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21 Jul · Mon 2014
The last two blogs discussed about herbs that could be harmful to either or both the unborn baby and the mother and herbs that would bring on uterine bleeding and miscarriage. We only discussed herbs that started with A,B, and C. This blog will consider from D
ERGOT uterine bleeding and miscarriage
FENNEL SEED may cause contractions
FENUGREEK SEED uterine bleeding and miscarriage
GARLIC large does may cause uterine bleeding and miscarriage
GINGER uterine bleeding, miscarriage
GOTU KOLA may cause miscarriage
GUARANA contains caffeine, which has been linked to miscarriage
HORSERADISH uterine bleeding and miscarriage
HYSSOP uterine bleeding and miscarriage
IPECAC may stimulate the uterus, increasing the chance of miscarriage
IRIS, ORRIS ROOT uterine bleeding and miscarriage
JABORANDI toxic! May cause birth defects and miscarriage
JALAP uterine bleeding
JUJUBE uterine bleeding
KHELLA, BISHOP'S WEED uterine stimulant and may cause miscarriage
LAVENDER uterine bleeding
LEMON BALM uterine bleeding
LICORICE ROOT can cause high blood pressure uterine bleeding
LOVAGE uterine bleeding and miscarriage
MADAGASCAR PERIWINKLE miscarriage
MALAY TEA increases the risk of miscarriage
MALE FERN, SWEET BRAKE may causing vomiting and miscarriage
MASTERWORT uterine bleeding and uterine contractions
MILK THISTLE uterine bleeding
MOTHERWORT uterine bleeding and miscarriage
MYRRH uterine bleeding or miscarriage
NARK uterine bleeding and miscarriage
OREGON GRAPE uterine bleeding, miscarriage
OSHA uterine bleeding and miscarriage
PAPAYA uterine bleeding or miscarriage
PARSLEY uterine bleeding, uterine contractions and miscarriage
PASQUE FLOWER miscarriage
PEONY uterine bleeding
PLIURISY ROOT uterine stimulation and miscarriage
POISON IVY miscarriage
POMEGRANATE uterine bleeding
POPPY miscarriage and infant death
PRICKLY ASH uterine bleeding and miscarriage
QUEEN ANNE'S LACE uterine bleeding and miscarriage
SHEPHERD'S PURSE uterine bleeding or miscarriage
ST JOHN'S WORT uterine bleeding and miscarriage
STINGING NETTLE LEAF uterine bleeding, uterine contractions, and miscarriage
STROPHANTHUS may cause dangerous heart rhythm problems and uterine contractions
WOOD SORREL uterine bleeding and miscarriage
YELLOW JASMINE this herb is a uterine stimulant that can cause miscarriage
Posted by Elaynn @ 04:52 PM EDT [ Comments  ]
UNSAFE HERBS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN Part 2
In my last blog I listed herbs that would cause birth defects and toxic problems for women that are pregnant. In this blog I am going to discuss herbs that cause internal bleeding and uterine contractions and herbs that can cause miscarriage.
Let me mention at the onset that we all have our own views about subjects such as abortion. I also have mine. None of the information here is meant by me to abort a child. I am bringing to people's attention the dangerous herbs. Children are precious and we should not want to risk harming them in any way.
Herbs that will cause uterine bleeding and contractions and/or miscarriage: These should not be taken during the entire 9 months. I am mixing in those herbs that are unsafe after or before a certain time period. If the are not safe after 3 months, to my way of thinking, they are not safe during any period of the pregnancy.
AGAVE can cause uterine bleeding and miscarriage.
ALOE VERA JUICE. Uterine contractions and diarrhea. (avoid during breastfeeding as well)
AMERICAN MANKDRAK uterine stimulant
ANGELICA ATROPURPUREA can cause strong contractions and lead to miscarriage if taken during the early stages of pregnancy. Promotes the growth of fibroid and increase risk of postpartum hemorrhage.
