Is boxwood a toxic plant?
Yes, boxwood is a toxic plant. All plant parts are poisonous, especially the bark and leaves.
What are the boxwood components?
Steroidal Alkaloids: buxine, parabuxine, parabuxinina, cloprptobuxine, buixidine, buxenone, buxandrine, buxinamine, bebeerine, bebbuxine, buxalphine, buxamine, buxaminol, buxanine, buxatine, cyclovirobuxineD and derivatives.
Effects of boxwood
- These alkaloids are toxic to animals. Poisoning have occurred in humans.
- Essential oils of the plant are probably toxic.
Intoxication with boxwood
- Diarrhea and digestive disorders can be side effects in treatments with boxwood.
Precautions with boxwood
- Do not take internal treatments with boxwood. For all its applications, there are other no toxic natural remedies. See the list of natural remedies that we have in Botanical-online.
- Do not take boxwood if you are pregnant or lactating.
- Do not use in children under 15 years.
- It is recommended not to use this plant for internal use.
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