Sweet Vernal Grass (Anthoxanthum odoratum)
Anthoxanthum odoratum, Chiendent Odorant, Flouve Odorante, Grass, Spring Grass.
Sweet vernal grass is a plant. The whole plant is used to make medicine.
Despite serious safety concerns, people take sweet vernal grass for headache, nausea, sleeplessness, and conditions of the urinary tract.
In Russia, sweet vernal grass is used as an ingredient in certain brandies.
In foods, sweet vernal grass is used as a flavoring agent.
Sweet vernal grass contains ingredients that can thin the blood.
Insufficient Evidence for:
Urinary tract problems.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of sweet vernal grass for these uses.
Sweet vernal grass is UNSAFE. It contains a chemical that can slow blood clotting. In addition, sweet vernal grass can cause side effects such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headaches, sleeplessness, and liver problems.
There isn’t enough information available to know whether it is safe to apply sweet vernal grass directly to the skin.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
It is UNSAFE for anyone to use sweet vernal grass, but some people have extra reasons not to use it:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s UNSAFE to take sweet vernal grass if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. It contains a chemical that might slow blood clotting.
Surgery: Sweet vernal grass can slow blood clotting. There is concern that it might cause extra bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using sweet vernal grass at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Moderate Interaction. Be cautious with this combination:
Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs) interacts with SWEET VERNAL GRASS
Sweet vernal grass can slow blood clotting. Taking sweet vernal grass along with medications that also slow clotting can increase the chances of bruising and bleeding.
Some medications that slow blood clotting include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, others), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, warfarin (Coumadin), and others.