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Disclaimer Drug Medical Pregnancy Lactation

Most essential oils are safe for use during pregnancy, and if you havehealing tradition our ancestors used this approach in strengthening the body and treating disease.  Herbs however can trigger side effects and can interact with other herbs, supplements or traditional western medications prescribed by your doctor.  Taking too much can be dangerous. For these reasons, if you areb preganat or have underlying health conditions, you should take herbs in the dosage recommended by your herbalist. If you have medical conditions, speaking and sharing that information with share a list of traditional and herbal medications you use with your traditional doctor and herbalist.  Only use thw reccomend herbs after discussing your listed medications with your traditional doctor. Although uncommon, recommended doses may cause side effects for pregnant, lactating, those wanting to concieve, and others with underlying medical conditions.  For these reasons NGO researches the products we offer and our suppliers in detail. In doing so we found the following:

*Clary Sage use is highly cautioned against during the first through third trimesters of pregnancy because it is said to be emmenagogues, which means it can induce menstrual bleeding and possibly induce a miscarriage in the early stages of pregnancy.

*Lavender is considered as one of the safest oils. Despite this, it is not recommended for use in the initial 20 weeks of pregnancy. Even though this oil helps women with menstrual issues, it can pose negative effects on pregnant women. It is considered as an, emmenagogue i.e. it can induce menstrual flow thus increasing the risk of miscarriage.

*Peppermint is an emmenagogue and can reduce lactation. Besides, it can also cause an allergic reaction if you are allergic to menthol or peppermint. This can turn dangerous if the reaction is severe during pregnancy. Therefore, avoid it during pregnancy and lactation period.

* Pau d'arco bark, those side effects include anemia, nausea, diarrhea, and dizziness.  High dosing or making a "STRONG" tea is NOT recommended, and cause bleeding anticoagulant drugs (blood thinners) vomiting.  

Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Drugs (Blood Thinners) Interaction Warning: Pau'darco may affect the bloods ability to clot, and could interfere with blood thinning drugs, including: 

* Pregnant and nursing women Should not take pau d'arco

* Rosemary although considered Possibly Unsafe when used orally in medicinal amounts, because rosemary may have uterine and menstrual flow stimulant effects, we've listed it as best not to use during pregnancy. There is insufficient reliable information available about the safety of the topical use of rosemary during pregnancy.

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