Last update July 12, 2016
Bush. Bark, leaves, roots, flowers and fruits are used for medicinal purposes in traditional medicine (diuretic, laxative, anti-infective for cold relief ...) without any scientific evidence on effectiveness.
It contains flavonoids (quercetin, isoquercitin and rutin), phenolic acids, terpenes, minerals, tannins.
Quercetin is excreted in breast milk in a concentration which increases with diets that contain products like elderberry. In the elderberry as well as other plants are contained endocrine disruptors that could display pro or counter-estrogen activity.
Since it has no proven therapeutic benefit, it seems wise to avoid any consumption or doing it in very moderate way during lactation.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.
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