May 26, 2016

Wood Sage

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What other names is Wood Sage known by?

Altamisa Real, Ambroise, Baume Sauvage, Escorodonia, Fausse Menthe, Faux Scordion, Faux Scordium, Garlic Sage, Germandrée des Bois, Germandrée Scorodoine, Germandrina de Bosque, Hind Heal, Large-Leaved Germander, Sauge des Bois, Sauge des Montagnes, Sauge Sauvage, Teucrium scorodonia.

What is Wood Sage?

Wood sage is an herb. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

People take wood sage for digestive tract disorders, tuberculosis, swollen airways, throat spasms, high blood pressure, wounds, and liver disorders.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Stomach and intestinal problems.
  • Tuberculosis.
  • Swollen airways.
  • Throat spasms.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Wounds.
  • Liver problems.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of wood sage for these uses.

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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