Pregnancy & Nursing - Essential Oils & Herbs

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Pregnancy & Nursing Essential Oils & Herbs Chart

It is recommended to abstain from the following essential oils and herbs during Pregnancy or Nursing:

Ashwagandha
Barberry
Black Cohosh
Bladderwrack
Blessed Thistle
Bloodroot
Blue Cohosh
Borage
Buchu
Buckthorn
Canada Snakeroot
Cascara Sagrada
Catnip
Chamomile, Roman
Chaste Tree Berries
Coltsfoot
Comfrey
Coptis
Cornflowers
Dyers Broom Flowers
Elencampane
Ephedra (Ma Huang)
False Unicorn
Goldenseal Root
Horehound
Juniper Berries
Lemongrass
Licorice
Lobelia
Lovage Sichuan
Lycil Berries
Maidenhair Fern
Motherwort
Mugwort
Myrhh
Oregon Grape
Osha
Pennyroyal, European
Pleurisy
Prickly Ash Bark
Quassia
Queen of the Meadow
Rhubarb
Rosemary (extract)
Sage (extract)
Senna
Sichuan Peppercorns
Southernwood
Tansy
Tree Peony
Turmeric (extract)
Uva Ursi
Vetiver
Wormwood
Yarrow
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Please keep in mind that eating Organic Living Foods on a regular basis is what is necessary for optimum health (Genesis 1:29, John 4:13 & 14, John 6:32 & 33) and herbs are to be used as medicine (Ezekial 47:12 and Revelation 22:2).

Chinese Tonic herbs are considered as food because of their double direction activity and they are not medicinal.

To keep the stress down and for many other of its wonderful benefits, women can take Reishi now and all through pregnancy and nursing. Please see our Pregnancy Program. The following list of tonic herbs that are used for different instances during pregnancy have been used safely in China for thousands of years and are listed in John and Tina Chen's Chinese Medical Herbology and Pharmacology which is available for sale through us. These are just a few highlights of the herbs. Herbs following an asterick * are the ones used most commonly as pregnancy tonics in China.

*Asparagus Root - Tian Men Dong - increases milk (as does fennel and basil)
Astragalus Root - Huang Qi - not in 3rd trimester, it can decrease amniotic fluid
*Atractylodes, White - Bai Zhu - stabilizes pregnancy, restless fetus from spleen qi deficiency
*Codonopsis Root - Dang Shen
*Cordyceps - Dong Chong Xia Cao
Cornus Fruit - Shan Zhu Yu - stops excessive uterine bleeding
Cuscuta - Tu Si Zi - restless fetus, uterine bleeding
Cyperus - Xiang Fu - relaxes uterus
*Dang Gui - Chinese Angelica Root
*Deer Antler Velvet - Lu Rong
Dioscorea - Shan Yao - infantile indigestion and/or diarrhea
*Dipsacus - Xu Duan - restless fetus
*Eucommia Bark - Du Zhong - restless fetus from deficient kidney and/or liver and warms uterus
Ginger, Raw - severe nausea, dispels exterior wind-cold; Ginger, processed - warms the interior
*Ligusticum - Chuan Xiong - difficult labor, excess postpartum bleedng
*Ophiopogon - Mai Men Dong - generates fluids, for spleen, stomach and heart
*Placenta - Zi He Che - powerful jing, blood and qi builder - used before during and after pregnancy
*Polygonum - He Shou Wu
Red Ginseng - Panax Ginseng - Ren Shen - for difficult labor
*Rehmannia Root (prep) - Shu Di Huang
*Red Reishi Mushroom - Ling Zhi
Schizandra Fruit - Wu Wei Zi
Scutellaria Baicalensis- Huang Qin - restless fetus from heat
*White Peony Root - Bai Shao