When one should not use sorrel?
– Skin rashes: Occasionally, this plant has produced skin rashes.
– Heartburn, gastritis and digestive ulcers: the leaves contain irritant principles for the digestive walls that can cause heartburn and pain or even ulcers in people with stomach problems.
– Kidney stones: Sorrel is very rich in oxalates. They form a compound with the calcium in the blood that accumulates in renal tubules, increasing the risk of kidney stones (nephrolithiasis).
* Nor should people take sorrel with nephritis and other kidney diseases.
– Intestinal diseases: sorrel contains anthraquinone components with laxative properties. In high doses they are irritating and have strong laxative effect.
* It is not recommended in case of Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome and colitis.
* People with chronic constipation should not take it as an usual laxative remedy as it is a stimulant laxative, which can cause intestinal dependency
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19 March, 2019