Last update Nov. 9, 2022
Very Low Risk
The exudate (gum-resin) dried at room temperature obtained by incision in the stem or branches of shrubby plants of the Boswellia genus such as Boswellia serrata or Boswellia sacra is used. It contains triterpenic acids such as various types of boswellic acid. It has been used for centuries in traditional Ayurvedic medicine to treat inflammatory conditions and is marketed in preparations for arthritis, colitis and asthma. (Fitoterapia.net, Liver Tox 2020, Yu 2020, Majeed 2019, Siddiqui 2011) with a lack of conclusive evidence of its efficacy (Bannuru 2018). Oral Administration.
At the date of the last update, we found no published data on its excretion in breast milk.
At the recommended dose, side effects are rare and not serious (Fitoterapia.net, Liver Tox 2020, Majeed 2019, Posadzki 2013)
Given its lack of toxicity, moderate consumption would be compatible with breastfeeding.
Precautions when taking plant preparations (Anderson 2017, Powers 2015, Posadzki 2013, Efferth 2011, Kopec 1999, Hsu 1995):
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