Last update Oct. 18, 2014
Very Low Risk
We do not have alternatives for Cynara scolymus 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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Cynara scolymus is also known as Artichoke. Here it is a list of alternative known names::
Cynara scolymus belongs to these groups or families:
Main tradenames from several countries containing Cynara scolymus in its composition:
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At latest update, relevant information on excretion into breast milk was not found.
Plant largely used as food, infusion (tea) and extract. Because of a lack of toxicity, a moderate use as Phytotherapy during breastfeeding, is thought to be of low or nil risk.
Herbal leaves are used.
Constituents are: Lactones, phenol acids, flavonoids, steroids.
Not proven effects: cholagogue, liver protector, hypocholesterolemic effect.