Last update June 18, 2014


Limited compatibility

Unsafe. Moderate/severe adverse effects. Compatible under certain circumstances. Follow-up recommended. Use safer alternative or discontinue breastfeeding from 5 to 7 T ½ . Read Commentary.

Floral summit of shrub is used. It contains essential oil (camphone and beta-pinene).
Indication after Commission E of German Ministry of Health: none, since no beneficial effect has been shown.
It may be a cause of dermatitis and bronchial spasm. Oil is toxic to CNS: cases of severe intoxication on children and adults have been reported. Consider not to use it at all.


We do not have alternatives for Hyssop.

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.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

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Other names

Hyssop is also known as


Hyssop belongs to this group or family:


Main tradenames from several countries containing Hyssop in its composition:

  • Adelgazar™. Contains other elements than Hyssop in its composition
  • Agua del Carmen™. Contains other elements than Hyssop in its composition


  1. Burkhard PR, Burkhardt K, Haenggeli CA, Landis T. Plant-induced seizures: reappearance of an old problem. J Neurol. 1999 Aug;246(8):667-70. Abstract
  2. Millet Y, Jouglard J, Steinmetz MD, Tognetti P, Joanny P, Arditti J. Toxicity of some essential plant oils. Clinical and experimental study. Clin Toxicol. 1981 Abstract

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