Last update Oct. 21, 2023
The flowering tops of this plant are used. It contains marrubiin (a bitter sesquiterpene lactone), tannins, choline, phenolic acids (rosmarinic, caffeic, chlorogenic) and flavonoids (mainly rutin and glycoside derivatives of apigenin, quercetin and luteolin). It is used in traditional medicine to treat colds, diarrhea, biliary conditions and urinary tract infections. There is no clinical evidence to support the folk indications. (Fitoterapia.net, Sławińska 2023)
As of the last update we found no published data on its excretion in breast milk.
There is very little published data on the therapeutic use of this plant, but it seems devoid of toxicity (there are no published intoxications or side effects). Its antioxidant properties are being investigated. (Sławińska 2023)
Precautions when taking plant preparations (Anderson 2017, Powers 2015, Posadzki 2013, Efferth 2011, Kopec 1999, Hsu 1995):
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