ADVERSE EFFECTS OF MEADOWSWEET
Contact dermatitis from the fresh plant. It described that salicylates present in the plant may produce reactions in skin rash.
Allergy: the plant can cause allergies.
Irritation of the urinary tract, especially when plant extracts are administered.
Tinnitus: salicylates can cause tinnitus.
- The salicylates may have effects on blood clotting and blood sugar levels, so should exercise caution people with diabetes.
Pregnancy and lactation
– Meadowsweet is not adequate during pregnancy and lactation, so it is contraindicated.
Salicylates cross the placental barrier and breast until the fetus or baby. In the latter case, salicylates in breast milk can cause rashes on the baby.
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