Last update May 11, 2019
A shrub which is native to the Mediterranean area.
Its fruit contains a large amount of sugar and phenols such as gallic acid, flavonoids (anthocyanins), fatty acids (linolenic, linoleic and oleic), vitamins C and E and minerals.
The leaves contain arbutin and hydroquinone derivatives.
The fruit is edible, and can be used to make jams and alcoholic beverages. Very mature fruit contains a small proportion of alcohol.
Astringent, diuretic and urinary antiseptic properties are attributed to decoctions of the leaves, properties which have not been proven.
It is a plant which is devoid of toxicity.
Since the last update we have not found any published data on its excretion in breast milk.
Given its lack of toxicity at correct doses, its moderate consumption can be considered compatible with breastfeeding.
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