Last update Nov. 1, 2023


Likely Compatibility

Fairly safe. Mild or unlikely adverse effects. Compatible under certain circumstances. Follow-up recommended. Read Commentary.

The leaf and stem of the plant are used. It contains organic acids (γ-linoleic, oleic, lauric, lauric, myristic, palmitic, stearic, arachidonic), minerals (sulfur, silicon, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, sodium, manganese, zinc and copper), triterpene saponins, fatty acids, mainly unsaturated, polyphenols, flavonoidsand small amounts of tannins and anthocyanosides and alkaloids. Properties attributed in traditional medicine: digestive and hepatoprotective. It is also used topically to relieve eczema and pain from trauma. (

At the time of the last update, we found no published data on its excretion in breast milk.

Plant devoid of toxicity. Its moderate consumption would be compatible with breastfeeding.

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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Other names

Desmodium is also known as

Desmodium in other languages or writings:


Desmodium belongs to these groups or families:


Main tradenames from several countries containing Desmodium in its composition:

  • Herboder plus™. Contains other elements than Desmodium in its composition


  1. Vanaclocha B, Cañigueral S. 1992 - - Disponible en: Consulted on Dec. 21, 2023 Abstract

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