herbs to avoid in pregnancy


Before entering fully into abortive plants, as the usual readers of this website know, many times in the recommendations of medicinal plants and other natural remedies, we dedicate a space for the possible adverse effects or contraindications of some of these medicinal products.

In general, we always advise that during pregnancy care be taken with medications, both natural and pharmacological.

And we always recommend that in these cases a doctor be consulted, in this case a gynecologist, who will know what are the risks associated with certain medicines, foods, plants and health supplements.

What are the abortive plants?

The following is a list of plants with a high rate of abortive and contraceptive effects, and that yes or yes should be avoided in case of pregnancy as they could end it.

It is not a simple task to indicate the degree of danger of a plant, since there are other factors that come into play (women's health, genetics, reactions, etc.), but it is important, to avoid any risk, to keep in mind this list of plants contraceptives and abortives. The knowledge of these plants is one of the effective ways to minimize risks.

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Abortive and / or contraceptive plants

Rue. It is known that rue is one of the most potent abortion plants, so it should be avoided in a state of gravity, either in the form of infusion or direct consumption of the plant.

Colocasia Colocasia esculenta, a plant from which a tuber is widely used in India, and used as an ornamental plant, has known abortive effects, so it is recommended to avoid its consumption, or that of foods made from its tuber.

Parsley. Parsley is another one of those abortive plants that represent a risk in large doses, although in small food doses it does not represent a real risk. It is also not recommended for the period of breastfeeding.

Wormwood. By activating uterine blood flow, wormwood presents serious risks for pregnant women as it could cause miscarriages.

Caraway. This plant and its seeds, has abortive risks in high doses of its seeds, or in concentrated products.

Boldo One of the active ingredients of boldo, which it shares with wormwood and rue is tuyona, whose doses can cause problems of spontaneous births.

Green anise, cumin and fennel. Like caraway, they have abortive risks in high doses or in concentrated products.

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Rue is a plant whose properties can induce abortion, so it should be avoided during pregnancy

Artemisias All plants of this family, composed of almost 1500 different species, present a risk and are considered abortive plants, mainly because of their high ketone content.

Tansy. Tanacetum Vulgare or tansy has a very high concentration of tuyona, which poses a very large risk for pregnant women.

Shepherd's bag Alters menstrual periods, therefore it is considered that it presents risks in case of pregnancy as well.

Pink Lapacho Handroanthus impetiginosus, known as pink lapacho, is a plant present throughout Latin America. It is a highly abortive plant, so its consumption is not safe even in small doses during pregnancy.

Marrubium sp. and Ballota sp. They are two plants that are commonly referred to as horn. They are highly abortive, and affect the menstrual period.

Green nettle. It should be avoided during pregnancy, as it supposedly presents risks. They are not proven, but in any case, it is better to avoid the risk.

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Other plants prohibited in pregnancy

This is a list of some of the plants that could pose a risk, but they are not all.

There are other plants, typical of some specific regions, with similar properties or effects, so you should consult a doctor before starting a treatment based on medicinal plants for the possibility that they are abortive or safe if you are pregnant.

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