Last update Sept. 12, 2015
It contains 0.5% of essential oils composed mostly by Estragole (agent with mutagenic, carcinogenic and cytotoxic effects), Eugenol and Linalool.
Traditionally used for dyspepsia and as a diuretic. Essential oils are topically used as anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial treatment.
Based on Commission E of the German Ministry of Health: usage is discouraged due to unproven benefits and possible toxic effects.
The prolonged use of infusions and essential oils during pregnancy, lactation and childhood is discouraged.
Fresh basil for culinary purposes has no contraindications but must be thoroughly washed since frequent and severe bacterial contaminations have occurred.
There is no proof on its property as a galactagogue.
A best galactagogue effect is mainly obtained by frequent nursing together with an appropriate lactation technique.
We do not have alternatives for Basil.
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.
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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine - 2015 of United States of America
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