February 10, 2016

Wood Sorrel

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How does Wood Sorrel work?

There isn't enough information to know how wood sorrel works.

Are there safety concerns?

Wood sorrel is UNSAFE, especially when used in children or when used in higher doses. Wood sorrel can cause diarrhea, nausea, increased urination, skin reactions, stomach and intestine irritation, swelling of the mouth, tongue and throat, with difficulty in speaking and suffocation, eye damage, and kidney damage. Taking wood sorrel by mouth can lead to crystals forming in the blood and depositing in the kidneys, blood vessels, heart, lungs, and liver.

Wood sorrel can decrease the absorption of the minerals calcium, iron, and zinc.

Do not give wood sorrel to children.

Do not use wood sorrel if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have had kidney stones.
  • You have ulcers.
  • You have blood clotting problems.

Dosing considerations for Wood Sorrel.

The appropriate dose of wood sorrel depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for wood sorrel. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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