Last update: Sept. 13, 2005

Opuntia Ficus Indica

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding


Safe. Compatible.
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.

Leaves, flowers and fruits are used. It contains mucilage, flavonoids and tannins. The Commission E of the German Ministry of Health has not approved any medical indication of this plant. Traditionally used as a diuretic and astringent medication.

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Opuntia Ficus Indica 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

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Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

Other names

Opuntia Ficus Indica is also known as Prickly Pear. Here it is a list of alternative known names::


Group

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References

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