Last update Dec. 21, 2023

Witch-hazel

Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Leaves of the plant and sometimes bark also are used. It contains tannins, pro anthocyanidins and flavonic heterosides (quercitrin, isoquercitrin). Venous-tonic and anti-inflammatory properties have not been well established. The Commission E of the German Ministry of Health authorizes its use locally and by suppositories. (Fitoterapia.net, WHO 2002)

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

Topical use is compatible with breastfeeding. Do not apply on the breast or clean well before breastfeeding. Given its lack of toxicity at prescribed doses, moderate oral consumption would be compatible with breastfeeding.

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Witch-hazel 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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Groups

Witch-hazel belongs to these groups or families:

Tradenames

Main tradenames from several countries containing Witch-hazel in its composition:

  • A-E-R
  • Almodin™. Contains other elements than Witch-hazel in its composition
  • Arnidol™. Contains other elements than Witch-hazel in its composition
  • Astriluge™. Contains other elements than Witch-hazel in its composition
  • Bioderm™. Contains other elements than Witch-hazel in its composition
  • Dermacne™. Contains other elements than Witch-hazel in its composition
  • Dermitina™. Contains other elements than Witch-hazel in its composition
  • Ecnagel™. Contains other elements than Witch-hazel in its composition
  • Eye Dew™. Contains other elements than Witch-hazel in its composition
  • HEC™. Contains other elements than Witch-hazel in its composition
  • Haenal fact
  • Hametum
  • Hemofissural™. Contains other elements than Witch-hazel in its composition
  • Hemoflam™. Contains other elements than Witch-hazel in its composition
  • Hemovirtus™. Contains other elements than Witch-hazel in its composition
  • Neutrogena Drying
  • Ojosbel™. Contains other elements than Witch-hazel in its composition
  • Optrex
  • Optrex Bloodshot Eyes™. Contains other elements than Witch-hazel in its composition
  • Optrex Sore Eyes
  • Posterine
  • Preparation H Clear Gel
  • Supranettes™. Contains other elements than Witch-hazel in its composition
  • Supranettes Naturalag™. Contains other elements than Witch-hazel in its composition
  • Tia Puppy
  • Variflam™. Contains other elements than Witch-hazel in its composition
  • Venoful™. Contains other elements than Witch-hazel in its composition
  • Weleda Hämorrhoidalzapfchen™. Contains other elements than Witch-hazel in its composition

References

  1. Fitoterapia.net. Vanaclocha B, Cañigueral S. Fitoterapia.net. 1992 - - Disponible en: https://www.fitoterapia.net. Consulted on Dec. 21, 2023 Abstract
  2. WHO. World Health Organization. Geneva. WHO monographs on selected medicinal plants. Volume 2. WHO monographs. 2002 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

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