Salvia sclarea, the clary or clary sage, is a biennial or short-lived herbaceous perennial in the genus Salvia. It is native to the northern Mediterranean Basin, along with some areas in north Africa and Central Asia. The plant has a lengthy history as a medicinal herb, and is currently grown for its essential oil.
The distilled essential oil is used widely in perfumes and as a muscatel flavouring for vermouths, wines, and liqueurs. It is also used in aromatherapy.