SOLOMON'S SEAL

OTHER NAME(S):

Dropberry, Faux Muguet, Genouillet, Herbe aux Panaris, Herbe à la Rupture, Lady's Seals, Polygonatum multiflorum, Sceau de Salomon, Sealroot, Sealwort, Sello de Salomón, Solomon Seal, St. Mary's Seal.

Overview

Overview Information

Solomon's seal is an herb. It is sometimes used to make medicine.

Solomon's seal is used for lung disorders, swelling (inflammation), and skin conditions such as bruises, boils, and hemorrhoids. But there is no good scientific evidence to support any use.

How does it work?

There isn't enough reliable information available to know how Solomon's seal might work.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Boils (furuncles).
  • Bruises.
  • Hemorrhoids.
  • Lung disorders.
  • Skin irritation.
  • Swelling (inflammation).
  • Wound healing.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Solomon's seal for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information to know if Solomon's seal is safe. Taking large doses or using it for long periods of time might cause some side effects such as diarrhea, stomach complaints, and nausea.

When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if Solomon's seal is safe or what the side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if Solomon's seal is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Diabetes: Solomon's seal might decrease blood sugar levels. There is some concern that it might interfere with blood sugar control. If you use Solomon's seal and take diabetes medications, monitor your blood sugar closely.

Surgery: Solomon's seal might lower blood sugar levels. There's a concern that it might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Stop using Solomon's seal at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Interactions

Interactions?

Moderate Interaction

Be cautious with this combination

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  • Chlorpropamide (Diabinese) interacts with SOLOMON'S SEAL

    Chlorpropamide (Diabinese) is used to decrease blood sugar in people with diabetes. Solomon's seal might also decrease blood sugar. Taking Solomon's seal along with chlorpropamide (Diabinese) might cause your blood sugar to go too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of your chlorpropamide (Diabinese) might need to be changed.

  • Insulin interacts with SOLOMON'S SEAL

    Solomon's seal might decrease blood sugar. Insulin is also used to decrease blood sugar. Taking Solomon's seal along with insulin might cause your blood sugar to be too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of your insulin might need to be changed.

  • Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with SOLOMON'S SEAL

    Solomon's seal might decrease blood sugar. Diabetes medications are also used to lower blood sugar. Taking Solomon's seal along with diabetes medications might cause your blood sugar to go too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of your diabetes medication might need to be changed.
    Some medications used for diabetes include glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase), insulin, pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), glipizide (Glucotrol), tolbutamide (Orinase), and others.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of Solomon's seal depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for Solomon's seal. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

View References

REFERENCES:

  • Polygonatum multiflorum (L.) All. U.S. National Plant Germplasm System. https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=410573. Accessed April 29, 2020.

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