Last update: July 10, 2017

Golden Seal

Low Risk for breastfeeding


Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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This plant belongs to Ranunculaceae (Buttercup) family. Rhizomes are used. It contains benzyl-iso-quinoleinic- type alkaloids like Hydrastine, Berberine and Protoberberine. The Commission E of German Ministry of Health does not recognize any effectiveness of it. Popularly used as healing agent, vein-protector, stomachic, and antiseptic on varicose vein, hemorrhoids and oral sores. No problem when topically used. When taken by mouth it may induce blood hypertension and others side effects attributable to Berberine. (See Oregon grape and Barberry)


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Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Golden Seal.

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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References

  1. Mannion C, Mansell D. Breastfeeding self-efficacy and the use of prescription medication: a pilot study. Obstet Gynecol Int. 2012;2012:562704. Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  2. WHO. World Health Organization. Geneva. WHO monographs on selected medicinal plants. Volume 3. p 338-348. WHO monographs. 2007 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  3. WHO. World Health Organization. Geneva. WHO monographs on selected medicinal plants. Volume I. WHO monographs 1999 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

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