Last update: April 17, 2016

Cilantro

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding


Safe. Compatible.
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.

The fruit of the herb is used.
It contains essential oil which is rich in coriandrol.
Properties following the Commission E of the German Health Ministry: dyspepsia, lack of appetite.

At latest update no published data were found on excretion into breast milk.
Plant widely used in many cultures. Given their lack of toxicity at correct doses, a moderate consumption during lactation would have little or no risk.

There is no evidence of its effectiveness as a galactagogue. Reportedly, a case of serious poisoning occurred after excessive consumption for galactagogue purposes.
The most effective way to achieve a galactagogue effect should be a frequent on-demand breastfeeding and a proper technique.

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Cilantro since it is relatively safe.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

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

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

Other names

Cilantro is also known as Coriander. Here it is a list of alternative known names::


Cilantro in other languages or writings:

Tradenames

Main tradenames from several countries containing Cilantro in its composition:

  • Agua del Carmen™. Contains other elements than Cilantro in its composition
  • Eau des Carmes (Belgium)™. Contains other elements than Cilantro in its composition
  • Pruina™. Contains other elements than Cilantro in its composition
  • Salutaris™. Contains other elements than Cilantro in its composition
  • Wunderbalsam™. Contains other elements than Cilantro in its composition

References

  1. ABM: Brodribb W. ABM Clinical Protocol #9: Use of Galactogogues in Initiating or Augmenting Maternal Milk Production, Second Revision 2018. Breastfeed Med. 2018 Jun;13(5):307-314 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  2. ABM. Academy Of Breastfeeding Medicine Protocol Committee. ABM Clinical Protocol #9: Use of galactogogues in initiating or augmenting the rate of maternal milk secretion (First Revision January 2011). Breastfeed Med. 2011 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  3. ABM. Comité de Protocolos de la Academia Médica de Lactancia Materna. ABM Protocolo Clínico #9: Uso de Galactogogos para Iniciar o aumentar la tasa de secreción de Leche Materna. Breastfeed Med. 2011 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  4. Esiyok D, Otles S, Akcicek E. Herbs as a food source in Turkey. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2004 Abstract
  5. Zabihi E, Abdollahi M. Endocrinotoxicity induced by Coriandrum sativa: a case report. WHO Drug Information Vol. 16, No. 1 2002 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

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