I am a breastfeeding mother and i want to know if it is safe to use Common gum cistus? Is Common gum cistus safe for nursing mother and child? Does Common gum cistus extracts into breast milk? Does Common gum cistus has any long term or short term side effects on infants? Can Common gum cistus influence milk supply or can Common gum cistus decrease milk supply in lactating mothers?
- DrLact safety Score for Common gum cistus is 3 out of 8 which is considered Low Risk as per our analyses.
- A safety Score of 3 indicates that usage of Common gum cistus may cause some minor side effects in breastfed baby.
- Our study of different scientific research indicates that Common gum cistus may cause moderate to no side effects in lactating mother.
- Most of scientific studies and research papers declaring usage of Common gum cistus low risk in breastfeeding are based on normal dosage and may not hold true for higher dosage.
- While using Common gum cistus We suggest monitoring child for possible reactions. It is also important to understand that side effects vary largely based on age of breastfed child and time of medication in addition to dosage.
- Score calculated using the DrLact safety Version 1.2 model, this score ranges from 0 to 8 and measures overall safety of drug in lactation. Scores are primarily calculated using publicly available case studies, research papers, other scientific journals and publically available data.
The leaves of this plant that is native from the Mediterranean basin are used. It contains essential oil (alpha-pinene and borneol, flavonoids, tannins and rich in oleoresin labdanum (do not confuse with laudanum) with toxic effect on kidney, nervous and hematologic systems.Traditional use without scientific evidence on effectiveness has been: anxiety, relief of gastric ache, muscle ache and joint pain.It may cause contact dermatitis. At latest update no published data on excretion into breast milk were found. Topical use is lacking of risk but do not apply it on the breast.Moderate consumption would not pose a risk during breastfeeding. It may be prudent to avoid using it during the neonatal period (within first month after birth) and in cases of prematurity. Cautions when taking herbal teas:1. Make sure it is obtained from a reliable source: reportedly, poisonings have occurred due to confusion after using another plant with toxic effects, some others contain heavy metals that may cause poisoning and others may cause food poisoning due to contamination with bacteria or fungi.2. Do not take it excessively. "Natural" products are not always good in any amount: plants contain active substances from which are made many compounds of our traditional pharmacopoeia that can cause poisoning if consumed in exaggerated quantities or for long periods.
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