CAS Number: 8053-39-2
The seeds, bark and leaves are used. It contains Aescin and esculin (see specific info), with a vasoprotector effect and devoid of toxicity at normal doses. At latest update no published data on excretion into breast milk was found. Side effects are rare and mild.The Commission E of German Ministry of Health does not contraindicate the use of seed extract during infancy. Given its lack of toxicity at normal doses, a moderate consumption during lactation would pose a very low risk. For topical preparations, do not apply it on the chest or thoroughly clean it up before breastfeeding. See below the information of these related products:
At latest update, relevant published data on excretion into breast milk were not found. It contains triterpenic saponins (asiaticoside and madecassoside), tannins, phytosterols and essential oil. Frequent and exaggerated use of triterpenes may cause liver damage. Properties that are attributed for topical use (some clinically tested) like are healing of wound and venous tonic. There is no proof on effectiveness when used by mouth. Because of a low or nil systemic absorption through skin or vaginal mucosa, the topical use is believed be compatible with breastfeeding. Do not use it on the breast or clean it thoroughly to avoid ingestion by the infant. Avoid oral administration.
CAS Number: 8057-62-3
At latest update, relevant information on excretion into breast milk was not found. Aerial summits of this climbing plant are used. Constituents are: flavonoids, pyranics, heterosides, alkaloids. Attributed effects with only weak scientific evidence on effectiveness are: sedative, hypnotic, anti-spasmodic. Because of paucity of data on toxicity, recommendations done are to use it at low doses for short term periods. The European Medicines Agency does not authorize its use for children younger than 12 years old , pregnancy and breastfeeding. When used while breastfeeding, it is recommended to use it at low dose for a short-term period. Following-up the infant for sedation is recommended.
CAS Number: 85117-06-2
Perennial plant. Florid summits are used.It contains flavonoids, tannins, saponosides.Indication after Commission E of German Ministry of Health: diuretic. Daily dose: 6 to 12 g of drug or equivalent. Be cautious with extracted alcohol and tincture.
Due to high dilution of ingredients in homeopathic medicines they do not create much problem for baby. Genstat 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 Genstat has been recommended by doctor then there should be no concern about its usage in breastfeeding.
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