Last update: Aug. 30, 2018

Sideritis raeseri, Sideritis scardica

Low Risk for breastfeeding


Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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The flowering tops of the plant are used.
It contains flavonoids, diterpenes, essential oil, lignans, sterols, coumarins and iridoids. Indications and traditional properties attributed to it without conclusive clinical evidence (EMA 2016, González 2011): anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antitussive, digestive, carminative, antiulcer and antimicrobial.

Since the last update we have not found published data on its excretion in breastmilk.

It is a plant which is devoid of toxicity and has few published side effects. Given its lack of toxicity at correct doses, moderate consumption would be compatible with breastfeeding.

Precautions when taking plant preparations:
1. Make sure they are from a reliable source: poisonings have occurred due to confusion of one plant with another with toxic properties, poisonings due to heavy metals that are extracted from the soil and food poisoning due to contamination with bacteria or fungi (Anderson 2017).
2. Do not take in excess; follow recommendations from experts in phytotherapy. "Natural" products are not good in any quantity: plants contain active substances from which much of our traditional pharmacopoeia has been obtained and can cause poisoning or act as endocrine disruptors (contain phytoestrogens: Powers 2015, Zava 1998) if consumed in exaggerated quantity or periods of time.

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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Other names

Sideritis raeseri, Sideritis scardica is Ironwort in Latin, botanical name.

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References

  1. Anderson PO. Herbal Use During Breastfeeding. Breastfeed Med. 2017 Abstract
  2. EMA-CHM. European Union herbal monograph on Sideritis scardica Griseb.; Sideritis clandestina; Sideritis raeseri; Sideritis syriaca L., herba. Community Herbal Monograph. 2016 Full text (in our servers)
  3. Powers CN, Setzer WN. A molecular docking study of phytochemical estrogen mimics from dietary herbal supplements. In Silico Pharmacol. 2015 Mar 22;3:4. Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  4. González-Burgos E, Carretero ME, Gómez-Serranillos MP. Sideritis spp.: uses, chemical composition and pharmacological activities--a review. J Ethnopharmacol. 2011 Abstract
  5. Zava DT, Dollbaum CM, Blen M. Estrogen and progestin bioactivity of foods, herbs, and spices. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med. 1998 Abstract

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