- What other names is Sweet Vernal Grass known by?
- What is Sweet Vernal Grass?
- How does Sweet Vernal Grass work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Sweet Vernal Grass.
Despite serious safety concerns, people take sweet vernal grass for headache, nausea, sleeplessness, and conditions of the urinary tract.
In Russia, sweet vernal grass is used as an ingredient in certain brandies.
In foods, sweet vernal grass is used as a flavoring agent.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headaches, sleeplessness, and liver problems.
There isn't enough information available to know whether it is safe to apply sweet vernal grass directly to the skin.
Special Precautions & Warnings:It is UNSAFE for anyone to use sweet vernal grass, but some people have extra reasons not to use it:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to take sweet vernal grass if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. It contains a chemical that might slow blood clotting.
Surgery: Sweet vernal grass can slow blood clotting. There is concern that it might cause extra bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using sweet vernal grass at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.
Sweet vernal grass can slow blood clotting. Taking sweet vernal grass along with medications that also slow clotting can increase the chances of bruising and bleeding.
Some medications that slow blood clotting include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, others), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, warfarin (Coumadin), and others.
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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