Herbs and Pregnancy

Herbs and Pregnancy — Women need to take special care of themselves during pregnancy. During pregnancy nutrients are required to create the cells needed to form two extra pounds of uterine muscle, the nerves, bones, organs, muscles, glands and skin of the fetus, several pounds of amniotic fluid, a placenta and an increase in blood volume. In addition, extra kidney and liver cells are needed to process the waste of both the mother and the child.

Following herbs are particularly useful during pregnancy.

  • Red Raspberry Leaves
  • Nettle Leaves
  • Chaste Tree Berry (Vitex)
  • Dong Quai
  • False Unicorn Root
  • Wild Yam
  • Herbs to Avoid During Pregnancy

Following herbs should be avoided during pregnancy

  • Barberry
  • Bloodroot
  • Calamus
  • Cascara
  • Sagrada
  • Fennel
  • Flaxseed
  • Goldenseal
  • Juniper
  • Lavender
  • Licorice Root
  • Male Fem Mayapple
  • Mistletoe
  • Passion Flower
  • Pennyroyal
  • Periwinkle
  • Poke Root
  • Rhubarb
  • Sage
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Tansy
  • Thyme
  • Wild Cherry
  • Wormwood
  • Yarrow

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