Last update: Jan. 12, 2015

Rosmary

Low Risk for breastfeeding


Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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Leaves and floral summits of shrub are used.

It contains essential oil (eucalyptol, camphor), flavonoids, terpene.

Scientifically non-proven effects: digestive, carminative, cholagogue. Topically used as anti-inflammatory and antiseptic.

Herb that is widely used as a condiment for culinary purposes and also as infusion for medicinal purposes. In some cultures (Eastern Europe), it is often consumed in pregnancy without reported harm effects.

At latest update, relevant published data on excretion into breast milk were not found.

Occasional consumption of infusion would be compatible with breastfeeding. The essence of Rosemary or essential oil would better be avoided while breastfeeding because of the convulsant property of Camphor.

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Rosmary.

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

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Other names

Rosmary is also known as Rosemary. Here it is a list of alternative known names::


Groups

Rosmary belongs to these groups or families:

Tradenames

Main tradenames from several countries containing Rosmary in its composition:

  • Optomega™. Contains other elements than Rosmary in its composition

References

  1. Kennedy DA, Lupattelli A, Koren G, Nordeng H. Herbal medicine use in pregnancy: results of a multinational study. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2013 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  2. Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products. Community herbal monograph on Rosmarinus officinalis. EMA. 2010 Full text (in our servers)
  3. WHO. World Health Organization. WHO monographs on selected medicinal plants. Volume 4. WHO monographs. 2009 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  4. Burkhard PR, Burkhardt K, Haenggeli CA, Landis T. Plant-induced seizures: reappearance of an old problem. J Neurol. 1999 Abstract

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