Herbal teas can be refreshing and relaxing, but for a pregnant individual, not always recommended. Not all herbal teas are good to ingest during the period of pregnancy and breast feeding. Some teas contain dissolved substances which can have a drug-like effect on the body, including your unborn baby. Some herbal teas can have negative side effects, ranging from allergies, dizziness, headache or nausea to toxic reactions or stimulation of the uterus.It is recommended that safe herbal teas should only be consumed a maximum of 2-3 times daily.
Herbals teas generally considered safe are:
Herbal teas generally NOT considered safe are:
elder flowers feverfew
life root (rag wort)
St. John's wort
uva ursi (bearberry)