Herbs contraindicated in pregnancy
Apr 28, 2018
Aconite - refers to highly poisonous plants.
Ammi large - has a toxic effect.
Anise. Its fruits stimulate the synthesis of estrogens, which leads to undesirable changes in the hormonal background.
Arnica is extremely poisonous.One of the negative consequences of the application may be spontaneous abortion.Strictly contraindicated in pregnancy.
Led swamp - is a poisonous plant with abortive action.
Barbaris - the composition includes alkaloids, leading to the termination of pregnancy.
Belen black is one of the most poisonous plants, containing a strong alkaloid, which poses a great danger to the fetus!
Birch buds - in large quantities can adversely affect the organs of the urinary system.
Initial letter - refers to poisonous herbs.
The borer contains highly toxic components from the group of alkaloids.
The blackberry - a powerful laxative effect due to the stimulation of intestinal peristalsis.When applying the plant, there is a high risk of increasing the uterine tone.
Cornflower blue is toxic, as cyanide is present in the formulation.
Three-leaf watch - contains bitterness, which causes hypertonicity of myometrium, which is extremely undesirable in pregnancy.
Wolf foot( Canadian) - one of the active substances is a strong alkaloid.
Highlander pepper( also called water pepper) - has a general toxic effect on the fetus.
Highlander pochechuyny - increases the uterine tone.
G bird's eye ( sporach) - may cause spontaneous abortion, therefore its use is unacceptable in pregnancy.
Gentian - contains bitterness in the active ingredients.
Pearled leaf - enhances the synthesis of female sex hormones, which is undesirable during pregnancy.
Devyasil is contraindicated in women who carry a child because they contain hormonal compounds.
Oregano - active components affect the smooth muscle elements of the uterine wall, provoking abortion.
Ginseng - contains dangerous fetal alkaloids.
Joster is a laxative that simultaneously causes hypertension of the myometrium.
The is an increase in the tonus of the muscular layer of the uterus.
St. John's wort - can increase blood pressure, narrow blood vessels and increase the synthesis of female hormones.The use during pregnancy is categorically contraindicated.
Hyssop .In the grass there are essential oils in large quantities.They can negatively affect the metabolic processes.
Calendula - can cause uterine contractions, which is why it can be used only in small amounts according to the indications.
Cassia narrow-leaved - its preparations increase the tone of the myometrium.
Kirkazon common - contains poisonous compounds that lead to the termination of pregnancy.
Nettle - strengthens the uterine tone.
Krovohleba - has an abortive property.
Crocus autumn - in the grass there are toxic alkaloids.
Kopyten - the plant is extremely poisonous.
Yellow egg - in the rhizome of the plant there are toxic substances, as well as phytoestrogens.
Water lily white , also known as a water lily is strongly contraindicated because it contains toxic compounds.
Lavender - causes hypertension of the uterus.
Goatee( goose and erect) increases the level of female sex hormones by stimulating the process of their biosynthesis.
Lobelia . Alkaloids of grass can have a strong toxic effect on the future child's body.
Lyubist drug - stimulates an increase in blood flow to the pelvic area, which can lead to miscarriage.
Mandragora - alkaloids are present in plant root preparations in high concentrations.
Cuff Common - causes hypertension of the uterus.
Mother-and-Stepmother .Application of the plant during pregnancy is possible only in the composition of herbal collections, since it contains alkaloids in high concentrations.
Marena dyeing ( included in the chemist's drug Cystenal) - can provoke uterine contractions.
Juniper is an ordinary - sometimes it causes the termination of pregnancy.
Euphorbia - this plant is a poisonous, so it should be avoided during pregnancy.
Mint( field, marsh, forest ) - contains a huge amount of essential oils that can provoke spontaneous abortion.Only the use of Mint is cultivated( garden), in which these substances are much less.
Mistletoe white - refers to poisonous plants.
Fern male - contains toxic compounds.
Nightshade black strongly toxic.
The shepherd's bag stimulates uterine contractions.
Creep white contains poisonous components.
Parsley can stimulate uterine contractions.The herb is contraindicated in I and II trimesters.
Tansy contains poisonous compounds and can cause contractions in the muscles of the uterine wall.
Pyrethrum maiden. There is a lot of bitterness in the composition.
Wormwood is poisonous.It can cause convulsions and neuropsychic disorders and have a toxic effect on the organs and systems of the fetus.
Rhubarb increases the uterine tone.
Rosemary.The plant is characterized by an extremely high content of essential oils .
Chamomile .Means not its basis can be taken orally only in II and III trimesters( in small doses), because the plant enhances the synthesis of female hormones.
