Last update Sept. 19, 2016
Climbing plant. The female inflorescences or flower tips are used.
It contains phloroglucinols, estrogenic, quercetin, kaempferol, tannins, phenolic acids essential oil and flavonoids. One of its components, 8-prenylnaringenin (8-PN) is the most powerful phytoestrogen known.
Properties that are attributed: hypnotic, sedative, orexigenic.
It is used as a flavoring and stabilizer of the beer.
Indications German Commission E Ministry of Health, EMA and ESCOP: insomnia, nervousness, anxiety
There is no scientific evidence showing an improvement in milk production.
A possible estrogenic effect may be a decrease in milk production.
The best galactogogue is a frequent and on-demand breastfeeding along with proper technique.
During breastfeeding its consumption should be moderate or occasional.
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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