Herbs during pregnancy

Herbs during pregnancy - what you can drink, their useful properties, contraindications

Ideally, it is better not to take any collection of herbs in the first trimester of pregnancy, when all the organs of the child are laid. If this is not possible, then - to the doctor. He knows what and in what quantities you can.

It is known that for use in pregnant women are allowed to collect for the normalization of sleep, against bronchitis, expectorants and antitussives. For example, a cranberry leaf and & ldquo; bear's ears "(leaf of the bearberry) are used both separately and in combinations with other herbs.As an illustration, we will list the composition of the collection permitted for pregnant women and perfectly helping with cystitis.It includes winter salmon, bovine uterus, a sheet of badana, goose goatee , leaves of cowberry, volodushka, sabelnik.

But it is worth noting which collections of herbs are not allowed for use in pregnant women:

  • herbal preparations containing St. John's wort, sage, hyssop medicinal. As a rule, these plants are very useful for the treatment of neuroses, bronchial asthma, anemia, and also form part of diuretics and gastrointestinal fees. But during pregnancy, they can not be used, because it is proven: they disrupt the placental circulation and, consequently, make it difficult for oxygen and nutrients to reach the baby.
  • fees containing lavender, juniper, yarrow, dill, nutmeg, senna, primrose, aloe, nettle, chamomile, raspberry leaves. These herbs are part of the gastrointestinal fees, but have hemostatic and uretonic properties. But pregnant women do not charge fees that contain such herbs, because they stimulate uterine musculature and provoke premature birth (or spontaneous abortion).
  • Herbal preparations, which include: licorice root, Chinese magnolia vine, hops, anise, eleutherococcus, corn stigmas. In normal, that is, non-pregnant, their lives are prescribed to combat insomnia, with low blood pressure and kidney diseases. During pregnancy, they can increase nervousness, cause hormonal disruption, tachycardia, headaches.
  • Particular attention should be paid to this group, because some of its constituents have teratogenic properties. This refers to wormwood and some types of ginseng. Other representatives of this group - valerian, celandine, rosemary, sweet clover - if used for the treatment of pregnant women, then in very extreme cases and with strict medical supervision. These herbs can exacerbate toxicosis, provoke nausea, and severe headaches.
  • At the same time, one must take into account that some "forbidden" medicinal herbs are still allowed in certain medical fees. This is explained by several reasons. First, in the composition of herbal collections, the effect of some herbs is neutralized by the action of others. Secondly, very small doses of certain plants in certain situations can be useful. Take, for example, raspberries. Decoction of its leaves can reduce intoxication, reduce high body temperature and prevent the development of complications in viral diseases. But at the same time, an "overdose" with such a decoction threatens premature birth or miscarriage if the time is short. Since it is very difficult to establish the boundary between the norm and the supernorm, then doctors are reinsured and refer raspberries to the category of banned. Sometimes a pregnant woman can be prescribed vitamin tea, which includes leaves of raspberries, strawberries, cherries, blueberries, blackberries, lemon balm, violets, currants, lingonberries, linden flowers, marigolds, mountain ash, hips, hawthorn. Do not panic when you see the word "raspberry". If the doctor prescribed and clearly indicated the dosage, he knows that in your case it is just necessary. Follow the recommendations and everything will be fine.

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