Last update: Dec. 8, 2017
Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully.
Use safer alternative or interrupt breastfeeding several T½.
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The leaves of the plant are used. Traditionally used as an antispasmodic, antiseptic, digestive and diuretic.
It contains 0.5-1% essential oil formed by ESTRAGOLE (Fraternale 2015), with genotoxic and cytotoxic effects (Ding 2015, Andrade 2015), METHYEUGENOL, with cytotoxic effect (Herrmann 2014, Groh 2016) and LIMONENE, with hepatotoxic effect ( Zárybnický 2017).
For this reason, the essential oil should not be used at all systemically (Kalantari 2013).
Do not use tarragon infusions or essential oil while breastfeeding.
Tarragon is used in many western cuisines as a flavouring agent and does not produce toxicity when consumed at culinary doses. Tarragon, when used in cooking is therefore compatible with breastfeeding.
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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