Last update Dec. 23, 2021
Very Low Risk
The bark of tender branches is used. Constituents are trans-cinnamic aldehyde and Eugenol (Fitoterapia.net, WHO 1999 p95). There are no clinical studies that adequately support the medicinal properties traditionally attributed as spasmolytic, carminative and antidiarrheal nor its effect in type 2 diabetes or polycystic ovary syndrome. (Heshmati 2021. WHO 1999 p100)
There are no clinical trials that adequately support the medicinal properties traditionally attributed as spasmolytic, carminative and antidiarrheal, nor its effect in type 2 diabetes or polycystic ovary syndrome. (Heshmati 2021, WHO 1999)
At latest update relevant published data on its excretion into breast milk were not found.
Cinnamon is commonly used as spice and flavoring for food and infusions. Widely used during lactation in some cultures. (Eid 2020)
Out of occasional irritation on skin and mucosa, there is a lack of toxicity and side-effects at the usual dosage. Do not overcome the usual amount used for food preparation.
Precautions when taking plant preparations (Anderson 2017, Powers 2015, Posadzki 2013, Efferth 2011, Kopec 1999):
We do not have alternatives for Cinnamon since it is relatively safe.
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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