Clary Sage (Salvia Sclarea) native to southern Europe, but cultivated worldwide, esp. the Mediterranean region is a stout biennial or perennial herb up to 3ft (1m) high with large, hairy leaves, green with a hint of purple, and small blue flowers.
Historically valued by the Egyptians and Greeks for its reputed ability to relax the nerves and improve memory, Clary Sage oil is most often used as a fixative in perfume blends, adding a lavender-like note.
Commonly referred to as "clear eye", the sticky solution derived from clary seeds has long been used to rid the eyes of foreign matter and to soothe as a natural demulcent.
Salvia Sclarea oil is safe ingredient. It is nontoxic, nonirritant, and non-sensitizing, but it has several restrictions. Avoid using preparation with Clary Sage oil during pregnancy and while drinking alcohol as it can yield to a narcotic effect.