I am a breastfeeding mother and i want to know if it is safe to use Lemon Verbena? Is Lemon Verbena safe for nursing mother and child? Does Lemon Verbena extracts into breast milk? Does Lemon Verbena has any long term or short term side effects on infants? Can Lemon Verbena influence milk supply or can Lemon Verbena decrease milk supply in lactating mothers?

Lemon Verbena lactation summary

Lemon Verbena is safe in breastfeeding
  • DrLact safety Score for Lemon Verbena is 1 out of 8 which is considered Safe as per our analyses.
  • A safety Score of 1 indicates that usage of Lemon Verbena is mostly safe during lactation for breastfed baby.
  • Our study of different scientific research also indicates that Lemon Verbena does not cause any serious side effects in breastfeeding mothers.
  • Most of scientific studies and research papers declaring usage of Lemon Verbena safe in breastfeeding are based on normal dosage and may not hold true for higher 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.

Answer by Dr. Ru: About Lemon Verbena usage in lactation

Leaves of shrub are used for many purposes like: medicinal, culinary and aromatic. It contains flavonoids, essential oil which is rich in citral and pertenes. Attributed effects that have not been clinically tested: digestion improvement, antispasmodic. The Commission E of German Ministry of Health does not credit any benefit for Health. At latest update, relevant published data on excretion into breast milk were not found. Widely used, especially in South America. Because of a lack of toxicity, the occasional or moderate consumption during breastfeeding is thought be of low or nil risk.

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