Last update June 28, 2023
Very Low Risk
The flowers and dried leaves of the plant are used. Contains mucilages (acidic and neutral monosaccharides: rhamnose, galactose, arabinose, galactouronic acid and glucuronic acid), anthocyanosides and scopoletin, ursolic acid and phytosterols (Fitoterapia.net). Use in traditional medicine for pharyngeal irritation, cough and dyspepsia and other diseases. (Mousavi 2021, Gasparetto 2012)
At the time of the last update, we found no published data on its excretion in breast milk.
There is very little published data on the therapeutic use of this plant, but it appears to be devoid of toxicity, except when consumed in large doses which can cause liver damage. (EMA 2018)
Given its lack of toxicity at the correct doses, 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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