Contraindications and the use of medicinal herbs during pregnancy

Some of these plants have a pronounced abortifacient effect, others in the inept use can cause a rush of blood to the pelvic region, to strengthen the tone of the uterus, provoking a miscarriage. Not included highly toxic plants, their use and speech cannot be.

What herbal remedies can be used during pregnancy?

For colds, coughs, bronchitis in pregnancy harmless tea from the flowers of Linden, aqueous infusion of flowers and roots of marshmallow, the herb cowslip, lungwort, mother and stepmother, Veronica drug. No contraindications avens city. Against cough and even asthma attacks is assigned to the powder of the herb avens in very small quantities, literally on the tip of a teaspoon, and immediately need to drink honey with water – diluted in 1/4 Cup of warm boiled water 1 teaspoon of honey. Infusion of the roots of avens urban drink in the diseased liver, gallbladder spasms, stomach pains, and especially with intestinal cramps and vomiting. One tablespoon roots pour a glass of boiling water, insist 2 – 3 hours in a sealed container or float in a water bath for 30 minutes, after 10 minutes, strain. Take a small throat – 2 – 3 table spoons 3 to 4 times a day before meals. Infusion of herbs – 1 tablespoon per Cup of boiling water, leave for 2 hours is a good remedy for calming the nerves.

Not contraindicated in pregnancy Valerian – when neprodolzhitelnogo. It is best not to use alcohol tincture, and water to prepare the infusion: 1 teaspoon of crushed roots pour on the night of a glass of cold boiled water in the morning strain and take 50 ml 4 times a day.

If you do have swelling due to poor kidney function or heart, the most gentle and at the same time effective way would be birch leaves: 2 teaspoons per 200 ml of boiling water, insist 30 minutes, drink in semihot. To take for several days, until swelling will be removed.

For headache and dizziness sometimes it is enough to drink two-three weeks and a decoction of inflorescences of red clover: grind 2 tablespoons, pour hot water, hold on low heat 3 to 4 minutes, drink 2 tablespoons 3-4 times daily before meals. This is useful and asthenia, anemia, exhaustion – then the time of treatment is increased to 1 – 2 months.

Other plants are permissible during pregnancy, if there is an urgent need, calamus, hawthorn, thoroughwax, meadow Rue, Angelica, chickweed average – woodlouse, zolotorudnykh, cranberry, fireweed, nettle, meadowsweet and šestilepestnyj, Flaxseed, burdock, mint, dandelion, couch grass, agrimony, duckweed, black currant, black poplar, tricolor violet, chicory, blueberry, rank grassland. The use of these plants in various diseases described in other chapters of this book.

Enormous popularity among the people elecampane is used in so many diseases. Neither in that, nor in another list he is not mentioned by us. The fact is that in the case of pregnancy, the attitude ambivalence. According to one report, he still has contraindications and others not.

For example, I had to assign it with threatened miscarriage, as mugwort – mugwort, when clearly okazyvaeshsya contraindications. It all depends on the method of preparation and strict dosage. In any case, it is necessary to observe careful Oste precautions with these plants for future moms.

So far, no contraindications have been observed to use in pregnancy marigold – calendula. However, I can’t get rid of the suspicious relation to it, knowing the opinion of ancient medicine since the time of Dioscorides. It was believed that if a woman will take calendula in hand, it will throw the fruit. Medieval Armenian doctor of Amirdovlat amasiatsi wrote: “the Juice of this plant is absorbed by the baby in the womb and causes miscarriage in a pregnant woman. But if the pregnant woman will keep her with you, it will cause harm to the fetus.”

To the opinion of the ancient sages does not prevent to listen to their medical expertise you can find a lot of value.

What can you recommend to a pregnant woman without fear, is the hips. It has almost everything you need for a developing fetus, is not only a rich set of vitamins, but the most valuable and complex of trace elements with a predominance of manganese, iron, copper, cobalt, phosphorus, magnesium, phenolic compounds, pectin, acid – citric, malic, etc.

There are different ways of preparing extracts of rose hips.

1. 200 grams of fruit is washed, pour 2 cups boiling water, boil in a covered earthenware or enamel pan for 10 minutes. Insist 10 – 18 hours. Filter through 2-3 layers of cheesecloth. To improve the taste, add the syrup or sugar.

2. 2 tablespoons of dried crushed fruits pour 1 Cup of hot water, boil 10 minutes on low heat, insist 30 minutes and filtered. Store in a tightly sealed container for up to 2 days. Take 1/3 – 1/2 Cup 2-3 times a day after meals.

3. 2 tablespoons fruit in the evening pour into a thermos, pour 2 cups of boiling water. The next day, take the infusion in 3 divided doses for 20 to 40 minutes before eating.

4. Tablespoon of herb per Cup of boiling water heated in a water bath for 15 – 20 minutes, infuse for several hours, adopted by 1/2 Cup 2 to 3 times a day after meals.

5. Tablespoon of dried fruits pour 2 cups boiling water, insist in a thermos a day, drink 1/2 Cup 2 to 3 times a day before meals.

These five recipes from five different books. While there may be some difference between them they are acceptable. It’s like a different musical variations on the same given motif.

Not too lazy, count 70 – 80 berries – depending on size – in a glass of water. Shred the necessary. Pour cooled with raw water and let stand 1 to 2 hours, then put on fire and bring to a boil.

Not be cooking. Immediately after boiling, reduce the heat so that the infusion is not boiled, and steamed at least an hour, until, as in a meat broth, an oil floating circles. Must be rendered rose-hip oil contained in the seeds. The infusion is ready. For greater fortress pour it in the thermos together with the grounds for the night. Then in the morning and get even more great drink – sweet, amber ruby, does not require any syrup or sugar additives. Pour from the thermos into the Cup it is imperative that through a strainer so as not were existing inside the fruit of small, spiny hairs. You can drink 2 – 3 glasses a day as a remedy for 3 to 4 weeks, and as a prophylactic support of the body – half a Cup 3 times a day, first serving in the morning on an empty stomach, and the rest in between meals – and two or three months.

If you start to drink this infusion with first weeks of pregnancy, in many cases, avoided toxicity, or its existence will be considerably weakened.

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