Last update: July 1, 2015

Lime Flower

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding

Safe. Compatible.
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Inflorescences and branches of tree are used. It contains flavonoids, essential oil, and tannins.

Unproven effects: sedative, hypnotic, cough relief.

Indication by the Commission E of German Ministry of Health: non productive cough, bronchitis.

Indication by the European Drug Agency (EDA): cough relief, mild sedative.

On latest update relevant data on breastfeeding was not found.

Toxin-free product. Extract and infusion are used for treatment of colicky pain in infants without proven benefit.

Considered compatible with breastfeeding whenever abusive use is avoided.


We do not have alternatives for Lime Flower 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.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

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  1. Vanaclocha B, Cañigueral S. 1992- 2021. Disponible en: Abstract
  2. Consolini AE, Ragone MI. Patterns of self-medication with medicinal plants and related adverse events--a South American survey. Curr Drug Saf. 2010 Abstract
  3. WHO. World Health Organization. WHO monographs on medicinal plants commonly used in the Newly Independent States (NIS). WHO monographs. 2010 Full text (in our servers)
  4. [No authors listed] Management of insomnia: a place for traditional herbal remedies. Prescrire Int. 2005 Abstract
  5. Romero-Jiménez M, Campos-Sánchez J, Analla M, Muñoz-Serrano A, Alonso-Moraga A. Genotoxicity and anti-genotoxicity of some traditional medicinal herbs. Mutat Res. 2005 Abstract

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