- What is sage leaf-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for sage leaf-oral?
- Is sage leaf-oral available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for sage leaf-oral?
- What are the side effects of sage leaf-oral?
- What is the dosage for sage leaf-oral?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with sage leaf-oral?
- Is sage leaf-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about sage leaf-oral?
What is sage leaf-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Sage leaf is a spice that is used as herbal supplement for several conditions. The mechanism of action of Sage leaf is not known. It is believed to provide therapeutic effect through beta-thujone, which is a major component of Sage leaf oil extract.
What is the dosage for sage leaf-oral?
- Tincture: Take 1/8 to 1/2 teaspoon of dried sage leaves in a sip of water up to two times a day.
- Herbal Tea: Drink several cups of sage tea every day for several weeks.
- Gargle or take small sips of sage tea: Gargle or drink throughout the day as needed.
- Alzheimer's disease: Take up to 1 gram of sage by mouth per day.
- Genital herpes: Apply 23 mg per day of sage extract and rhubarb extract cream to affected areas every 2 to 4 hours for 10 to 14 days.
Is sage leaf-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
There are no adequate studies done on Sage leaf to determine safe and effective use in pregnant women.
It is not known whether Sage leaf enters breast milk; therefore, it is best to be cautious before using in nursing mothers.
What else should I know about sage leaf-oral?
What preparations of sage leaf-oral are available?
Sage leaf is available in tablets, tincture, cream and tea forms.
How should I keep sage leaf-oral stored?
Due to multiple manufacturers making Sage leaf, storage requirements may vary based on manufacturer practices.
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MedscapeReference. Sage (Harbs/Suppl) - common sage, culinary sage, garden sage, meadow sage, salvia officinalis, true sage.