Last update: Dec. 31, 2018
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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Climbing plant which is native from Peru.
It is mainly used the bark of branches, leaves and roots as well.
It contains oxindole alkaloids, steroids, ursolic acid and polyphenols, among other components.
Commonly used as anti-inflammatory on arthritis, rheumatism and gastric ulcer. These anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, antioxidant and anti-infective properties are being studied. The degree of evidence available is not as high because of poor quality of the studies performed.
At latest update relevant published data on its excretion into breast milk were not found.
This plant is lacking of toxicity. Given to this, occasional and moderate consumption during lactation would have little or no risk, when used at a correct dose.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
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