The Romans called it sclarea, from claurus, or “clear,” because they used it as an eyewash. Clary sometimes replaced hops in beer to produce an enhanced state of intoxication and exhilaration, although this reportedly was often followed by a severe headache. It was considered a 12 th-century aphrodisiac.
· lowers blood pressure
· menstrual problems – period pains
· sedative – reduces high blood pressure
· throat infections
· skin care – cell regenerator
· aged skin, wrinkles