Pansy contraindications

This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.

WHEN IS PANSY CONTRAINDICATED?

What is pansy and what is it used for?

Pansy is a plant of the same family than violet, which has similar components as mucilage, beta carotene, tocopherol, flavonoids, salicylic acid and salicylates (0.1%).

Pansy has diuretic, depurative, emollient, laxative, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.

Pansy flower
Photo of pansy

What contraindications does pansy present?

  • Pregnancy and lactation: We do not know how safe this plant is during pregnancy and lactation due to its content of saponins, especially the root.
  • People who are taking medication: they should consult their doctor before using this plant because of its diuretic effects.
  • It is generally considered a safe plant for healthy adults.

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

15 April, 2020

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