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Herbs to Avoid While You're Pregnant



 

Herbs and herbal remedies may seem innocuous or even beneficial, but don't assume they're safe during pregnancy. Many have never had their effects studied properly, and others are known to cause potential problems. Check the following list to be sure.

Medicago Saliva Anthraquinones
Alfalfa Seeds Aloe Barbadensis
Aloe Vera Aloe Ferox
Aloe Resin Powder Angelica Archangelica Berberine
Angelica Berberis Vulgaris In Medicinal Amounts
Barberry Ocimum Basilicum
Basil Aristilocia Indica
Birthwort Cimicfuga Racemosa
Black Cohosh Juglans Nigra
Black Walnut Caulophyllum Thalictroides Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids
Blue Cohosh Eupatorium Perfoliatom
Boneset Rhamnus Frangula
Buckthorn Ruscus Asculeatus
Butchers Broom Juglans Cinerea
Butternut Bark Rhamnus Pushiana
Cascara Sagrada Apium Graveolens
Celery Oil Larrea Tridental
Chaparral Vitex Agnus-Castus
Chaste Tree Cinnamonum Species
Cinnamon Bark Tusilago Farfara
Colts Foot Leaf Symphytum Officinale Glandular & Digest. Stimulant
Comfrey Turnera Diffusa
Damiana Harpagophytum Procumbens
Devil's Claw Angelica Sinesis
Dong Quai Ephedra Sinica
Ephedra Foeniculum Vulgare
Fennel Oil Tanacetum Parthenium Decreases PAF
Feverfew Ginkgo Biloba
Ginkgo Panax Quinquefolius
Ginseng (American) Panax Ginseng
Ginseng (Korean) Panax Notoginseng Berberine, Hydrastine Uterine
Ginseng (Tienchi) Hydrastis Canadensis Laxative Effect
Goldenseal Polygonum Multiflorum
He Shou Wu Asculus Hippocastanum
Origannum Majorana
Marsh Tea Ledum Palustris
Mate Ilex Paraguariensis
Mayapple Podophyllum Peltatum
Meadow Saffron Colchicum Autumnate
Mistletoe (American) Phoradendron Leucarpon
Mistletoe (European) Viscum Album
Motherwort Leonurus Cardiaca
Mugwort Artemisia Vulgaris
Muira Pauma Ptychopetulum Olacoides
Myrrh Gum Commiphora Myrrha
Nutmeg Myristica Officinalis
Oregon Grape Berberis Aquifolium
Parsley Petrselenium Crispus
Pasque Flower Anemone Pulsatilla
Penny Royal Oil Menthe Pulegium
Petasites Root Petasites Species
Poke Root Phytolacca Americana Cathartic
Prickley Ash Zanthoxylum Americanum
Pumpkin Seeds Curcubita Maxima
Red Clover Trifolium Pretense Estrogenic, Coumarins
Rhubarb Root Rheum Officinale
Rue Ruta Graveolens
Saffron Crocus Sativa
Sage Salvia Officinalis In Medicinal Amounts
Senna Cassia Species
Tansy Tanacetium Vulgare
Uva Ursi Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi
Wild Lettuce Lacuca Virosa
Wormwood Artemisia Absinthium

 




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