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Spinach Information & Purchase

Also Known As:

Épinard, Épinard à Épines, Épinard sans Épines, Épinard à Feuilles de Laitue, Espinaca, Espinacas, Gros Épinard, Spinaciae Folium, Spinatblatter.

Scientific Name:

Spinacia oleracea, synonyms Spinacia inermis, Spinacia spinosa. Family: Chenopodiaceae.

People Use This For:

Orally, spinach is used for gastrointestinal complaints and fatigue. It is also used as a blood-builder, an appetite stimulant, for stimulating growth in children, and during convalescence.
In foods, spinach is a commonly consumed vegetable.

Safety:

LIKELY SAFE ...when used in amounts commonly found in foods.
CHILDREN: LIKELY UNSAFE ...when used orally in infants under 4 months old; the nitrate content can cause methemoglobinemia.
PREGNANCY AND LACTATION: LIKELY SAFE ...when used in amounts commonly found in foods; avoid medicinal amounts.

Effectiveness:

There is insufficient reliable information available about the effectiveness of spinach.

Mechanism of Action:

The applicable part of spinach is the leaf. Spinach contains vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, magnesium, and nitrates. It also contains triterpene saponins and oxalic acid. Spinach is thought to have hypoglycemic effects. Consumption of fresh spinach is associated with a decreased risk of stomach cancer in humans. Preliminary research suggests that compounds contained in spinach might slow aging effects on the nervous system.

Adverse Reactions:

Orally, spinach may cause methemoglobinemia in infants younger than 4 months old.

Interactions with Herbs & Supplements:

CALCIUM: Concurrent use might decrease mineral absorption. Spinach contains oxalate, which can bind multivalent metal ions in the gastrointestinal tract and decrease mineral absorption.
IRON: Concurrent use might decrease mineral absorption. Spinach contains oxalate, which can bind multivalent metal ions in the gastrointestinal tract and decrease mineral absorption.
ZINC: Concurrent use might decrease mineral absorption. Spinach contains oxalate, which can bind multivalent metal ions in the gastrointestinal tract and decrease mineral absorption.

Interactions with Drugs:

ANTIDIABETES DRUGS Interaction Rating = Moderate Be cautious with this combination. Monitor blood glucose level closely due to claims that spinach leaves have hypoglycemic effects.
WARFARIN (Coumadin) Interaction Rating = Moderate Be cautious with this combination. Spinach contains vitamin K. Individuals using anticoagulants should consume a consistent daily amount to maintain the effect of anticoagulant therapy.

Interactions with Foods:

CALCIUM, IRON, ZINC: Concurrent use might decrease mineral absorption from foods. Spinach contains oxalate, which can bind multivalent metal ions in the gastrointestinal tract and decrease mineral absorption.

Interactions with Lab Tests:

INTERNATIONAL NORMALIZED RATIO (INR)/PROTHROMBIN TIME (PT): Theoretically, spinach might decrease coagulation test results due to high vitamin K content.

Interactions with Diseases or Conditions:

DIABETES: Theoretically, spinach may interfere with blood glucose control.
KIDNEY DISEASE: Spinach may cause formation of insoluble oxalate crystals in the kidneys causing further damage.
SURGERY: Spinach might affect blood glucose levels. Theoretically, spinach might interfere with blood glucose control during and after surgical procedures.
Tell patients to discontinue spinach at least 2 weeks before elective surgical procedures.

Dosage/Administration:

No typical dosage.

Comments:

None.

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