Ruta odorous is poisonous and can cause abortion.
Celery.In seeds, contains many essential oils.
Senna can be dangerous because it tones the uterine muscles.
Licorice bare .The plant has a high concentration of phytoestrogens
Pine.In the bark and especially the needles there is a large amount of essential oils.
Saphora is a fat-bearing containing poisonous substances.
Cumin increases the production of oxytocin, leading to an increase in uterine tone.
Bearberry .Essential oils of grass can cause premature birth.
Thuya is considered to be a poisonous plant.
Yarrow increases the tone of the uterine myometrium by stimulating the production of estrogens.
Dill .Plant seeds can cause hypertension of the smooth muscles of the uterus.
Fennel .It found a large number of essential oils, which may not have the best effect on metabolic processes.
Hops .In the plant, phytoestrogens are present in high concentrations.
Thyme ( thymus creeping ) causes hypertension of the uterus.According to the indications, it is permissible to use only in the composition of plant charges.
The celandine is a large poisonous.Active plant substances can lead to the termination of pregnancy.
Salvia officinalis .Herbal phytoestrogens sometimes provoke labor before the term, and during the period of breastfeeding reduce the production of milk.
Sorrel horse increases the uterine tone.
Tarragon .In the grass, there are many essential oils that affect the metabolic processes.
Field karst is a poisonous plant that can cause spontaneous abortion.
Clearness provokes hypertension of the uterus.
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As far back as the 16th century, the legendary physician and alchemist Paracelsus formulated a principle that, in fact, underlies all modern pharmaceuticals, as well as folk methods of herbal treatment.It says: "Everything is poison, and nothing is devoid of virulence;Only one dose makes the poison invisible. "
Traditional preparations based on medicinal plants can be an excellent substitute for various pharmacological "chemistry"( i.e., synthetic drugs).But this does not mean that natural remedies are absolutely safe, and can not bring human harm.A large number of plants contain potent components, which in certain concentrations can adversely affect the body.
A dose that does not pose a danger to an adult can be very dangerous and even disastrous for a small child, since not all children's organs and systems are formed definitively.The fetus in the womb is able to react even to scanty doses of biologically active substances.Side effects of a number of medicinal herbs can be not only direct, but also mediated.In this regard, all women who are preparing for the birth of the baby, you need to be extra careful when taking natural remedies.
Tests of phytopreparations are never carried out on pregnant women, therefore, objective data on the safety of certain herbs, as a rule, is not enough.
Please note: It is recommended to completely reject pregnant and nursing mothers from taking Chinese supplements, since one can not be 100% sure that these drugs are produced in compliance with all norms and under proper control!
In the first trimester, pregnant women should not use any herbal remedies at all.Exception can be made only by some curative herbs having the most mild therapeutic effect.As an example, you can bring chamomile and ginger.
Groups of medicinal plants that present a potential danger to pregnant women
These plants include:
- herbs with a powerful hemostatic( haemostatic) effect;
- plants with a high concentration of phytoestrogens;
- herbs in which steroids are present;
- herbs with a high content of essential oils;
- bitter medicinal tinctures;
- plants with a pronounced laxative effect;
- herbs containing natural alkaloids.
Negative action of biologically active components of plants
Phytomedication that stops bleeding increases the uterine tone, which can lead to spontaneous abortion( miscarriage), and therefore they must not be taken until the 36th week.
Phytoestrogens, that is, plant analogs of female sex hormones, can also lead to abortion or premature birth.
Steroids( hormonal substances) can have a negative impact on the intrauterine development of the child.
Essential oils in significant concentrations often lead to violations of various types of metabolism and cause disorders of digestion processes.In addition, they can negatively affect the developing central nervous system of the fetus.
Bitterness, which is present in many herbs, increases the tone of the myometrium( the muscles of the uterus), which can result in miscarriage.
The laxative effect of phytopreparations, as a rule, is due to biologically active components - anthraquinones.They not only stimulate intestinal peristalsis, but also contribute to an increase in uterine tone.
Alkaloids are the most powerful and dangerous components of herbs.Often they have a pronounced toxic effect on various organs and systems of the unborn child.
List of plants to be abandoned to pregnant women
Below, we provide an alphabetical list of medicinal plants that should be avoided during pregnancy.
Avran medicinal - contains poisonous substances.
Adonis - has abortive effect when taking drugs in too high doses.
Ayr marsh -contains phytoestrogens and can provoke hypertension of the uterus.
Please note : During pregnancy, you should avoid taking any alcohol tinctures, even cooked on the basis of "safe" herbs!
Plisov Vladimir Alexandrovich, phyto-therapeutist