Last update: April 17, 2016
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
Bush leaves are used.
The essential oil contains eugenol and cineol
Properties attributed are: digestive, expectorant, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.
On topical use, cases of allergic reactions have been reported.
Risk of confusion with laurel-cherry which is very toxic.
At latest update no published data were found on excretion into breast milk.
Plant widely used as a culinary spice and herbal teas. Given their lack of toxicity at correct doses, a moderate consumption during lactation would have little or no risk.
When topically used, do not apply on the chest to prevent infant ingestion; If necessary, apply after a meal and clean thoroughly with water before the next one.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
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