Most herbs must be administered with great care. Please be well informed regarding the safety of ALL herbs for you and your unborn. A number of herbs are contraindicated during pregnancy. Many herbal remedies are best avoided during your first trimester of pregnancy and lactation. You must receive qualified advise from your Physician, Naturopath or health practitioner.
Below is a listing of herbs we suggest you AVOID or Limit the Amount of Usage during Pregnancy. We suggest you confer with your Physician, an Herbalist or Naturopathist for any unlisted herbs.
Aloe, Angelica, Atlas Cedar wood;
Barberry, Basil oil, Black or Blue Cohosh;
Cascara Sagrada, Catnip, Celery (the vegetable is OK), Chamomile, Cinnamon oil, Clary Sage oil, Comfrey;
Fennel oil, Fenugreek, Feverfew;
Garlic, Ginger, Ginseng, Panax & Siberian, Goldenseal;
Horsechesnut, Hyssop oil;
Licorice, Lobelia, Lovage;
Marjoram oil, Motherwort, Mugwort, Myrrh;
Parsley Juice, Passion Flower, Peppermint oil, Prickly Ash;
Rhubarb, Rosemary oil, Rue;
Sage oil (as food OK), Sarsparilla, Senna, Slippery Elm, St. John’s Wort;
Tansy, Tinctures, Turmeric;
Witch hazel, Wormwood;
Some of these herns can cause health discomfort or additional stres to pregant women or unborn child. Please confirm with your physician regarding your particular body needs.
MORNING SICKNESS -
* One reason for morning sickness is for your body to create a health environment for the fetus to grow. This is achieved by eliminating toxins dangerous to the unborn. Detoxification prior to pregnancy would be beneficial.
* One cause of morning sickness is your body has become too dehydrated and needs more moisture.
Be sure to consume plenty of fluids, especially water, fresh pressed vegetables juices, diluted fruit juices and herbal teas. Lemon water helps neutralize the body and eliminate mucus buildup, especially when first consumed in the morning.
Peppermint tea or peppermint spirits, red raspberry tea, chamomile tea are best to calm the stomach, B complex vitamins, B6, B12 and plenty of green foods. Soda crackers or dry toast is beneficial first taken in the morning.
Ultimately, fasting for three days and consuming water, lemon water, vegetable juices diluted are your best source for completely overcvoming morning sickness.