Safety of Herbal Teas Whilst TTC or Pregnant?

There’s a lot of discussion and confusion in the fertility world about the safety of herbal teas.

To help clarify this I’ve compiled a list for you of the most commonly used herbs – for tea and cooking.

All herbs (even parsley and basil) are medicinal and have an effect on anyone consuming them. If you notice that something changes negatively with your fertility health after introducing a new herbal tea, then it may be best to stop the tea and see if the situation improves. 

The table below shows the safety of commonly used herbal teas during pregnancy, or suspected pregnancy.

If you are not currently pregnant then most of the tea’s below will be safe, but they could cause changes with your health if used longer term. If you’re in doubt please consult a qualified herbalist.

Safe When Pregnant

Caution When Pregnant

Unsafe When Pregnant *

Ginger root (use only the fresh root – and not the dried root. Tea-bags contain the dried root). 

Red Raspberry Leaf (only for the last stage of pregnancy and never in early pregnancy)

Chamomile

Rosehip (without Hibiscus)

Echinacea (should not be used as a general ‘tea’ but only as a medicine for infections due to heat)

Fennel

Peppermint (once every few days only)

Lavender (only in the 3rd trimester)

Cinnamon

Lemon Balm (once every few days only)

Valerian (only under supervision) *

Rosebud

Nettles (past the 1st Trimester only – as it’s cooling and drying)

Green, White, Red, Yellow or Purple, Oolong or PuErh Tea (only under supervision) *

Hibiscus

Black or green cardamom

Parsley (safe in small amounts only)

Red Clover

Rooibos

Rosemary (only under supervision) *

Chaste Berry / Vitex

Ashwagandha

Milk Thistle (only under supervision) *

Dandelion Root Tea

He Shou Wu

Dang Gui (only under supervision) *

Liquorice Root (avoid when pregnant)

Basil (do not consume large portions)

Maca root (only under supervision) *

Chai Tea

 

Burdock Root (only under supervision) *

Black Cohosh (not to be used when pregnant)

 

Wild Yam Root (only under supervision) *

Mugwort

 

Ginseng (only under supervision) *

Juniper Berry

 Aloe Vera (only under supervision) *

Yellow Dock

 

 

Sage

  

Motherwort

* Unsafe when pregnant unless prescribed by a qualified and experienced Herbal Medicine Practitioner. 

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