Last update Oct. 2, 2023
Very Low Risk
The aerial parts of the plant are used. It contains gallic tannins, phenolcarboxylic acids, flavonoids and iridoid heterosides. Traditional uses: oral for colds and diarrhea, and topical for blepharitis, conjunctivitis and sties. (Fitoterapia.net)
At the time of the last update we found no published data in relation to breastfeeding.
Plant devoid of toxicity; moderate consumption would be compatible with breastfeeding. Topical ocular use is fully compatible.
The Commission E of the German Ministry of Health does not support the use of this plant because the efficacy of traditional uses as antidiarrheal and anti-inflammatory ophthalmic has not been demonstrated. (Blumenthal 1998)
Precautions when taking plant preparations (Anderson 2017, Powers 2015, Posadzki 2013, Efferth 2011, Kopec 1999, Hsu 1995):
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