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 below.

What components does agrimony have?

Agrimony contraindications
Photo of agrimony

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.

More information on agrimony

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

17 May, 2023

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