Last update Dec. 2, 2022
Very Low Risk
The part of the tree used is the bark of its tender branches. It contains essential oils with cinnamaldehyde and eugenol (Fitoterapia.net, WHO 1999 p95). There are no clinical studies that adequately support the medicinal properties traditionally attributed to it as a spasmolytic, carminative and antidiarrheal nor on its effect on type 2 diabetes or polycystic ovarian syndrome. (Heshmati 2021, WHO 1999 p100)
At the date of the last update we did not find any published data on its excretion in breast milk.
Plant widely used as a spice and food flavoring and in infusions. Widely used during breastfeeding in some cultures. (Eid 2020)
Except for occasional skin and mucosal irritation, it is devoid of toxicity and side effects at usual doses.
Precautions when taking plant preparations (Anderson 2017, Powers 2015, Posadzki 2013, Efferth 2011, Kopec 1999):
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