Herbs and pregnancy

It turns out that in the bark of pussy will contain the same substance as in the tablets of aspirin, acetylsalicylic acid. And menthol, from which they prepare Validol, was first obtained from mint. As you can see, medicinal plants are a worthy alternative to chemical preparations. So let's find out which herbs will benefit future mothers. Lingonberry

The leaves of this forest berries remove from the body excess fluid and help get rid of edema. The same effect is given by drinks from cranberries and its "relatives" of cranberries.

In large doses, the infusion of cranberry leaves can harm the future baby, so accurately observe the appointment of a doctor.


Familiar since childhood, "valerian" - one of the most popular sedatives. The root of this forest plant reduces pressure, soothes, relaxes tense muscles, helps to fall asleep.

For longer than 1.5-2 months, valerian is not worth drinking, otherwise it can cause constipation and headache. Do not forget that it can not be taken with sleeping pills.

Medicinal plants have advantages over chemical preparations: they are better absorbed and rarely give complications; in addition, plants contain a whole range of useful substances. For example, to replenish the body with vitamin C and strengthen immunity, you can drink "ascorbic", or you can - boil the dogrose. More benefit will bring the dog rose, because in its fruits, in addition to vitamin C, there are vitamins of the group V. Calendula

These bright yellow flowers relieve inflammation and spasm, fight against microbes. Compress, soaked in calendula infusion, will ease the pain with the expansion of veins.

During pregnancy, medicines containing calendula are best not to drink, because they can cause uterine contractions ahead of time. But creams and compresses will not harm either mom or baby.


The broth of this fragrant herb is the best remedy for nausea. Brew in a thermos 2 teaspoons of mint with a glass of boiling water and let the drink infuse.

Even if you are very fond of mint tea, try not to get too carried away: for a future mother, one glass a day is enough.

Are you ready to join the fans of "natural" medicine? Then do not forget that future mothers are in a special situation, and before they start treatment with herbs, they need to consult a doctor. Parsley

If you are expecting a baby, salads with fresh parsley are better to eat more often - this modest herb reduces swelling. By the way, the dill seeds act in the same way.

Parsley is not recommended for some problems with the kidneys.


Soothe nerves, reduce blood pressure, reduce heart rate - all this is under the strength of a motherwort. It acts gently and perfectly suits future mothers.

During pregnancy, experts advise drinking decoction of the motherwort, but alcoholic tinctures should be avoided.


Its seeds reduce stress in the muscles of the uterus and intestines, improve appetite and digestion, and eliminate gases. And infusion of cumin helps to cope with bouts of nausea.

Try not to exceed the dose your doctor recommends.


This tool will help to cope with such delicate problems as inflammation in the bladder (cystitis) and the channel through which the urine comes out (urethritis). To properly prepare the broth, pour 5 g of dry leaves of bearberry with cold water, boil for 15-20 minutes and strain. The curative drink can be stored in a cool place for several days.

Norm for expectant mothers - 1 tablespoon of broth 3 times a day. It is better not to increase this dose.

How to brew herbs correctly?

1 way. 1-2 bags placed in a glass or enamelware and pour a glass of boiling water. Cover and insist 15 minutes.

2 way. 1 tablespoon of dry grass (5 g), fill it with glass or enamelware and pour a glass of hot boiled water.

Cover and heat on a boiling water bath for 15 minutes (the same effect can be obtained in a steamer). The resulting broth should be filtered and topped with boiled water to 200 ml. This way of cooking helps to extract more useful substances from the herbs.

Shall we have a cup of tea?

These fragrant drinks will help the future mother cope with some problems.

  • The lack of vitamins is tea made from hips, black currant berries, red mountain ash, cranberries, blueberry leaves, mint, currants and strawberries. This "vitamin elixir" is better to drink warm 1/2 cup 2-3 times a day for a month, and then take a break for 10 days.
  • Increased pressure - the infusion of the root of valerian, herb Leonurus and peppermint.
  • Low blood pressure - tea from the fruits of hawthorn, dog rose and St. John's wort.
  • Colds - tea with rose hips and lime color, and with sore throat - decoction of yarrow, chamomile or eucalyptus.
These plants are very useful, but they should be avoided to future mothers: anise, basil, oregano, ginseng, belladonna, nettle, lavender, lemon balm, juniper, tansy, wormwood, licorice, thermopsis, hops, sage.