Rizomes and roots are used. It contains saponids, phytoestrogens, and other substances. Attributed effect: estrogenic stimulation. Indications according to Commission E of German Ministry of Health: pre-menstrual dysmenorrhea, menopause. Maximal daily dose: 40 mg of drug equivalent. Do not use it for longer than 6 months Estrogen-agonist may decrease breast milk production and alter its composition.
This plant belongs to Ranunculaceae (Buttercup) family. Rhizomes are used. It contains benzyl-iso-quinoleinic- type alkaloids like Hydrastine, Berberine and Protoberberine. The Commission E of German Ministry of Health does not recognize any effectiveness of it. Popularly used as healing agent, vein-protector, stomachic, and antiseptic on varicose vein, hemorrhoids and oral sores. No problem when topically used. When taken by mouth it may induce blood hypertension and others side effects attributable to Berberine. (See Oregon grape and Barberry) See below the information of these related products:
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Black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa, formerly Actaea racemosa) root was thought to have mild estrogenic activity based on its triterpene content, which is standardized based on 27-deoxyactein. However, recent studies have found no estrogenic activity. It is primarily used for postmenopausal symptoms and has been used to promote labor. Currently, it has no specific uses during breastfeeding, although historically it was supposedly used by native American women as a galactogogue. No data exist on the safety and efficacy of black cohosh in nursing mothers or infants. In general, there is a low frequency of adverse reactions, but dizziness, nausea, headache, rash, vomiting, and rarely, hepatitis and allergic reactions have been reported. Some sources recommend against its use during breastfeeding because of the lack of safety data and its potential estrogenic activity, while others do not contraindicate its use. Dietary supplements do not require extensive pre-marketing approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Manufacturers are responsible to ensure the safety, but do not need to the safety and effectiveness of dietary supplements before they are marketed. Dietary supplements may contain multiple ingredients, and differences are often found between labeled and actual ingredients or their amounts. A manufacturer may contract with an independent organization to verify the quality of a product or its ingredients, but that does certify the safety or effectiveness of a product. Because of the above issues, clinical testing results on one product may not be applicable to other products. More detailed information #about dietary supplements# is available elsewhere on the LactMed Web site.
SEPIA OFFICINALIS is usually low in mercury and its likely safe in breastfeeding.
Due to high dilution of ingredients in homeopathic medicines they do not create much problem for baby. Aletris Cordial Solution/ Drops is a homeopathic medicine and if your baby does not have any abnormal symptoms then there is nothing to worry about. Be careful with too much usage of ethanol based homeopathic medicines during breastfeeding.
Homeopathic medicines are usually safe in breastfeeding and if Aletris Cordial Solution/ Drops has been recommended by doctor then there should be no concern about its usage in breastfeeding.
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