Is agrimony poisonous?
No, agrimony is not a toxic plant.
The plant is mainly used for the liver and as a vulnerary remedy.
However, agrimony is rich in tannins, coumarins and other components, which may have contraindications.
* More information about the contraindications and side effects of agrimony in the listing above.
What components does agrimony have?
This plant contains a bitter principle of glycoside (agrimonolide), catechists and ellagic tannins (up to 20%), silicic acid, ascorbic and ursolic acids, traces of essential oil, triterpene (alpha amyrin), coumarins, flavonoids (apigenin, quercetin, luteolin, rutin, catechin), glycosides of flavonoids (apigenin glycoside, quercetin glycoside), vitamins B and vitamin K.
Precautions with agrimony
– Do not take agrimony remedies if you are pregnant. The plant is known to intervene in menstrual cycles.
– If you are allergic to any plant,you must be cautious before taking agrimony, especially if you are allergic or sensitive to plants in the Rosaceae family.
– Avoid prolonged sun exposure after handling agrimony because it contains coumarin glycosides, substances that can cause photosensitivity with sun exposure, leading to dermatitis problems.
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3 March, 2021