Last update May 19, 2020

Bach flower remedies

Likely Compatibility

Fairly safe. Mild or unlikely adverse effects. Compatible under certain circumstances. Follow-up recommended. Read Commentary.

Flower essences prepared with brandy or cognac.
Oral or topical administration on the skin.

Since the last update we have not found any published data on its excretion in breast milk.

Prove of its efficacy against placebo is lacking (Lechien 2012, Ernst 2010).

Despite the fact that it is used in small quantities (several drops every day) it must be cautious with the total amount of alcohol consumed because its content may be higher than 20º

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.

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.

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  1. Lechien J, Hadefi A, Saidi SD, Chimanuka I, Es-Safi M, de Araujo PC, Linkowski P. [Treatment by Bach flowers: magical potion or factual medicine? A review of the literature]. Rev Med Brux. 2012 Mar-Apr;33(2):105-10. Review. French. Abstract
  2. Ernst E. Bach flower remedies: a systematic review of randomised clinical trials. Swiss Med Wkly. 2010 Aug 24;140:w13079. Abstract

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