Herbs to avoid during pregnancy

Holistic Nutrition & Wellness Coach Ling Wong, MS, CHC, explains which herbs women should avoid during pregnancy and why these herbs should be avoided
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There are certain teas and herbs that you should be avoiding during pregnancy, especially those that contain steroid, that is of a mild toxic kind or they’re a uterine stimulant. Always consult a qualified herbalist before you use the herbs. Here is some… here is a list of sort of the usual suspects and this list is by no means exhaustive. Avoid all dong quai and angelica root, because they’re a uterine stimulant and they can stimulate bleeding. Nutmeg, when used in high dosage, can cause miscarriage. Goldenseal is some… it’s a potent fruit flu remedy, but it is actually a very strong antibiotic and can… it just can be too strong for the fetus. And lastly, uva uris. It is very commonly used for fluid retention, but it may just move too much water out of your body and create a situation of dehydration.

Holistic Nutrition & Wellness Coach Ling Wong, MS, CHC, explains which herbs women should avoid during pregnancy and why these herbs should be avoided

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Ling Wong, MS, CHC

Holistic Nutrition & Wellness Coach

Ling Wong, MS, CHHC, AADP, is the founder and director of Thoughts For Foods Holistic Health Coaching, and mother of a 21-month-old boy. She is a holistic nutrition and wellness coach specializing in preconception wellness, pre- and post-natal health, as well as mom-focused family nutrition. Ling holds a Master of Science degree in Holistic Nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health and Professional Training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

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