Last update Oct. 11, 2023
The aerial parts of the plant are used. It contains saponosides, coumarins (umbelliferone, herniarin), flavonoids (heterosides isorramnetin and quercetin) and tannins. Popular use as a diuretic (cystitis, lithiasis), spasmolytic, astringent and expectorant (Fitoterapia.net). Oral administration.
At the time of the last update we found no published data in relation to breastfeeding.
Plant devoid of toxicity; its moderate use would be compatible with breastfeeding.
There is hardly any scientific literature on the medicinal use of this plant. Commission E of the German Ministry of Health does not consider its efficacy proven and advises against its use. (Blumenthal 1998)
Precautions when taking plant preparations (Anderson 2017, Powers 2015, Posadzki 2013, Efferth 2011, Kopec 1999, Hsu 1995):
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