clary sage

\ˈkler-ē- \

Definition of clary sage 

: an aromatic mint (Salvia sclarea) of southern Europe that is widely cultivated especially as an ornamental

called also clary

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Essential oil maker Aura Cacia specifies that asil, clary sage, clove bud, hyssop, sweet fennel, juniper berry, marjoram, myrrh, rosemary, sage, thyme, and wintergreen should be avoided at all costs during pregnancy. Rebecca Straus, Good Housekeeping, "6 Times You Should Never Use Essential Oils," 12 Jan. 2017 There is evidence to suggest that some oils, namely cinnamon, clove, rosemary, clary sage, and jasmine, can cause uterine contractions resulting in miscarriage or preterm labor. Kristi Pahr, Good Housekeeping, "Using Essential Oils When Pregnant Can Be Helpful But Dangerous—Here’s How To Do It Safely," 3 Aug. 2017 Hormone-regulating essential oils clary sage, rose, and geranium can help maintain a healthy hormone balance in the body. Allison Young, Good Housekeeping, "6 Ways You Can Use Essential Oils To Treat And Prevent Acne Naturally," 8 Nov. 2017 Roman chamomile, which has a bright, apple-like scent; clary sage, with its rich, sweet scent; and the floral notes of geranium and lavender (all available inexpensively at most health food stores). Sarah Jio, Woman's Day, "10 All-Natural Remedies to Get a Better Night's Sleep," 11 Nov. 2010 Hora has since added to her line two other face oils (a rose and frankincense option for dry skin, and a rosemary and clary sage one for combination skin), made entirely in-house at the company’s Greenpoint studio. Kate Guadagnino, New York Times, "Small-Batch Botanical Oils, Made in Brooklyn," 21 Dec. 2017 Sandalwood, neroli, and clary sage meld with gardenia, rose, and lotus flowers, making this $12 stocking-stuffer feel more exotic. Jessica Prince Erlich, The Cut, "14 Natural Beauty Gifts for All Your Favorite Hippies," 19 Dec. 2017 This detoxifying treatment boasts clary sage, eucalyptus, and sweet almond oils to fortify and rejuvenate your hair from root to tip. Joane Amay, Allure, "The Best Products for Braids, Locs, and Other Protective Hairstyles," 7 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of clary sage

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for clary sage

Middle English clarie, from Anglo-French sclaree, from Medieval Latin sclareia

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