Spinach contains high levels of vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, magnesium, nitrates, lutein, zeaxanthin, beta-carotene, and folic acid.
People use spinach for obesity, memory and thinking skills, muscle strength, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for SPINACH overview.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Children: Eating spinach as a food is likely safe for children who are more than 4 months old. But spinach is likely unsafe for infants younger than 4 months old. The nitrates in spinach can sometimes cause a blood disorder (methemoglobinemia) in young infants.
Allergies: People who are sensitive to latex or certain molds are more likely to have allergic responses to spinach. Also, people who are allergic to foods like chard and beets are more likely to have allergic responses to spinach.
Kidney disorders: Spinach might cause hard crystals to form in the kidneys. These crystals won't dissolve and might make kidney disorders worse.
Warfarin (Coumadin) interacts with SPINACH
Spinach contains large amounts of vitamin K. Vitamin K is used by the body to help blood clot. Warfarin is used to slow blood clotting. By helping the blood clot, spinach might decrease the effects of warfarin. Be sure to have your blood checked regularly. The dose of your warfarin might need to be changed.
Be cautious with this combination
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