Last update Aug. 26, 2014
Very Low Risk
The whole herb is used. It contains lactones, flavonoids, tannins and minerals. Unproven effects are: orexigenic and carminative. Indications according to Commission E of German Ministry of Health: anorexia, dyspepsia. Maximal dose: 6 g/day. It may cause vomiting and digestive irritation.
We do not have alternatives for Blessed Thistle 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.
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