Hardy biennial Clary Sage has tall inflorescences with persistent, colored bracts and large pungent leaves. Distilled glower and leaf water soothes tired eyes; a soaked seed mucilage dislodges foreign bodies from the eyes. The leaf essential oil is used for perfume, flavoring, and cosmetics. n armatherapy, it is a powerful relaxant for stress, fatigue, asthma, and digestive and menstrual problems. Do not use with alcohol; the combination cna cause nausea or nightmares.