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Noel John M. Carrasco, M.D., FAAP

Pat Murphy Carrasco, BSN, MFA, CMHT

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Safe Hebals During Pregnancy:
Herbal preparations that should not be ingested.
During Pregnancy avoid:
  • Chamomile flowers as in teas
  • Dandelion root small amounts, and
  • Ginger (as whole food) for nausea up to 250 mg four times a day
  • Lemon Balm +-
  • Marshmallow
  • Peppermint as in teas , safe but can aggrevate gastroesphogeal reflux
  • Slippery Elm sooths and calms the stomach, nutritious as well
  • Red Rasberry leaf as tea
  • Valerian occasional use for sleep
  • Aloe
  • Angelica
  • Arbor vitae
  • Barberry
  • Birthroot
  • Black Cohosh
  • Blue Cohosh
  • Blue Vervain
  • Cascara
  • Cat's claw
  • ChasteTree
  • Comfey
  • Cotton root bark
  • Feverfew
  • Hyssop herb
  • Goldenseal
  • Juniper
  • Majorum
  • Meadow Safflower
  • Mugwort
  • Pennyroyal
  • Poke root
  • Rue
  • Squaw vine
  • Senna
  • Tansy
  • Wormwood etc .

The indiscriminate use of over-the-counter medicines, prescription drugs, nutritional supplements or herbal preparations during pregnancy is unwise. Dr. Tieraona Lowdog notes that the rapid growth of the fetus make it particularly vulnerable to substances that affect cellular division. Compounds that affect the muscle tone or circulation of the uterus may also lead to adverse consequences. Herbs can act as uterine stimulants, abortifacients, teratogens, and mutagens. It is important for pregnant women to consult a qualified health care practitioner before using any medication.

Women's Health in Complementary and Integrative Medicine

Aroma and Sensibility

Essential oils that are considered safe for prenatal massage [at about 1/2 standard concentration]
Oils That Should Not be Used During Pregnancy
  • Chamomille
  • Lavender
  • Jasime
  • Neroli
  • Rose
  • Tangerine
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Basil
  • Calamu
  • Cedarwood
  • Clary Sage
  • Hyssop
  • Jasmine
  • Juniper
  • Marjoram
  • Melissa
  • Mugwort
  • Pennyroyal
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Wintergreen


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