SWEET VERNAL GRASS

OTHER NAME(S):

Anthoxanthum odoratum, Chiendent Odorant, Flouve Odorante, Grass, Spring Grass.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Sweet vernal grass is a plant. The whole plant is used to make medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, people take sweet vernal grass for headache, nausea, sleeplessness, and conditions of the urinary tract.

In Russia, sweet vernal grass is used as an ingredient in certain brandies.

In foods, sweet vernal grass is used as a flavoring agent.

How does it work?

Sweet vernal grass contains ingredients that can thin the blood.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Headache.
  • Nausea.
  • Sleeplessness.
  • Urinary tract problems.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of sweet vernal grass for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Sweet vernal grass is UNSAFE. It contains a chemical that can slow blood clotting. In addition, sweet vernal grass can cause side effects such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headaches, sleeplessness, and liver problems.

There isn’t enough information available to know whether it is safe to apply sweet vernal grass directly to the skin.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

It is UNSAFE for anyone to use sweet vernal grass, but some people have extra reasons not to use it:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s UNSAFE to take sweet vernal grass if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. It contains a chemical that might slow blood clotting.

Surgery: Sweet vernal grass can slow blood clotting. There is concern that it might cause extra bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using sweet vernal grass at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Interactions

Interactions?

Moderate Interaction

Be cautious with this combination

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  • Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs) interacts with SWEET VERNAL GRASS

    Sweet vernal grass can slow blood clotting. Taking sweet vernal grass along with medications that also slow clotting can increase the chances of bruising and bleeding.<br><nb>Some medications that slow blood clotting include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, others), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, warfarin (Coumadin), and others.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of sweet vernal grass 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 sweet vernal grass. 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:

  • Brinker F. Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions. 2nd ed. Sandy, OR: Eclectic Medical Publications, 1998.
  • Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C. PDR for Herbal Medicines. 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc., 1998.
  • The Review of Natural Products by Facts and Comparisons. St. Louis, MO: Wolters Kluwer Co., 1999.

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