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What herbal medicines should you avoid when pregnant?

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  • Always ask your doctor first. And definitely avoid these during pregnancy: Arborvitae
  • Beth root
  • Black cohosh
  • Blue cohosh
  • Cascara
  • Chaste tree berry
  • Chinese angelica (Dong Quai)
  • Cinchona
  • Cotton root bark
  • Feverfew
  • Ginseng
  • Golden seal
  • Juniper
  • Kava kava
  • Licorice
  • Meadow saffron
  • Pennyroyal
  • Poke root
  • Rue
  • Sage
  • Saint Johns wort
  • Senna
  • Tansy
  • White peony
  • Wormwood
  • Yarrow
  • Yellow dock

Large doses of vitamin A can cause birth defects

SOURCES: The Cochrane Library. The Family Planning Notebook. The Mayo Clinic.


Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 12, 2017

SOURCES: The Cochrane Library. The Family Planning Notebook. The Mayo Clinic.


Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 12, 2017

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