Last update Aug. 18, 2021
The root and leaves are used.
Contains mucilage, allantoin, phenolic acids (rosmarinic acid) and pyrrolizidine alkaloids (Fitoterapia.net).
Properties attributed without clear evidence of efficacy: topical anti-inflammatory.
Indications from Commission E of the German Ministry of Health (Blumenthal 1998) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA 2015 and 2009): bruises on intact skin.
Topical cutaneous administration on intact skin.
At the date of the last update, the authors did not find any published data on its excretion in breast milk.
The small dose and poor plasma absorption of most topical dermatological preparations make it unlikely that a significant amount will pass into breast milk.
Avoid putting on wounds or oral ingestion. Do not apply to the breasts or to areas of the mother’s skin with which the infant may come into contact.
Due to the content of pyrrolizidine alkaloids, which are hepatotoxic, carcinogenic and mutagenic, this plant is included in several lists of unauthorized products (EMA 2015, ONU 2005, MSC 2004, FDA 2001).
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