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.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

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

People take winter savory 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.

How does it work?

Winter savory might work by increasing the production of urine (as a diuretic) and by opening (dilating) blood vessels.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of winter savory for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

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 as a medicine.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking winter savory if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

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:

  • 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.
  • 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

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