Sage (Salvia officinalis, Sage Leaf, Common Sage, Garden Sage, Black Sage) (cont.)

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DRUG INTERACTIONS: Sage leaf should be used with caution with medications that cause sedation, due to increased sedative effects.

PREGNANCY: There are no adequate studies done on Sage leaf to determine safe and effective use in pregnant women.

NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether Sage leaf enters breast milk; therefore, it is best to be cautious before using in nursing mothers.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of Sage leaf are restlessness, headache, irritability, stomach upset, and dizziness.

REFERENCE: MedscapeReference. Sage (Harbs/Suppl) - common sage, culinary sage, garden sage, meadow sage, salvia officinalis, true sage.

Last Editorial Review: 6/25/2014

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