Sage herb should be
used with some caution in some conditons like pregnancy, breast
feeding, post partum period, by epilepsy patients. There are many
concerns over the Thujone content. Find the more details and enjoy the
medicinal plant with freedom of knowledge.
This herb should be avoided during pregnancy. It has
emmenagogue property that is why it it can cause uterine contractions.
Post-partum period is the right time to use this herb. It will
help in the earlier discharge of lochia and help in involution of
uterus i.e. restoration of the normal shape of uterus after
parturition. The involution period usually takes at least six weeks.
The cold tea or cold infusion should be avoided during the
period a mother is breast feeding the child. Hot tea is good during
this period. At the time when a mother desires weaning the child off
the breast feeding, she can take cold tea or infusion. It will help in
drying up the milk in the breast.
Sage and its oil possess the epeleptiform convulsant property.
It should not be used by the patients of epilepsy or seizures.
Due to the presence of alpha and beta thujones, there are some concerns regarding its internal use. When it is consumed in large dosage regularly over a period of several weeks, thujone may cause in some individuals confusion and slightly increased heart rate (Not to the proportion of Tachycardia).
Sufficiently large intake of this herb might cause convulsions. The thujone is present in greater amount in alcoholic extract of the herb in comparison to the aqueous extract.
Sage oil should first be diluted in a cup or glass of water before internal use.
External application of this herb is fully safe even on daily use. Don't swallow the gargles as there might be some microbial infections in the oral cavity or throat. The tender branch that is used for herbal toothbrush cum toothpaste should be crushed with teeth and then rubbed over the teeth and gums. The saliva shouldn't be swallowed.
There is lack of proper research studies regarding drug herb interactions. And this herb is consumed in so many culinary items and other food articles as sausages and others that there are little chance of its interacting in dangerous way. Over the time more studies would be coming in this regard.