Parts Used: Herb
Oxalates (oxalic acid), tannins, anthracene derivatives: emodin, chrysophanol, rhein , glycosides, hyperoside, quinoids, phenylpropanoid, flavonoids, quercitin-3-D-galactoside.
Major Safety Issues:
- Not recommended during pregnancy.
- Sheep’s Sorrel should be avoided in patients with kidney stones due to its high oxalic content.
- No to be taken at the same time as minerals supplements such as iron and calcium (the absorption of which is potentially inhibited by oxalates)
- One case of toxicity in a human has been reported for Sorrel soup.
- Caution with anyone undergoing conventional chemotherapy due to the potential for herb-drug interactions.