Last update: Sept. 29, 2015
Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully.
Use safer alternative or interrupt breastfeeding 3 to 7 T ½ (elimination half-lives).
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Leaves and bark are used.
It contains alkaloids (boldine), essential oil (ascaridol), coumarins and tannins.
Properties attributed are: digestive, cholagogue, diuretic.
Indications Commission E of the German Ministry of Health: dyspepsia.
The essential oil is toxic and very irritating because the content of ascaridol. There have appeared states of hallucination, behavioral disturbances and liver toxicity after consumption of boldo tea.
At last update there were not found published data on excretion in breast milk. Given its toxicity it seems prudent not to consume while breastfeeding or do so only occasionally.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.
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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Confederación Nacional de Pediatría (CONAPEME) from Mexico
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