Last update: Sept. 19, 2016
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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Climbing plant. The female inflorescences or flower tips are used.
It contains phloroglucinols, estrogenic, quercetin, kaempferol, tannins, phenolic acids essential oil and flavonoids. One of its components, 8-prenylnaringenin (8-PN) is the most powerful phytoestrogen known.
Properties that are attributed: hypnotic, sedative, orexigenic.
It is used as a flavoring and stabilizer of the beer.
Indications German Commission E Ministry of Health, EMA and ESCOP: insomnia, nervousness, anxiety
There is no scientific evidence showing an improvement in milk production.
A possible estrogenic effect may be a decrease in milk production.
The best galactogogue is a frequent and on-demand breastfeeding along with proper technique.
During breastfeeding its consumption should be moderate or occasional.
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 Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine from United States of America
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