I am a breastfeeding mother and i want to know if it is safe to use Dang Shen? Is Dang Shen safe for nursing mother and child? Does Dang Shen extracts into breast milk? Does Dang Shen has any long term or short term side effects on infants? Can Dang Shen influence milk supply or can Dang Shen decrease milk supply in lactating mothers?
- DrLact safety Score for Dang Shen is 3 out of 8 which is considered Low Risk as per our analyses.
- A safety Score of 3 indicates that usage of Dang Shen may cause some minor side effects in breastfed baby.
- Our study of different scientific research indicates that Dang Shen may cause moderate to no side effects in lactating mother.
- Most of scientific studies and research papers declaring usage of Dang Shen low risk in breastfeeding are based on normal dosage and may not hold true for higher dosage.
- While using Dang Shen 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.
Shrub native to East Asia. Traditional Chinese medicine uses this dried root attributing to it various properties, none of which have been scientifically proven (Wong 1979). Not to be confused with the danshen or salvia miltiorrhiza, which is a very different plant. Since the last update we have not found published data on its excretion in breast milk. There is very little literature on this plant, but nothing has been published regarding its toxicity; moderate consumption during breastfeeding would have little or no risk. Precautions when taking plant preparations: 1. Ensure that they are from a reliable source: poisoning has occurred due to confusing one plant with another with toxic properties, as well as poisoning from heavy metals extracted from the ground and food poisoning due to contamination with bacteria or fungi (Ting 2013).2. Do not take in large amounts; follow recommendations from professional experts in phytotherapy. "Natural" products are not always good in any quantity: plants contain active substances from which much of our traditional pharmacopoeia has been obtained and can result in poisoning or act as endocrine disruptors if taken in excessive amounts or time periods.
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