he Clary sage plant has a lengthy history as a medicinal herb. It is a perennial in the genus alvi and its scientific name is salvia sclarea. Clary sage is considered to be one of the top essential oils for hormones especially in women. Many claims have been made as to its benefits when dealing with cramps heavy menstrual cycles hot flashes and hormonal imbalances. It is also known for its ability to increase circulation support the digestive system improve eye health and fight leukemia.Clary sage is one of the most healthful essential oils with anticonvulsive antidepressant antifungal anti infectious antiseptic antispasmodic astringent and anti inflammatory properties. It is also a nerve tonic and sedative with soothing and warming components.Clary sage gets its name from the Latin word clarus which means clear. It is a perennial herb that grows from May to September and it is native to the northern Mediterranean along with some areas in North Africa and Central Asia. The plant reaches 4 5 feet in height and it has thick square stems that are covered in hairs. The colorful flowers ranging from lilac to mauve bloom in bunches. The chief components of clary sage essential oil are sclareol alpha terpineol geraniol linalyl acetate linalool caryophyllene neryl acetate and germacrene D it has high concentrations of esters at about 72 percent.