Just like you should be very cautious with prescribed drugs during pregnancy, you also need to be very cautious about the different herbs you may consume during pregnancy, some herbs can be very dangerous during pregnancy and cause serious complications for you and your unborn baby, you should always consult your doctor before you attempt to take any herbs during pregnancy. But to give you a more clear idea, below we have listen to you the most unsafe and risky herbs you should avoid during pregnancy, however, before listing the herbs we will first discover how these herbs can cause you and your unborn baby harm.
– Premature Contractions In The Uterus And a Risk Of Miscarriage.
Some types of herbs can trigger irritation for the placenta and muscular contractions prematurely in the uterus which in turn can cause the cervix to open and increase the risk of miscarriage or preterm birth, the thing that can cause many serious health complications for the baby and sometimes even death. Different types of herbs have very strong compounds that cross the placenta to the baby’s blood stream and can seriously harm the baby leading to a miscarriage or stillbirth. You must be cautious to what natural remedies you use during pregnancy, those that contain herbs will require an approval from your doctor first as some natural remedies can cause contractions and possible lose of the pregnancy.
– Different Herbs Carry Harmful Effects On The Woman’s Health During Pregnancy.
As we have explained above that some herbs can carry serious harm to the unborn baby, however some herbs can also harm the mother’s health, here is some examples of how some herbs can harm you during pregnancy. Some types of herbs can cause the blood vessels to dilate which as result make a big drop in the blood pressure leaving the mother at risk of fainting and dizziness that can cause her to lose her balance, fall and injure herself. Other herbs can worsen the nausea the most expecting mothers experience during early pregnancy or even cause harm to the liver. Before eating any food make sure to know exactly what are the herbs and spices it cooked with, avoid the foods that are cooked with herbs that can carry harm for you and your unborn baby.
– Kitchen Herbs And Spices.
Not all spices and herbs are banned during pregnancy, some are perfectly safe while some may carry potential harm for the pregnancy among those are:-
Cumin, cinnamon, fennel, aniseed, aniseed oil, peppermint, nutmeg, carawy, oregano, saffron, lavender, chilli, clove, celery, nutmeg, marjoram, rosemary, sage, thyme, parsley, ginger, raw garlic, raw onion, rhubarb, raspberry leaves and black pepper.
Note that very small quantities of the above herbs as seasoning may not be harmful however its always better to avoid them and consult your doctor about the side effects and whether or not you van have them in small quantities.
– Other Herbs To Avoid During Pregnancy.
Birthwort, barberry, bee palm, arnica, borage, blessed thistle, catnip, black cohosh, blue cohosh, cascara sagrada, black walnuts, butternuts, buckthorn, angelica, chokiry, cascara sargada, chapparal, colsfoot, cottonroot, elecampane, comfrey, damiana, gentian, fenugreek, parsely, dong quai, ephedra, elecampane, feverfew, horsetail, horehouse, goldenseal, juniper berries, lovage, aloe vera, ipecac, licorice, OSHA, myrrh, lobelia, motherwort, mistletoe, poke root, mugwort, oregon grape, root, sage, pennyroyal, rue, pennyroyal, sarsparilla, ginseng, turmeric, tansy, thuja, vetix, yorrow, wormwood and uva ursi.