Last update Aug. 26, 2021


High Risk

Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully. Use safer alternative or interrupt breastfeeding 3 to 7 T ½ (elimination half-lives). Read the Comment.

Leaves of tree are used. Contains essential oil (Eucalyptol or 1,8-cineol), tannins, terpenes, flavonoids, phenolic acids.
Suggested properties (not clinically tested): Expectorant, Mucolytic, Anti-septic.

On last update no relevant published data on breastfeeding were found.

Because of essential oil toxicity its use is not recommended except with of an occasional and moderate manner. Produces a change in odour and flavour of milk that may cause rejection by the infant.

When topically used it is safe while breastfeeding provided it is not applied on the nipple.

Eucalyptol is neurotoxic and may induce seizures. An over-dosing is potentially lethal.

Not indicated for children under 30 months old.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team, 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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