- What other names is Greek Sage known by?
- What is Greek Sage?
- How does Greek Sage work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Greek Sage.
People take Greek sage tea for sore (inflamed) mouth and throat.
Greek sage is sometimes found, though rarely, in common sage (Salvia officinalis) as a contaminant.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Sore mouth and throat.
- Other conditions.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of Greek sage during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.
Hexobarbital can cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Greek sage might increase the effects of hexobarbital. Taking Greek sage along with hexobarbital might cause too much sleepiness.
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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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011