Last update: Aug. 26, 2014
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
The whole herb is used. It contains lactones, flavonoids, tannins and minerals. Unproven effects are: orexigenic and carminative. Indications according to Commission E of German Ministry of Health: anorexia, dyspepsia. Maximal dose: 6 g/day. It may cause vomiting and digestive irritation.
We do not have alternatives for Cnicus Benedictus since it is relatively safe.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
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