- What other names is Winter Savory known by?
- What is Winter Savory?
- How does Winter Savory work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Winter Savory.
People take winter savory for intestinal disorders including cramps, indigestion, diarrhea, nausea, and intestinal gas. They also take it to treat cough and sore throat, reduce sex drive, and as a tonic.
In manufacturing, winter savory oil is used as a flavoring agent.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Intestinal gas (flatulence).
- Sore throat.
- Reducing sex drive.
- Other conditions.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking winter savory if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.
Winter savory might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Taking winter savory might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.
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