Is Aesculin compatible with breastfeeding? Do we have alternatives for Aesculin?

Aesculin

July 11, 2016 (Very Low Risk)

Hydroxycoumarin related product present in the bark of Horse Chestnut (see specific info) used as antivaricose, vasoprotector and antihemorrhagic.

At latest update no published data on excretion into breast milk was found.

Do not apply it on the chest or thoroughly clean it up before breastfeeding.

Given its lack of toxicity at normal doses, a moderate consumption during lactation would pose a very low risk.

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Aesculin since it is relatively safe.

Very Low Risk

Compatible. Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.

Low Risk

Moderately safe. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.

High Risk

Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully. Use a safer alternative. Read the Comment.

Very High Risk

Not recommended. Cessation of breastfeeding or alternative.

Synonyms

  • Esculin

Writings

  • C15H16O9 (Molecular formula)

References

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  2. Pittler MH, Ernst E. Horse chestnut seed extract for chronic venous insufficiency. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012Abstract
  3. Methlie CB, Schjøtt J. [Horse chestnut--remedy for chronic venous insufficiency]. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2009Abstract
  4. Pittler MH, Ernst E. Horse chestnut seed extract for chronic venous insufficiency. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2004Abstract
  5. Siebert U, Brach M, Sroczynski G, Berla K. Efficacy, routine effectiveness, and safety of horsechestnut seed extract in the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency. A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials and large observational studies. Int Angiol. 2002Abstract