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Home Wellness Research Vitamins and Herbs Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga Racemosa) and St. John's Wort (Hypericum Perforatum) Are Not Recommended During Pregnancy

Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga Racemosa) and St. John's Wort (Hypericum Perforatum) Are Not Recommended During Pregnancy

Monday, 24 November 2008 19:42
Certain herbs such as black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) and St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) may be contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation because of their potential for uterine stimulation and abortifacient effects. This article reviews this and other potential side-effects from the use (or overuse) of herbal medicines.

Ernest B. Hawkins, R.Ph.   And the Good Herb Taketh Away   From The October 1999 Issue of Nutrition Science News