Last update Dec. 2, 2022
Latex obtained from the bark of trees of the species Croton. Contains polyphenols (catechin, epicatechin, galocatechin, epigallocatechin and proanthocyanidins. Properties: Healing, antiseptic (virus and bacteria), antidiarrheal and anti-inflammatory. (Fitoterapia.net, Pona 2019, Jones 2003). Topical and oral administration.
At the date of the last update, the authors did not find any published data on its excretion in breast milk.
The low plasma absorption of most topical dermatological preparations makes the transfer of significant amounts to breast milk unlikely. Its topical use is fully compatible with breastfeeding. Do not apply to the chest to prevent the infant from ingesting it; if necessary, apply after one feeding and clean well with water before the next.
Several of the components of the dragon blood are grouped into a high molecular weight, orally inabsorbable compound (Crofelemer) that is used as an antidiarrheal agent. (MedlinePlus 2021, Nee 2019)
No toxic side effects have been reported with appropriate oral use and therefore, at correct doses, it would be compatible with breast-feeding.
Precautions when taking plant preparations (Anderson 2017, Powers 2015, Posadzki 2013, Efferth 2011, Kopec 1999):
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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