Caution: Do not self-diagnosis or self-treat, consult a professional
**Note: This site and all of Annie's packaging of herb material is intended as a guide and reference ONLY. It is not a medical guide to self-treatment. You are cautioned to not self-diagnosis or embark upon self-treatment of serious illness without competent professional assistance. The information here is not intended to substitute for any treatment that may have been prescribed by your physician.
Herbs to avoid during pregnancy:
Some gentle herbs can be a great benefit during pregnancy. However, there are many herbs that should be avoided, as they may harm the embryo, cause liver damage or promote menstruation. This is NOT a complete list, but are some of the most common to be avoided: Aloe (Aloe vera), Black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa), Blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides), Cascara sagrada (Rhamnus purshinana), Comfrey (Symphytum officinale), Dong quai (Angelica sinesis), Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium), Goldenseal (Hydratis canadensis), Lemon grass ( Cymbopogon citratus), Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Lovage (Levisticum) , Senna (Senna alexandrina), and Yarrow (Achillea milefoium).