Last update July 2, 2015
Very Low Risk
On latest update no relevant data related to breastfeeding were found. A widely used herb as condiment in food preparation and as infusion tea. Because a lack of toxicity when used at appropriate dose, infrequent or moderate use may be compatible while breastfeeding.
Shrub. Florid summits are used. Contains essential oil, (Thymol, Carvone) flavonoids, tannins, terpenes, Phytoestrogens and Phytogestagens.
Essential oil is irritant. Although Phytoestrogens are present in low amount, it is known that Estrogens can decrease milk production.
Unproven effects: expectorant, anti-spasmodic. (Not clinically tested)
Indications by European Medicines Agency (EMA) and Commission E of German Ministry of Health: dry cough, bronchitis.
We do not have alternatives for Thyme 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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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine - 2012 of United States of America
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