ASHWAGANDHA may cause miscarriage
BARBERRY can cause uterine bleeding and miscarriage
BEE BALM BERGAMOT, OSWEGO TEA uterine bleeding; miscarriage
BEET LEAVES uterine bleeding; miscarriage
BIRTHROOT, BETH ROOT (trillium erectum)uterine bleeding; miscarriage
BIRTHWORT ( aristolochia clematitis)uterine stimulant; miscarriage
BISTORT, SNAKEWEED miscarriage
BITTER APPLE ( citrulus colocynthis) highly poisonous! Uterine bleeding and miscarriage
BITTER ORANGE PEEL uterine bleeding; miscarriage
BITTERWOOD, QUASSIA miscarriage
BLACK COHOSH uterine stimulant, contractions, postpartum hemorrhage
BLAZING STAR miscarriage
BLUE COHOSH uterine stimulant
BURDOCK ROOT uterine stimulant; miscarriage
BUCKTHORN BARK may trigger contractions
BUKTHORN FRUIT may cause miscarriage
CALENDULA external use is safe. Internal use can cause uterine bleeding and miscarriage
CALIFORNIA POPPY miscarriage
CAMPHOR uterine bleeding; miscarriage
CASCARA SAGRADA may trigger contractions
CELERY uterine stimulant; miscarriage
CHASTEBERRY can cause hormonal changes and uterine bleeding
CHICORY uterine bleeding; miscarriage
CINCHONA uterine bleeding; miscarriage
CINNAMON uterine bleeding; miscarriage
CITRONELLA (LEMON GRASS) uterine bleeding; miscarriage
CITRUS FRUITS excess intake can result in uterine stimulation
COCOA and COFFEE, KOLA NUT contains caffeine,which has been linked to miscarriage, low birth weight, premature delivery and birth defects.
COLIUS uterine bleeding; miscarriage
COLOMBO paralysis;uterine contractions
CORN POPPY miscarriage; infant death
COTTON ROOT uterine bleeding ; miscarriage
We've only discussed herbs that start with A, B, C . As you can see, there are a lot of herbs. I'll continue with some more in the next couple of days.
Posted by Elaynn @ 12:18 PM EDT [ Comments  ]
There are a lot of herbs that I have found in my research that pregnant women would do well to stay away from during the entire nine months of pregnancy. In this blog, I will list the herbs that affect hormone levels
AUTUMN CROCUS birth defects and Down's Syndrome.
BASIL may increase rick of birth defects
BETEL NUT causes birth defects
BITTER ORANGE PEEL birth defects
BORAGE OIL may cause liver damage to the mother and harm to the fetus
BRYONY highly toxic
BUTTERNUT may cause birth defects
CABBAGE, COLEWORT can interfere with mental development in the fetus.
CHASTEBERRY can cause hormonal changes and uterine bleeding
COFFEE low birth weigh, birth defects
COLOMBO paralysis and uterine contractions
COMFREY may cause liver complications in pregnant women and their growing baby. Toxic for the baby.
ECHINACEA may trigger autoimmune disorders
GINSENG alters hormonal balance
GUARANA contains caffeine, which has been linked to miscarriage, low birth weight, premature
delivery and birth defects.
HORSETAIL may interfere with metabolism of B vitamins
JABORANDI This herb is toxic, may cause birth defects.
KAVA KAVA this herb is toxic; may cause birth defects and miscarriage
KOLA NUT low birth weigh, birth defects
LEMON BALM external use is safe; internal use may lead to altered hormone balance and uterine bleeding
LICORICE ROOT not the candy. High blood pressure in pregnant women and harm to the baby.
LIVERWORT sever gastrointestinal irritation and should not be used during pregnancy
MADASGASCAR PERIWINKLE birth defects
MATE' low birth weight, birth defects
MUGWORT birth defects
PENNY ROYAL LEAF birth defects
UVA URSI may hinder the blood flow to the mother's uterus.
SAW PALMETTO decreases the amount of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the pregnant mother's body. If the women is having a little boy, DHT is very important for development of his genitals. If a girl, it has anti estrogenic effects that will affect the pregnant women.
SEA BUCKTHORN birth defects
SENNA (Cassia spp) birth defects
SPEEDWELL may cause miscarriage and birth defects.
Avoid the pits of APRICOT, PEACH, CHERRY they contain cyanide.
Part two discusses more herbs that are unsafe for pregnant women.
Natural Health Magazine complete guide to safe herbs by chris d. meletis, n.d
The Honest Herbal by Varro E Tyler
Know Your Poisonour Plants by Wilma Roberts James
Posted by Elaynn @ 12:14 PM EDT [ Comments  ]