Despite serious safety concerns, hemp agrimony is sometimes used for liver and gallbladder disorders, skin infections, colds, and fever. There is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Liver disorders.
- Gallbladder disorders.
- Other conditions.
When applied to the skin: It is LIKELY UNSAFE to apply hemp agrimony to broken skin. The dangerous chemicals in hemp agrimony can be absorbed quickly through broken skin and can lead to dangerous body-wide toxicity. Steer clear of skin products that aren't certified and labeled "hepatotoxic PA-free." There isn't enough reliable information to know if it's safe to apply hemp agrimony to unbroken skin. It's best to avoid use.
Special Precautions and Warnings
It's not known whether products that are certified hepatotoxic PA-free are safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid using any hemp agrimony preparation if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Allergy to ragweed and related plants: Hemp agrimony may cause an allergic reaction in people who are allergic to the Asteraceae/Compositae plant family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking hemp agrimony.
Liver disease: There is concern that the hepatotoxic PAs in hemp agrimony might make liver disease worse.
Medications that increase break down of other medications by the liver (Cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) inducers) interacts with HEMP AGRIMONY
Hemp agrimony is broken down by the liver. Some chemicals that form when the liver breaks down hemp agrimony can be harmful. Medications that cause the liver to break down hemp agrimony might enhance the toxic effects of chemicals contained in hemp agrimony.
Some of these medicines include carbamazepine (Tegretol), phenobarbital, phenytoin (Dilantin), rifampin, rifabutin (Mycobutin), and others.
Medications that can harm the liver (Hepatotoxic drugs) interacts with HEMP AGRIMONY
Hemp agrimony might harm the liver. Taking hemp agrimony along with medication that might also harm the liver can increase the risk of liver damage. Do not take hemp agrimony if you are taking a medication that can harm the liver.
Some medications that can harm the liver include acetaminophen (Tylenol and others), amiodarone (Cordarone), carbamazepine (Tegretol), isoniazid (INH), methotrexate (Rheumatrex), methyldopa (Aldomet), fluconazole (Diflucan), itraconazole (Sporanox), erythromycin (Erythrocin, Ilosone, others), phenytoin (Dilantin), lovastatin (Mevacor), pravastatin (Pravachol), simvastatin (Zocor), and many others.
Be cautious with this combination
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