Pansy toxicity

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TOXICITY OF PANSY – DANGERS OF PANSY

Is pansy a toxic plant?

Pansy flower
Photo of pansy

No, pansy is not a toxic plant. It is considered safe in recommended doses and in healthy adults.

Adverse effects and toxicity of pansy

  • Pansy is not a poisonous plant and its potential toxicity is mainly due to improper use or when taken in doses higher than recommended.
  • Pansy is generally considered a safe plant. Its possible effects may be due to its content of saponins.
  • Saponins (violin) are found in higher concentrations in the roots, which are not typically used in herbal medicine for its emetic and purgative effects.
  • The aerial part of the plant contains low doses of saponins, but, taken in high doses, it can also be vomitive.

Pansy during pregnancy and lactation

It is not known if this plant is safe during pregnancy and lactation.

Due to its saponins content, it should be contraindicated.

Caution is advised regarding its use. You’d better consult with your doctor.

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

15 April, 2020

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