Last update: July 12, 2016
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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The root of this herb that is native from Southern Africa is used.
It contains iridoids as harpagoside and phytosterols and flavonoids.
Traditional indications are not based on clinical evidence: relief of pain and joint inflammation, dyspepsia, flatulence and anorexia.
At latest update no published data on excretion into breast milk was found.
Given the lack of therapeutic effectiveness and the likelihood of adverse gastrointestinal side effects, it seems prudent to avoid using this herb during lactation, otherwise do it on a moderate or occasional basis.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
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