List of all the herbs that pregnant women should use sparingly

herbal medicines, herbal teas and natural remedies are often a good alternative to drugs. But the effects of these plants can also influence your pregnancy. That is why you should pay particular attention to the Inhalststoffe certain herbs, spices, teas and botanical remedies and may use only sparingly. Economical does not mean that you did not want to use these herbs, you should always be aware that there is too much and therefore enjoy in moderation. Pay attention to the recommended type and amount of intake as well as the advised purpose (right column), then you are on the safe side. If you are unsure, always ask your doctor, midwife or natural health practitioner who is familiar with pregnancy.

The following list is from the book ""Herbs for a Healthy Pregnancy: From Conception to Birth"" by Penelope Ody.

Plant That's why you should be careful
Aniseed and aniseed oil (Pimpinella anisum) Stimulates the uterus in large quantities, but as a kitchen spice is largely harmless, but you should not use the oil use.
Betonie, Real Ziest (Stachys officinalis) Stimulates the uterus in high doses; It is best to use it during the last weeks of pregnancy and during childbirth.
Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) Stimulates the uterus in large quantities; But as a culinary spice and during birth is largely harmless.
Cascara (Rhamnus frangula) Strongly laxative - should not be taken in larger quantities or over a longer period of time.
Chili (Capsicum spp) Avoid large quantities, which can cause heartburn; can change the taste of breast milk while breastfeeding; moderate use is not a problem.
Vervain (Verbene officinalis) Stimulates the uterus in high doses; It is best to use it during the last weeks of pregnancy and during childbirth.
Angelica (Angelica archangelica) Stimulates the uterus in large quantities; But as a kitchen spice is largely harmless.
Lazybird (Rhamnus purshiana) Strongly laxative - so should not be taken in larger quantities or over a longer period of time.
fennel and fennel oil Stimulates the uterus in large quantities; but is largely harmless as a kitchen spice; but avoid the oil.
Ginseng (Panax ginseng) Medical studies indicate that large numbers of them cause androgynous babies (caused by overstimulation of male hormones); do not use for a long period of time.
Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) Stimulates the uterus in large quantities; best to use in the last few weeks and during labor.
Raspberry Leaves (Rubus idaeus) Relaxes the uterus. This can lead to premature opening of the cervix. In the last six to eight weeks of pregnancy and taken during labor, it can facilitate the birth process.
Elderberry Severely dissipative; So should not be taken in larger quantities or over a longer period.
Jasmine Oil Stimulates the uterus; It is best to pick one up for childbirth to relieve labor pain; has a relaxing effect.
Chamomile Oil The oil strongly stimulates the uterus, but fresh or dried, the plant is safe for moderate use.
Garlic (Allium sativa) Avoid large quantities, which can cause heartburn; can change the taste of breast milk while breastfeeding; moderate use is not a problem.
Caraway (Carum carvi) Stimulates the uterus in large quantities; But as a kitchen spice is largely harmless.
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) Can raise blood pressure in large quantities; use sparingly.
Lavender (Lavendula argustifolia) Stimulates the uterus in large quantities; But as a kitchen spice and in small quantities largely harmless.
Lovage (Levisticum officinale) A uterine stimulant commonly used in prolonged and difficult births; as Küchengewürz harmless.
Marjoram (Origanum X marjoricum; O. onites) Stimulates the uterus in large quantities; Therefore, do without the oil. But it is largely harmless as a kitchen spice.
Nutmeg and nutmeg oil Inhibits the production of the hormone prostaglandin and contains hallucinogens that may affect the fetus; was formerly mistaken for an abortifacient. Safe as a kitchen spice.
Myrrh (Commiphora molmol) Stimulates the uterus and can cause premature labor; avoid large quantities.
Oregano and Oregano Oil (Origanum vulgare) Stimulates the uterus in large quantities; but is largely harmless as a kitchen spice; but do without the oil.
Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) Stimulates the uterus in large quantities; safe for moderate use.
Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) Stimulates the uterus and can interfere with the fetus in large quantities; harmless as a kitchen spice.
Peppermint Oil Stimulates the uterus; avoid the oil completely; dried leaves are harmless in small quantities.
Pomeranum (Citrus aurantium) Stimulates the uterus in large quantities; But as a kitchen spice and in small quantities largely harmless.
rhubarb root (Rheum palmatum) Strong laxative; should not be taken in large quantities or over a long period of time.
Rosemary and Rosemary Oil Stimulates the uterus in large quantities; harmless in small quantities and as a kitchen spice; avoid the oil altogether.
Saffron (Crocus sativa) Stimulates the uterus in large quantities; harmless as a kitchen spice.
Sage and Sage Oil Stimulates the uterus and hormones in large quantities; but is largely harmless as Küchengewürz; avoid the oil completely; inhibits milk production during lactation.
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) Stimulates the uterus in high doses; It is best to use it during the last weeks of pregnancy and during childbirth.
Cowslip (Primula veris) In large quantities, it has a strong laxative effect and can stimulate the uterus.
Celery Seed and Oil (Apium graveolens) Stimulates the uterus in large quantities; But as a kitchen spice is largely harmless.
Senna (Senna alexandrina) Strongly laxative; So should not be taken in larger quantities or over a longer period.
Tea, black (Camellia sinensis) Limit it to two cups a day; Excessive pleasure can trigger palpitations and increase the heartbeat. ,
Thyme Oil (Thymus Vulgaris) Some studies say it works as a uterine stimulant, although this is controversial; when cooking, the oil is harmless.
Tiger Grass (Centella asiatica) Probably stimulates the uterus.
White Hornet (Marrubium vulgare) Considered a uterine stimulant; safe for small amounts in cough drops.
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) Stimulates the uterus in large quantities; but is largely harmless as a kitchen spice; avoid the essential oil completely.

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