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Is hibiscus safe during pregnancy?

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Added 1st June 2017 03:43 PM

Hibiscus is one herb you should use with caution if you are pregnant because evidence indicates the potential for harmful effects during pregnancy

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Hibiscus is one herb you should use with caution if you are pregnant because evidence indicates the potential for harmful effects during pregnancy

Hibiscus is a tropical plant most often used in herbal teas and as a food coloring agent. The hibiscus flowers also are edible.

Hibiscus is one herb you should use with caution if you are pregnant because evidence indicates the potential for harmful effects during pregnancy

Drinking hibiscus tea during your pregnancy increases your risk of several complications and should be avoided. Hibiscus could induce your uterus to begin contracting, which could result in a miscarriage, reports Baby Center.

Hibiscus is also said to cause Spontaneous abortion although it’s not  know how much a  pregnant woman would have to take for an abortion to occur  hence why it should be avoided either way

It may also have unknown risks to nursing mothers since breast milk contains much of what the mother takes in.

The tropical plant has also been linked to pre-term labor especially for mothers in their third trimester. Most medical personnel are quick to warn their patients on consuming hibiscus.

Despite the many side effects for pregnant women, hibiscus is of great help to those suffering from high blood pressure , stomach upsets as well as gastritis and heart burn.

 

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