Last update June 10, 2016
Roots of shrub are used. It contains saponins (ginsenosides).
Attributed properties that are not based on proven clinical results are: stimulant of CNS, inductor of hypoglycemia and hypolipidemia, agonistic action on estrogen secretion.
At latest update, relevant published data on excretion into breast milk were not found.
It is a widely used plant on many cultures and countries for medical purposes, even during pregnancy and breastfeeding with no side-effects reported.
Based on its low toxicity, an occasional and moderate use is not regarded as risky while breastfeeding.
The excessive use of estrogenic agonists may decrease milk production.
We do not have alternatives for Panax quinquefolius.
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