Solomon's Seal

18/Description

About

Solomon's seal is an herb. It is used to make medicine.

Solomon's seal is used to treat lung disorders, reduce swelling (inflammation), and to dry out tissue and draw it together (as an astringent).

Some people apply Solomon's seal directly to the skin for bruises, ulcers, or boils on the fingers, hemorrhoids, skin redness, and water retention (edema).

How it works

Solomon's seal contains chemicals that might decrease blood sugar levels.

Effectiveness

Not Proven
Lung disorders
Swelling (inflammation)
Other conditions
Bruises
Boils on the fingers
Hemorrhoids
Skin redness
Other conditions

Concerns

Solomon's seal is safe for most adults when taken for short time periods. It can cause some side effects such as diarrhea, stomach complaints, and nausea when taken for long time periods or in large doses.

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Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: not enough is known about the use of solomon's seal duringpregnancyandbreast-feeding. stay on the safe side and avoid use.Are there any interactions with medications?

Diabetes: Solomon's seal might decrease blood sugar levels. There is some concern that it might interfere with blood sugar control. If you use Solomon's seal and take diabetes medications, monitor your blood sugar closely.

Surgery: Solomon's seal might lower blood sugar levels. There s a concern that it might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Stop using Solomon's seal at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Interactions

Always consult with your doctor.
Moderate
Chlorpropamide (Diabinese)

Chlorpropamide (Diabinese) is used to decrease blood sugar in people with diabetes. Solomon's seal might also decrease blood sugar. Taking Solomon's seal along with chlorpropamide (Diabinese) might cause your blood sugar to go too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of your chlorpropamide (Diabinese) might need to be changed.

Insulin

Solomon's seal might decrease blood sugar. Insulin is also used to decrease blood sugar. Taking Solomon's seal along with insulin might cause your blood sugar to be too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of your insulin might need to be changed.

Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs)

Solomon's seal might decrease blood sugar. Diabetes medications are also used to lower blood sugar. Taking Solomon's seal along with diabetes medications might cause your blood sugar to go too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of your diabetes medication might need to be changed.Some medications used for diabetes include glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase), insulin, pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), glipizide (Glucotrol), tolbutamide (Orinase), and others.

The information provided on this page is for reference purposes and is not meant to be used as a medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with a medical professional.