Last update Aug. 26, 2021
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 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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