Last update Oct. 22, 2023


Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

The petals and flower buds of the plant (Rosa centifolia, Rosa damascena, Rosa gallica, Rosa officinalis) are used. It contains essential oil with geraniol, citronellol, linalool, eugenol and nerol, tannins, gallic acid, flavonoids and anthocyanosides (cyanidol). It is used as a food seasoning in honey and in perfumery. In traditional medicine it is used in the treatment of oral-pharyngeal and skin inflammations. (, EMA 2014)

At the time of the last update, we found no published data on its excretion in breast milk.

Plant devoid of toxicity. Topical and moderate systemic use are compatible with breastfeeding.

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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Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

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  1. Vanaclocha B, Cañigueral S. 1992 - - Disponible en: Consulted on Dec. 21, 2023 Abstract
  2. EMA. Community herbal monograph on Rosa gallica L., Rosa centifolia L., Rosa damascena Mill., flos. Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC). 2014 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

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