Herb latin name: Oxalis barrelieri
Family: Oxalidaceae (Wood Sorrel Family)
Description of the plant:
Medicinal use of Oxalis barrelieri:None known
Known hazards of Oxalis barrelieri:The leaves contain oxalic acid, which gives them their sharp flavour. Perfectly all right in small quantities, the leaves should not be eaten in large amounts since oxalic acid can bind up the body's supply of calcium leading to nutritional deficiency. The quantity of oxalic acid will be reduced if the leaves are cooked. People with a tendency to rheumatism, arthritis, gout, kidney stones or hyperacidity should take especial caution if including this plant in their diet since it can aggravate their condition.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.