Last update June 19, 2023
The dried root of the plant is used. Contains essential oils in minimal quantity (with trans-anethole, carvone and menthol), isoflavonoids and sterols (β-sitosterol, stigmasterol, campesterol, cholesterol and α-spinasterol), spinonine (with antibacterial properties), saponin (diuretic effect), tannins, sucrose, lipids and citric acid (fitoterapia.net, EMA 2013 &2013). Use in traditional medicine orally as a diuretic and, topically, for wounds and skin inflammations.
On last update no relevant published data on breastfeeding were found.
There are very few published data on the therapeutic use of this plant, but it seems devoid of toxicity. Undesirable effects have not been published.
Given its lack of toxicity at correct doses, moderate consumption would be compatible with lactation.
Precautions when taking plant preparations (Anderson 2017, Powers 2015, Posadzki 2013, Efferth 2011, Kopec 1999, Hsu 1995):
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