Last update June 6, 2014

Prunus Arborea

Very High Risk

Very unsafe. Contraindicated. Use of an alternative or cessation of breastfeeding. Read the Comment.

Bark is used. It contains alkanols, trypertens, phytosterols and flavonoids.
Unproved efficacy on urinary disturbances related to prostatic adenoma. It
lowers Prolactin level and inhibits Prostaglandin synthesis. The Commission
E of German Ministry of Health does not recommend the use of African cherry
tree at all.


We do not have alternatives for Prunus Arborea.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

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

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Other names

Prunus Arborea is also known as African Cherry. Here it is a list of alternative known names::


Prunus Arborea belongs to this group or family:


Main tradenames from several countries containing Prunus Arborea in its composition:


  1. WHO. World Health Organization. Geneva. WHO monographs on selected medicinal plants. Volume 2. WHO monographs. 1999 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

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