Its flower tops are either steam distilled or extracted with a suitable solvent. Its colorless, volatile, and non-oily characteristics have made it a perfect match as a perfumery ingredient.