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Abortifacient:Herbs That Can Cause Miscarriage

It is important to know which herbs can cause miscarriage in pregnant women and animals. Some of these herbs may be safe in small amounts, but always use an abundance of caution when pregnant. Herbs used in the last trimester to induce labor should be taken under supervised conditions only.

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  • Anise Seed Anise Seed Pimpinella anisum Aniseed
    Annual : Sweet and very aromatic, anise is commonly used to break up congestion, ease coughing and relieve gas and indigestion....
  • Asafoetida root Asafoetida root Ferula asafoetida devil's dung, food of the gods, hing, narthex
    : According to ayurvedic medicine, asafoetida is a valuable spice and remedy for nervous disorders, colic, bowel spasms, and for spasmodic coughing....
  • Ashwagandha root Ashwagandha root Withania somnifera Ashwaganda, Ajagandha, Indian ginseng, Winter cherry
    Hardy annual/Tender perennial : It is often touted as the Indian version of ginseng because, like ginseng, ashwaganda is revered as a non-specific tonic, an adaptogen that is used alone or as an ingredient in compounds designed to target a variety of conditions....
  • Bitter Melon Bitter Melon Momordica charantia balsam pear, bitter gourd, Karela
    Gourd : The gourd-like fruit has a long history as a treatment for diabetes. Bitter melon improves the body's ability to use blood sugar and improves glucose tolerances. ...
  • Blue Cohosh Root Blue Cohosh Root Caulophyllum thalictroides squaw root
    Perennial herb : Blue cohosh is generally used in combination with other herbs, often black cohosh, to treat menstrual disorders. The herb is one of the traditional herbs often used to induce labor....
  • Calamus root Calamus root Acorus calamus Sweet Sledge. Sweet Myrtle, Sweet Flag
    perennial wetland monocot : Sweet flag, or calamus has been in use worldwide in Asian European and Native American herbal traditions since the times of ancient Greece...
  • Carrot, Wild Carrot, Wild Daucus carota L. Wild Carrot; Queen Anne's Lace; Bird's-nest
    Perennial Herb : Domesticated carrots are not the same species as the wild carrot, commonly know as Queen Annes Lace, whose seed is the part used medicinally...
  • Dill Dill Anethum graveolens
    Annual Herb : Mouthwatering dill is carminative, it eases gas pains, bloating and settles the stomach. Both the leaves (dill weed) and seeds are used as a seasoning....
  • Goji Berries Goji Berries Lycium barbarum Lycii berry, Boxberry, Boxthorn, Wolfberry
    deciduous woody shrub : Goji berries are high in the ranks of superfruits, valued for their nutritive and antioxidant properties....
  • Mugwort Mugwort Artemisia vulgaris St. John's Plant
    herbaceous perennial : Mugwort is a favorite herb of wise women, most widely known for its affinity for the female reproductive system. It is used widely both in western and eastern herbal traditions ...
  • Nutmeg Nutmeg Myristica fragrans Mace
    Tropical tree : Historically, nutmeg has been used as a form of medicine to treat many affecting the nervous system to the digestive system. Nutmeg essential oil is used in aromatherapy....
  • PennyRoyal PennyRoyal Mentha pulegium Penny-Royal, poleo
    Perennial herb : Pennyroyal is an important member of the family of mints, used historically since the time of Pliny to stimulate suppressed menstruation, and facilitate childbirth...
  • Rue Rue Ruta graveolens L. Herb of Grace
    Perennial Shrub : One of the oldest and garden plants cultivated for medicinal use, rue was valued as a country simple for its ability to ward off toxins and pests. The use of rue as a medicinal herb has declined in modern times due to it's toxicity ...
  • Tansy Tansy Tanacetum vulgare Bitter Buttons
    Perennial Herb : Tansy is a widely grown herb with a number of traditional medicinal uses, but needs to be used with an abundance of caution. Tansy was a popular strewing herb in times past because it's clean, camphorous scent repelled flies and other pests. It is still ...
  • Thuja oil Thuja oil Thuja occidentalis Arborvitae, tree of life, white cedar, yellow cedar, American cedar
    evergreen coniferous tree : Thuja may be used in hot compresses and steam baths to ease rheumatism, arthritis, and achy muscles....
  • Tribulus terrestris L Tribulus terrestris L Tribulus terrestris, Burra Gookeroo, Burra Gokhru, puncture vine,
    : Native to India, the role of Tribulus Terrestris in Eastern European folk medicine for muscle strength and sexual potency....
  • Wormwood Wormwood Artemisia absinthium L.
    Perennial Herb : Wormwood is used today mainly as a bitter tonic, and in natural pest control. As the name implies, wormwood is a powerful worming agent that has been used for hundreds of years to expel tapeworms, threadworms, and especially roundworms from dogs, cats, hu...
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