Last update Oct. 19, 2014
At latest update, relevant information on excretion into breast milk was not found.
Aerial summits of this climbing plant are used. Constituents are: flavonoids, pyranics, heterosides, alkaloids.
Attributed effects with only weak scientific evidence on effectiveness are: sedative, hypnotic, anti-spasmodic.
Because of paucity of data on toxicity, recommendations done are to use it at low doses for short term periods. The European Medicines Agency does not authorize its use for children younger than 12 years old , pregnancy and breastfeeding.
When used while breastfeeding, it is recommended to use it at low dose for a short-term period. Following-up the infant for sedation is recommended.
We do not have alternatives for Passion Flower.
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.
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