SUMMER SAVORY

SUMMER SAVORY
Summer Savory is a popular herb that is rich in vitamins and minerals. It is known for its strong and aromatic flavor, making it a popular addition to dishes during the summer months.
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Uses & Effectiveness

Overview

Summer savory is a plant. The leaves and stem are used to make medicine.

People take summer savory for cough, stomach pain, gas (flatulence), diarrhea, loss of appetite, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

In foods, summer savory is used as a culinary spice. The oil is used as a flavoring agent.

Summer savory is a great source of vitamin K, known for its role in blood clotting. But did you know? This vitamin also helps keep your bones strong, regulates blood sugar levels, and supports brain function. So, sprinkle some summer savory on your dishes and give your health a boost!

Side Effects

When taken by mouth: Summer savory is LIKELY SAFE in food amounts. It's POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when taken in usual medicinal amounts.

When applied to the skin: Summer savory is POSSIBLY SAFE when the diluted oil is applied to the skin. The concentrated, undiluted oil is POSSIBLY UNSAFE. It is very irritating and should not be used.

Interactions

    Moderate Interaction

    Be cautious with this combination

  • Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs) interacts with SUMMER SAVORY

    Summer savory might slow blood clotting. Taking summer savory along with medications that also slow blood clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding.

    Some medications that slow blood clotting include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, others), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, warfarin (Coumadin), and others.

Special Precautionsand Warnings

When taken by mouth: Summer savory is LIKELY SAFE in food amounts. It's POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when taken in usual medicinal amounts.

When applied to the skin: Summer savory is POSSIBLY SAFE when the diluted oil is applied to the skin. The concentrated, undiluted oil is POSSIBLY UNSAFE. It is very irritating and should not be used. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if summer savory is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Surgery: Summer savory might slow blood clotting. There is concern that summer savory might increase the risk for bleeding during and after surgical procedures. Stop using summer savory at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Dosing

The appropriate dose of summer savory 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 summer savory. 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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