The following herbs should never be used during pregnancy and with caution by children and nursing mothers: Black Cohosh; Dong Quai; Sarsaparilla; Blessed Thistle; False Unicorn; Saw Palmetto; Blue Cohosh; Ginseng; Squaw Vine; Cramp Bark; Licorice; Wild Yam; Damiana; Pennyroyal; and Yarrow.
Feverfew – helpful for fevers, headaches and migraines; for women it is a general strengthener of the womb; may reduce nausea and vomiting associated with migraines; eighty percent of all migraine sufferers who try Feverfew have found it to be preventative, but be patient – it may take several months before an improvement is noticed.
Ginseng – used by millions as a stimulant and a tonic; alleviates or reduces the discomfort of hot flashes and menopausal symptoms, and strengthens the endocrine gland; helps the body to better cope with stress, reduces cholesterol, normalizes body functions, may inhibit growth of cancerous tumors, and may enhance sexual desire; CAUTION – high intake may make you feel jittery. Vitamin C may interfere with the absorption of ginseng.
Evening Primrose Oil – high in gamma linolenic acid (GLA), an essential polyunsaturated fatty acid that is converted into prostaglandin (hormones necessary for many bodily functions); used to alleviate PMS symptoms (irritability, headaches, breast tenderness and bloating); promotes healthy skin; neutralizes over-acidity in the body; useful in arthritic conditions; stimulates bronchial tubes and stomach.
Go to our Herb listing in our on-line catalogue.