View Full Version : Burdock in pregnancy....I am stupid
For dinner I had about 10cm of a burdock root stalk. THEN I checked and it is apparently "unsafe for pregnancy in large quantities and it can stimulate the uterus". How worried should I be? I don't think it was such a large quantity but as it was fresh, who knows......very worried...anyone have any idea?
You would feel it if your uterus was stimulated. Are you having braxton hicks, or tightenings?
It may not even affect you. Some herbal things affect some people but not others. I could not stimulate my uterus to get my baby out when I was overdue, no matter how many herbal things that cause labour I tried.
I forgot to mention that I am only 6 weeks along so the risk is for spontaneous abortion apparently.
I would try not to worry, the stress is probably worse. 10cm isn't a huge amount.
I wouldn't think that 10cm of a root stalk would be considered a 'large quantity'.
This (http://www.answers.com/topic/burdock-root) link seems to suggest that eaten as a vegetable in pregnancy, it's fine - and I've read other stuff that says because of the high concentration of nutrients, it can actually be beneficial. It's medicinal PREPARATIONS that can cause problems in pregnancy - probably because the uterine stimulant properties are concentrated far more in these kinds of preparations.
If you're worried - try ringing the number above (in the forward to this section), but honestly, I don't think it would be hugely concerning :hugs:
Thanks for the link - it put my mind at ease somewhat...still in freak out stage of pregnancy #1 :)
That doesn't ease, I'm afraid to say - every twinge and everything that you do from now until your baby is no longer a baby carries with it the weight of mother-guilt. Welcome to the wonderful world of parenting :)
Aaaah...I figured that may be the case! Well, I hope I don't ask too many stupid questions in the coming months :)
The only stupid question is the one you don't ask :) So ask away! There's absolutely NO harm in setting your mind at rest :)
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