Last update Feb. 5, 2022
Very Low Risk
The inflorescences and bracts of the tree are used. Contains flavonoids, essential oils and tannins. Attributed properties (not proven): sedative, hypnotic, antitussive (Fitoterapia.net acc. 03/21, WHO 2010 p393). Commission E of the German Ministry of Health indications: colds and coughs related to the cold (Blumenthal 1998 p163). European Medicines Agency indications (EMA 2012): antitussive, mild tranquilizer.
At the date of the last update, there was no published data available in relation to breastfeeding.
Plant widely used in many cultures (Consolini 2010). It is used in infusions and extracts in young infants as a remedy (without tests) to treat colic.
Given its lack of toxicity at correct doses (Prescrire 2005), moderate consumption would be compatible with breastfeeding.
Precautions when taking plant preparations (Anderson 2017, Powers 2015, Posadzki 2013, Efferth 2011, Kopec 1999, Hsu 1995):
We do not have alternatives for Small-leaved Lime since it is relatively safe.
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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