Medicinal plants today widely used in medicine, even though the presence of a wide range of medicines. The advantage of herbal medicine to drug therapy primarily in the fact that with the right dosage and application, it does not have on the human body of the negative impact, which is often the use of medicines.
Especially desirable to take medication during pregnancy, since they can affect very bad as on the course of the pregnancy and fetal development, and even provoke the unborn baby's serious health problems. Herbal medicine, if properly carried out, is much more innocuous treatment and prevention of many health problems during pregnancy than drug therapy, although, of course, and it takes the necessary precautions, as well as knowledge about what herbs can be used a pregnant woman, and what should be excluded from use.
In no case can not be used during pregnancy herbs that increase the tone of the uterus, because their use can cause premature labor. The most famous of these herbs include tansy, oregano, juniper, yarrow, nettle and rosemary. Precautions should also be taken to the medicinal plants that contribute to the hormonal changes of the body: hop cones, licorice root, sage and others. They are especially dangerous in the first three months of pregnancy.
But there are herbs, tinctures and decoctions of them to use during pregnancy is not only not forbidden, but even recommended, as they are:
- reduce and prevent symptoms of toxicity;
- strengthen the cardiovascular system;
- calming effect on the nervous system;
- enhance immunity;
- contribute to the normal course of pregnancy;
- replenish the body with essential nutrients.
A decoction of lemon balm herb – one of the most effective means to help deal with toxemia at any stage of pregnancy. Melissa has a strong sedative, antiemetic, vasodilator and tonic effect. It strengthens the walls of blood vessels, thins the blood, thereby preventing the development of varicose veins in pregnant women. It is also recommended to drink with insomnia, nervous overexcitation, depression and depression, because its very beneficial effects on the nervous system known for a long time. To prepare a decoction of herbs lemon balm, you need 20 grams of grass pour a liter of boiling water, leave for an hour and drink a third cup 3 times a day.
Aloe juice provides essential maternal and fetal nutrients, it prevents the development of calcium deficiency in the body, which can lead to hair loss, brittle nails, and dental problems. Aloe really strengthens the immune system, increasing its resistance to various diseases. It is also a mild laxative, and is very good for constipation. Drinking aloe juice is recommended on an empty stomach 1 teaspoon 2 times a day.
A decoction of the leaves of mint has vasodilating, tonic effect, it improves blood circulation, normalizes water metabolism. It is shown drinking with nausea, dizziness and edema variables. To prepare a decoction of the leaves of mint, you need a tablespoon of leaves pour half a liter of boiling water, leave for an hour, and drink half a cup 2 times a day for 20 minutes before eating. Broth mint leaves is not recommended to drink in the last month of pregnancy, since it suppresses the production of breast milk.
Rosehip – a storehouse of nutrients needed mother and the fetus. Broth hips replenishes the body with essential vitamins and micronutrients, especially vitamin C. It strengthens and revitalizes extremely entire body, without causing adverse side effects. To prepare a decoction of rose hips, you need 10 grams of fresh or dried fruits pour half a liter of boiling water, cook in a steam bath for 20 minutes, then infuse for half an hour. Drink decoction of rose hips should be one-third cup 3 times a day for half an hour before meals.
The herb St. John's wort is very good under reduced pressure, weakness, bradycardia, and nervous exhaustion. It also normalizes hormonal balance of the body, thereby contributing to the normal pregnancy. A decoction of herbs St. John's wort has a tonic and tonic effect. To prepare a decoction of herbs St. John's wort, you need 2 tablespoons herb pour half a liter of boiling water and drink a third cup 3 times a day between meals.