Last update: Sept. 26, 2015
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.
Flowers are used for infusions. It contains 15 to 30% of organic acids (hibíscicum, malic, citric, tartaric and ascorbic acids) and 1 to 2% of anthocyanosides (hibiscin, delphinidin) and phytosterols. Devoid of toxicity.
It is used in soft drinks (social drink in tropical America, Africa and Asia) and as flavor and color enhancer.
Properties attributed without clinical evidence: spasmolytic, vasoprotective, diuretic, liver protection and hypotensive effect.
The Commission E of the German Ministry of Health does not consider sufficiently proven its therapeutic effectiveness.
It has not been showed an increased antioxidant capacity in the milk of women who drank this tea or mixture with other plants.
There is no evidence of its effectiveness as galactogogue. The studies done in this regard mixed various herbal products and are methodologically very flawed.
The best galactagogue is a frequent on-demand breastfeeding together with proper technique.
We do not have alternatives for Hibiscus 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.
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