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ADVICE ABOUT USE HERB DURING PREGNANCY

ADVICE ABOUT USE HERB DURING PREGNANCY
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Some information that we get about herb based treatments are healty in the right combination because it using the traditional medicines compound, it also some herb used for woman while pregnancy. But base on Dr. Jan Friedman, medical director of the March of Dimes, "natural does not always mean safe. In the case of herbal supplements, Dr. Friedman cautions that "natural really means unregulated."

Because the studies about the use of herbs for pregnancy woman is very few, even the many of the supplements you might otherwise consider safe, could have at least the potential to cause you or your baby harm. To help you quickly spot the products you should avoid, the March of Dimes offers the following list of herbs and combination supplement formulas that, for one reason or another, you should avoid during pregnancy.

Single Herbs You Should Avoid During Pregnancy:

  • Aloe
  • Autumn crocus
  • Black cohosh root
  • Buckthorn bark
  • Buckthorn berry
  • Cascara Sagrada bark
  • Chaste Tree fruit
  • Cinchona bark
  • Cinnamon bark
  • Coltsfoot leaf
  • Comfrey herb and leaf
  • Comfrey root
  • Echinacea Purpurea herb ( injectable form)
  • Fennel oil and seed
  • Ginger root ( in large doses)
  • Indian snakeroot
  • Juniper berry
  • Kava Kava
  • Licorice root
  • Mayapple root and resin
  • Parsley herb and root
  • Petasites root
  • Rhubarb root
  • Sage leaf
  • Senna leaf'
  • ' Uva Ursi leaf.

Herbal Combinations To Avoid for Pregnancy Woman

These combinations include both supplements and teas and should be avoided in any potency or form:

  • Angelica root
  • Gentian root and Fennel seed
  • Anise oil Fennel oil and Caraway oil
  • Anise oil, Fennel oil, Licorice root and Thyme
  • Anise seed, Fennel seed and Caraway seed
  • Anise seed, Ivy leaf, Fennel seed, and Licorice root
  • Anise seed, Marshmallow root, Eucalyptus oil and Licorice root
  • Caraway oil and Fennel oil
  • Caraway oil or seed, Fennel oil or seed, with or without Chamomile flower
  • Licorice root, Peppermint leaf and German Chamomile flower
  • Licorice root, Primrose root, Marshmallow root, and Anise seed
  • Marshmallow root, Fennel seed, Iceland Moss and Thyme
  • Marshmallow root, Primrose root, Licorice root, and Thyme oil
  • You should also consider avoiding all products that combine Peppermint oil or leaf with any of the following ingredients: Fennel oil or seed; Caraway and/or Fennel oil or seed with or without Chamomile; Senna leaf and Caraway oil.

National Institute of Health's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is currently studying the safety and effectiveness of many common herbal preparations, this also including for those pregnant women often turn to for relief. To keep abreast of the latest findings and get more information, you could visit their web site at www.NIH.gov.

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