Last update Jan. 8, 2022


Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Shrub from Mexico and Brazil. Bark is used. It contains tannins, flavonoids, saponosides and alkaloids (indolalquilamine).  (

Alleged properties not well demostrated (Lammoglia 2012) are: analgesic, healing, bacteriostatic and fungicide. Topical cutaneous administration.  (

Since the last update we have not found any published data on its excretion in breast milk.

The poor plasma absorption of most topical dermatological preparations make it unlikely that a significant amount will pass into breast milk.

Do not apply on the breasts to prevent the infant from ingesting it; if necessary, apply after one feeding and clean well with water before the next.


We do not have alternatives for Tepescohuite 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.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

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José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

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  1. Vanaclocha B, Cañigueral S. 1992 - - Disponible en: Consulted on June 9, 2022 Abstract
  2. Lammoglia-Ordiales L, Vega-Memije ME, Herrera-Arellano A, Rivera-Arce E, Agüero J, Vargas-Martinez F, Contreras-Ruiz J. A randomised comparative trial on the use of a hydrogel with tepescohuite extract (Mimosa tenuiflora cortex extract-2G) in the treatment of venous leg ulcers. Int Wound J. 2012 Aug;9(4):412-8. Abstract

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