Wood Sage

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What other names is Wood Sage known by?

Altamisa Real, Ambroise, Baume Sauvage, Escorodonia, Fausse Menthe, Faux Scordion, Faux Scordium, Garlic Sage, Germandrée des Bois, Germandrée Scorodoine, Germandrina de Bosque, Hind Heal, Large-Leaved Germander, Sauge des Bois, Sauge des Montagnes, Sauge Sauvage, Teucrium scorodonia.

What is Wood Sage?

Wood sage is an herb. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

People take wood sage for digestive tract disorders, tuberculosis, swollen airways, throat spasms, high blood pressure, wounds, and liver disorders.

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  • Stomach and intestinal problems.
  • Tuberculosis.
  • Swollen airways.
  • Throat spasms.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Wounds.
  • Liver problems.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of wood sage for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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How does Wood Sage work?

Wood sage contains chemicals that might decrease spasms and loosen mucus in the chest.

Are there safety concerns?

There isn't enough information to know if wood sage is safe or what the possible side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of wood sage during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing considerations for Wood Sage.

The appropriate dose of wood sage 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 wood sage. 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.

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Reviewed on 3/29/2011 12:35:40 PM

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