Last update July 16, 2017
Very Low Risk
The seeds, bark and leaves are used. It contains Aescin and esculin (see specific info), with a vasoprotector effect and devoid of toxicity at normal doses.
At latest update no published data on excretion into breast milk was found.
Side effects are rare and mild.
The Commission E of German Ministry of Health does not contraindicate the use of seed extract during infancy.
Given its lack of toxicity at normal doses, a moderate consumption during lactation would pose a very low risk.
For topical preparations, do not apply it on the chest or thoroughly clean it up before breastfeeding.
We do not have alternatives for Horse Chestnut since it is relatively safe.
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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