Can preparations with pomegranate be toxic?
The prepared root and stem bark of pomegranate contain toxic alkaloids (especially peletierine and pseudopeletierine) and tannins.
Used improperly, preparations of pomegranate can cause damage to the body, so it not recommended to use them in homemade preparations.
What are the symptoms of poisoning with pomegranate bark?
Among the most characteristic symptoms, we have the following:
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Cramps, tingling and tremors.
- Depression and weakness.
- In severe cases, convulsions, respiratory failure and death by paralysis.
What are the contraindications of pomegranate bark?
It is contraindicated for pregnant women, nursing mothers, children under 5 years and for depressed or very nervous people.
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