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The benefits and harms of Sorrel

The use of sorrel

For medicinal purposes using all parts of the plant. The use of sorrel relieves scurvy, beriberi, anemia. Due to the high content of vitamin C, increases iron absorption, and as a consequence increases haemoglobin in the blood. Sorrel in large doses, can be used as a laxative, but in small as a fixing.

Gastritis with weak secretion of gastric juice consumption increases the acidity and normalize digestion. Small doses of oxalic juice have a choleretic effect on the body. Folk medicine advises to use the infusion of the leaves and roots of the plant as a styptic and anti-inflammatory drugs.Benefits of sorrel

The green part, and the fruits of sorrel has astringent, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antitoxic properties. A decoction of the young leaves improves biliary excretion, liver and intestines, acts as an antidote when poisoning. A decoction of the roots of sorrel heals bloody diarrhea, back pain and rheumatism. Sorrel is used to treat colitis, enterocolitis, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and hemorrhoids.



A large supply of vitamins (particularly ascorbic acid) can solve the problem with the spring beriberi. Young green leaves of the plants cover a large part of the deficiency of vitamins. Sorrel is used successfully for the treatment of heart and blood vessels. Oxalic acid removes from the body harmful cholesterol, supports muscles and nerves toned.

Harm sorrel

Despite all the beneficial properties of plants, to abuse them is not desirable. Excessive consumption of sorrel can cause kidney stones. Sorrel is not recommended to include in the diet for inflammation in the kidneys and intestines, gastritis with high acidity, peptic ulcer disease and in disorders of water-salt metabolism. Sorrel does not allow the calcium to be absorbed fully, which can lead to the development of osteoporosis. The excess of oxalic acid leads to gout and uremia. The first sign of these serious diseases is sugar and salt Davlekanovo of calcium in the urine.