Last update: March 22, 2018
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
Leaves of shrub are used for many purposes like: medicinal, culinary and aromatic.
It contains flavonoids, essential oil which is rich in citral and pertenes.
Attributed effects that have not been clinically tested: digestion improvement, antispasmodic.
The Commission E of German Ministry of Health does not credit any benefit for Health.
At latest update, relevant published data on excretion into breast milk were not found.
Widely used, especially in South America. Because of a lack of toxicity, the occasional or moderate consumption during breastfeeding is thought be of low or nil risk.
We do not have alternatives for Lemon Verbena 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.
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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Instituto de Salud Infantil, Grecia-Institute of Child's Health in Greece
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