Last update Oct. 7, 2023
Very Low Risk
The dried leaves of the tree are used as well as the shell of the fruit. The nut is used as food. It contains tannins, naphthoquinones, flavonoid derivatives (hyperoside, juglanin, quercetin), phenolic acids (caffeic, gallic) and ascorbic acid. It has antioxidant properties (Qureshi 2014). It is used in traditional medicine topically as a healing, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, and orally as an antidiarrheal, hypoglycemic, hypolipidemic and neuroprotective (Fitoterapia.net). Some of these properties are supported by scientific evidence (Lockyer 2022) and others are not. (Cahoon 2021)
At the time of the last update we found no published data in relation to breastfeeding.
Plant devoid of toxicity; its moderate oral use (infusions, powder) would be compatible with breastfeeding.
Topical and food uses are fully compatible.
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