Last update Jan. 8, 2022
It iss a pine native to the Mediterranean region.
The buds, leaves, young branches and bark are used. The leaves and buds contain turpentine, essential oil and rosin. The bark contains flavonoids and anthocyanosides, turpentine, tannins, and pynogenol. It also contains leucocyanidol, with anti-hemorrhagic properties. Properties attributed as vasoprotectors and antioxidants. Commission E of the German Ministry of Health approves the use of essential oil and turpentine in respiratory colds and topical use in arthralgias, myalgias and neuralgias.
Since the last update we have not found any published data on its excretion in breast milk.
Except for turpentine, pine extracts are devoid of toxicity and used sparingly are compatible with breastfeeding.
Precautions when taking plant preparations (Anderson 2017, Powers 2015, Posadzki 2013, Efferth 2011, Kopec 1999, Hsu 1995):
We do not have alternatives for Maritime pine.
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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