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Queen Anne's Lace / Wild Carrot seeds
Women have used the seeds from Daucus carota commonly known as wild carrot or queen Anne's Lace, for centuries as a contraceptive, the earliest written reference dates back to the late 5th or 4th century B.C. appearing in a work written by Hippocrates.
Cautions & Contradictions: Queen Anne's Lace should not be relied on for contraception by women who are coming off the pill, hormone replacement therapy, women who have had an abortion, or a miscarriage, or who have given birth. I didn't find any recommendations on how long to wait following one of these hormonal events, so I guess the guideline would be whenever your normal cycle has returned. At this time, we do not know about use during breast feeding, whether it will prevent implantation, or if it would be transmitted in the breast milk. The decision should be based on whether or not the normal cycle has resumed, and if baby tells you the milk tastes like the seeds, then you'll know. Women with a history of kidney or gall stones should consult with an herbalist before using Queen Anne's Lace seeds. If you have a problem with estrogen, (estrogenic dependent tumors for example) consult with your herbalist before using QAL.
* Please Note: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Please do read Robin's article on QAL your self at: robinrosebennett.com/wild carrot.
References: 1. Riddle, John M., 1997, Bennett, Robin Rose- Summer 1994, 2007; Sister Zeus.