Last week I had a question come from Mary's Basics/Doc's Herbal Tea. They were looking into using Chamomile during pregnancy.
Round and round the internet they came across my post about the
Health Benefits of Chamomile (a REALLY good read BTW) and
DIY Chamomile Tincture.
|Organic Whole Flower Chamomile|
"I was just wandering why you mention not using it in pregnancy?"
Here's my disclaimer from the post
" Chamomile is contraindicated during pregnancy. Not as a substitute for professional medical prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your physician, pharmacist, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements or following any treatment suggested by anyone on this site. Only your health care provider, personal physician, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for your unique needs or diagnose your particular medical history."
Chamomile during pregnancy is tricky. Herbal medicine can be tricky since no one person is the same. Each person might react differently to the same herbal remedy. If you scour the internet you'll find very valid points for not using chamomile and personal stories of using the herb during pregnancy.
|DIY Chamomile Tincture Kit|
On the other hand, there are plenty of people who say that Chamomile has helped them:
The thing is, I'm not pregnant and I've never been pregnant. I do know that it is important to discuss herbs, supplements and medications with your qualified healthcare provider.
This doesn't necessarily mean a medical doctor. Many people go to herbalists, Osteopath and Chiropractors instead of MDs. I do!
The bottom line...If you're not sure, Ask a professional! And by professional I do NOT mean a forum, your next door neighbor or someone who thinks "they know so much about so many things that they're 'practically' a professional." We all know one of those people.
|Ready to brew some Chamomile tea!|