Last update Jan. 12, 2015
Leaves and floral summits of shrub are used.
It contains essential oil (eucalyptol, camphor), flavonoids, terpene.
Scientifically non-proven effects: digestive, carminative, cholagogue. Topically used as anti-inflammatory and antiseptic.
Herb that is widely used as a condiment for culinary purposes and also as infusion for medicinal purposes. In some cultures (Eastern Europe), it is often consumed in pregnancy without reported harm effects.
At latest update, relevant published data on excretion into breast milk were not found.
Occasional consumption of infusion would be compatible with breastfeeding. The essence of Rosemary or essential oil would better be avoided while breastfeeding because of the convulsant property of Camphor.
We do not have alternatives for Rosemary.
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.
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