Agrimony toxicity


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.

Agrimony contraindications

Photo of agrimony

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.

More information on agrimony in the listing above

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Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

19 March, 2019

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