Sage (Herbs/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:common sage, culinary sage, more...garden sage, meadow sage, salvia officinalis, true sage
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Suggested Dosing

Oral

Tincture: take 1/8 to 1/2 tspn dried sage leaves in a sip of water qDay/BID

Herbal Tea: drink several cups of sage tea qDay for several weeks

Gargle or take small sips of sage tea: PRN throughout day

Alzheimer's Disease

Salvia Officinalis Hydroalcoholic Extract: equivalent to 1 g sage PO qDay OR

Salvia Lavandulaefolia Extract: titrated up to 2.5 mg PO TID

Herpes Labialis

Topical cream: 23 mg/d of sage extract and rhubartd exract applied q 2-4hr x10-14 days

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Suggested Uses

Treatment of alzheimer's disease and herpes labialis

Treatement of diarrhea, colds, and excessive perspiration

GI antispasmodic/antiflatulent, relieves abdominal cramps & bloating

Antibacterial/antimicrobial

Treatment for bright red, abundant uterine bleeding & cramps

May be of benefit for menopausal hot flashes accompanied by profuse perspiration

Treatment of coughs & tonsil or throat infections

Stop breast-milk production when weaning a child from breastfeeding

Hair rinse for dandruff, oily hair, or scalp infections; may restore color to gray or white hair

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            Adverse Effects

            Headaches & irritability can occur when consuming excessive amounts of sage

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Hx of seizures

            Epilepsy

            Pregnancy (>amounts found in food)

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: N/A

            Lactation: N/A

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

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            Mechanism of Action

            Beta-thujone, a volatile oil occurs in significant amounts in sage

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