Last update Oct. 18, 2014


Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

At latest update, relevant information on excretion into breast milk was not found.

Plant largely used as food, infusion (tea) and extract. Because of a lack of toxicity, a moderate use as Phytotherapy during breastfeeding, is thought to be of low or nil risk.

Herbal leaves are used.

Constituents are: Lactones, phenol acids, flavonoids, steroids.

Not proven effects: cholagogue, liver protector, hypocholesterolemic effect.


We do not have alternatives for Artichoke since it is relatively safe.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team, 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

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.


Main tradenames from several countries containing Artichoke in its composition:


  1. None Vanaclocha B, Cañigueral S. 1992- 2021. Disponible en: Abstract
  2. EMEA. Community herbal monograph on Cynara scolymus L., folium. 2011 Full text (in our servers)
  3. WHO. World Health Organization. WHO monographs on selected medicinal plants. Volume 4. WHO monographs. 2009 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

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