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Herbs to avoid in Pregnancy

Herbs to avoid in Pregnancy

If like me, you love natural products and herbal teas, you might be surprised to see a number of your beloved herbs on my avoid list while pregnant.

These are mainly because they are “uterine stimulants”, so they cause your womb muscles to contract or strengthen – this may be helpful during a period, but not what you want during pregnancy.

List of herbs to Avoid:

  1. Ashwagandha
  2. Agnus Castus/ Chaste Berry
  3. Aloe Vera
  4. Angelica Root
  5. Bearberry
  6. Borage (evening primrose)
  7. Calendula
  8. Catnip
  9. Celery Seed
  10. Costus
  11. Crampbark
  12. Coltsfoot
  13. Comfrey
  14. Damask Rose
  15. Elecampane
  16. Feverfew
  17. Goldenseal
  18. Gravel Root
  19. Goji
  20. Hemp Agrimony
  21. Hyssop
  22. Japanese Ginseng
  23. Juniper
  24. Lemon Grass*
  25. Liquorice Root
  26. Lovage
  27. Meadowsweet
  28. Motherwort
  29. Mistletoe
  30. Raspberry (avoid in 1st&2nd trimester)
  31. Red Clover
  32. Rosemary*
  33. St John’s Wort
  34. Schisandra
  35. Senna
  36. Turmeric*
  37. Thyme*
  38. Vervain
  39. White Willow
  40. Yellow Doc
  41. Yarrow

*Denotes herbs acceptable in culinary form but to be avoided in large therapeutic dosage.



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