February 6, 2016


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How does Sorrel work?

Sorrel contains tannins which have an astringent effect to reduce mucous production.

Are there safety concerns?

Sorrel seems to be safe for most people when used in small amounts as part of a combination product containing gentian root, European elder flower, verbena, and cowslip flower (SinuComp, Sinupret). There isn't enough information to know if sorrel is safe when used in medicinal amounts other than as part of the combination product. The combination product can cause digestive system upset and occasionally allergic skin rash.

When taken in large amounts, sorrel might increase the risk of developing kidney stones.

Do not use sorrel if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have kidney disease.

Dosing considerations for Sorrel.

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

  • For sinus infections: A specific combination product containing 36 mg of sorrel, plus 12 mg of gentian root, and 36 mg each of European elder flower, verbena, and cowslip flower three times daily.

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