Sorrel side effects

(Rumex acetosa)

Consequences of taking sorrel


Contact dermatitis with fresh plant: Touching this plant can bve responssible for manyu cases of skin dermatitis.

Intestinal disorders: Sorrel can cause digestive problems such as:

Abdominal pain


– Cramps


– Swollen belly.

To reduce cramping, intestinal gas and discomfort, it can be combined with anise or fennel.

Allergy: pollen of this plant can cause allergies.

Oxalates: 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.

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

19 March, 2019

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