SUMMER SAVORY

OTHER NAME(S):

Ajedrea de Jardín, Bean Herb, Bohnenkraut, Calamintha hortensis, Herbe de Saint Julien, Poivrette, Sarriette Commune, Sarriette d'Été, Sarriette des Jardins, Satureja hortensis, Savory.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Summer savory is a plant. The leaves and stem are used to make medicine.

People take summer savory for coughs, sore throat, and intestinal disorders including cramps, indigestion, gas, diarrhea, nausea, and loss of appetite. People with diabetes take it to relieve frequent thirst. It is also used as a tonic and as an aphrodisiac to increase sex drive. It is used for high blood pressure.

Some people apply summer savory directly to the skin for insect bites.

In foods, summer savory is used as a culinary spice. The oil is used as a flavoring agent.

How does it work?

The chemicals in summer savory are thought to decrease muscle spasms and kill bacteria and fungus.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

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

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Summer savory is LIKELY SAFE in food amounts. It's POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth in usual medicinal amounts or when the oil is diluted before putting on the skin.

Summer savory can cause skin problems. The concentrated, undiluted oil is very irritating and should not be used.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

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

Bleeding disorders: Summer savory might slow blood clotting and increase the risk of bleeding. There is concern that summer savory might make bleeding disorders worse.

Surgery: Summer savory might slow blood clotting. There is concern that summer savory might increase the risk for bleeding during and after surgical procedures. Stop using summer savory at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for SUMMER SAVORY Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of summer 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 summer 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:

  • Yazdanparast, R. and Shahriyary, L. Comparative effects of Artemisia dracunculus, Satureja hortensis and Origanum majorana on inhibition of blood platelet adhesion, aggregation and secretion. Vascul.Pharmacol 2008;48(1):32-37. 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
  • Fierascu I, Dinu-Pirvu CE, Fierascu RC, et al. Phytochemical profile and biological activities of Satureja hortensis L.: A review of the last decade. Molecules. 2018;23(10). pii: E2458. View abstract.

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