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Anonymous - April 20, 2006, 05:39
I am pregnant and have been told to take Tansy for morning sickness(Which I suffer from all day!)
Is it safe to use and if so which form? Tablet or drops?
If not good is there anything else you would recommend for me please?
ZooScape Moderator - April 20, 2006, 12:31
You should definitely not be taking Tansy when you are pregnant. The essential oil in Tansy contains 'thujone.' Thujone is found in other herbs, most notably sage, and is a good antiseptic. It has also been shown to be a uterine stimulant in animals. It is for this reason that tansy has an age-old reputation as an effective abortifacient. Because of this, tansy should never be given to or used by pregnant women.
Morning sickness is generally the result of the hormonal changes taking place in the body. Some researchers feel that morning sickness is the body's natural way to protect the baby by removing toxic chemicals from the body with regular purging.
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