Is African Cherry compatible with breastfeeding? Do we have alternatives for African Cherry?

African Cherry

June 6, 2014 (Very High Risk)

Bark is used. It contains alkanols, trypertens, phytosterols and flavonoids.
Unproved efficacy on urinary disturbances related to prostatic adenoma. It
lowers Prolactin level and inhibits Prostaglandin synthesis. The Commission
E of German Ministry of Health does not recommend the use of African cherry
tree at all.


We do not have alternatives for African Cherry.

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.


  • Prunus Africana
  • Prunus Arborea
  • Pygeum Africanum


  1. WHO. World Health Organization. Geneva. WHO monographs on selected medicinal plants. Volume 2. WHO monographs. 1999 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)