Last update July 11, 2016
Very Low Risk
Herbaceous plant widely used since ancient times in the cuisine of many societies as salad and more recently as a substitute or adulterant of coffee.
In traditional medicine the root is used. It contains inulin (fructose polymer) and lactones.
Unproven properties: laxative, aperitif, digestive and choleretic. Indications by Commission E of the German Ministry of Health: anorexia, dyspepsia.
At latest update no published data on excretion into breast milk was found.
Given its lack of toxicity, moderate consumption would be compatible with breastfeeding.
Extracts that contain Inulin are added to artificial infant formulas (beginning-type) to fight constipation.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.
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