WINTER SAVORY

OTHER NAME(S):

Ajedrea, Calamintha montana, Herbe de Saint Julien, Mountain Savory Oil, Poivre d'Âne, Sadrée, Sarriette, Sarriette des Montagnes, Sarriette Vivace, Satureja montana, Satureja obovata, Savory, Savourée.

Overview

Overview Information

Winter savory is an herb. The leaves and stems are used to make medicine.

People take winter savory for early orgasm in men (premature ejaculation), as well as for intestinal disorders including cramps, indigestion, diarrhea, nausea, and intestinal gas. They also take it to treat cough and sore throat, reduce sex drive, and as a tonic.

In manufacturing, winter savory oil is used as a flavoring agent.

In foods, winter savory leaves are used as a flavoring agent.

How does it work?

Winter savory might work by increasing the production of urine (as a diuretic) and by opening (dilating) blood vessels. It is not known how winter savory might delay orgasm in men.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Early orgasm in men (premature ejaculation). Early research shows that taking a tablet containing winter savory and other ingredients can help to delay early orgasm by a small amount in men.
  • Cough.
  • Cramps.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Indigestion.
  • Intestinal gas (flatulence).
  • Nausea.
  • Reducing sex drive.
  • Sore throat.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of winter savory for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

When taken by mouth: Winter savory is LIKELY SAFE in the amounts used in foods. But there isn't enough information to know if it is safe for use in the larger amounts typically used in medicine.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: When taken by mouth, winter savory is safe in the amounts commonly found in food. But there isn't enough information to know if it is safe in the larger amounts that are used as medicine or when used on the skin. Stay on the safe side and stick to food amounts if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Interactions

Interactions?

Moderate Interaction

Be cautious with this combination

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  • Lithium interacts with WINTER SAVORY

    Winter savory might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Taking winter savory might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of winter savory 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 winter savory. 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:

  • Electronic Code of Federal Regulations. Title 21. Part 182 -- Substances Generally Recognized As Safe. Available at: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?CFRPart=182
  • Sanchez de Rojas VR, Somoza B, Ortega T, et al. Vasodilatory effect in rat aorta of eriodictyol obtained from Satureja obovata. Planta Med 1999;65:234-8. View abstract.
  • Sansalone S, Russo GI, Mondaini N, Cantiello F, Antonini G, Cai T. A combination of tryptophan, Satureja montana, Tribulus terrestris, Phyllanthus emblica extracts is able to improve sexual quality of life in patient with premature ejaculation. Arch Ital Urol Androl. 2016;88(3):171-176. View abstract.
  • Zavatti M, Zanoli P, Benelli A, Rivasi M, Baraldi C, Baraldi M. Experimental study on Satureja montana as a treatment for premature ejaculation. J Ethnopharmacol. 2011;133(2):629-33. View abstract.

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