CONTRAINDICATIONS OF AGRIMONY
What is agrimony?
Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria) is a perennial herbaceous plant, found in most of Europe, northern Asia and parts of North Africa.
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What is agrimony used for?
The plant is rich in essential oils, which may have contraindications.
* More information about the toxicity and side effects of agrimony in the listing above.
What are the contraindications of agrimony?
- Pregnancy: agrimony is known as a plant that influences menstrual cycles. Do not take agrimony if pregnant.
- Gallbladder stones: Agrimony has stimulatory effects on the liver, so you should not take it without medical supervision if have suffered a colic or stones in the gallbladder. Stimulation of the liver could result in expulsion of gall stones and hepatic duct obstruction.
- Treatments with anticoagulants: plant coumarins are natural anticoagulants components, and may potentiate the effect of other drugs or anticoagulants plants.
- Treatments for high blood pressure: the liverwort may influence drug for high and low blood pressure. Consult your doctor before taking agrimony if you are being treated for hypertension or hypotension.
- Avoid prolonged sun exposure after handling agrimony. It contains substances that cause photosensitivity and sun exposure can cause dermatitis.
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