Whether it is possible a St. John's wort at pregnancy?"

Whether it is possible a St. John's wort at pregnancy?"

 The condition of pregnancy is the period when future mother tries to minimize amount of the used drugs and to use only what will not do much harm to the kid. Whether the St. John's wort for an organism of the pregnant woman is harmless and in what its advantage — questions, answers to which are relevant for future mother.

When planning

The ecological situation, stresses, irregular working hours, fast food, the insufficient number of walks weaken an organism therefore it is important to strengthen it during pregnancy planning.

Tincture of a St. John's wort, widely known effective remedy which is applied at treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, a cardiovascular system, nervous system, liver and gall bladder will have positive impact on appetite, will improve mood and will help to cope with a stress or a depression.

Important! In recipes of traditional medicine this officinal grass is present at structure of abortive collecting. It is especially important to remember it in the early stages of pregnancy.

The grass is applied also at treatment of gynecologic diseases and also as wound healing and antiseptic. The nicotinic acid which is contained in a plant takes part in proteinaceous exchange and contributes to normalization of work of digestive tract.

St. John's wort at pregnancy

Despite numerous merits of a St. John's wort it is not recommended to accept broths and tinctures of this grass during pregnancy. It has property to increase pressure that is especially dangerous on late terms.

Important! Medical researches on influence of a St. John's wort on posterity were conducted on laboratory mice. Results showed that a part of mice had genetic deviations, still a part was born with low body weight. And it forces to belong to application of tinctures very carefully.

Reorganization of an organism during incubation of the child can provoke a hair loss. To strengthen hair bulbs, hair can be rinsed with broth.

Besides, the substances which are contained in a plant quite often lead to reduction of a uterus and also can negatively affect the state of health of a fruit: the microelement structure can have negative impact on the formed nervous system of the baby. However during this period it is allowed to rinse a throat broth at colds or to use St. John's wort oil for treatment of skin diseases. Use of broth of this grass in cosmetology is considered useful.

For strengthening of hair also use a fenugreek, olive oil, a sage, an aloe, beet, a thyme and oil of a calendula.


It is traditional to use a St. John's wort it is impossible for people with hypersensibility to it. It is also important for the women sensitive to influence of sunshine.

Application of a grass is contraindicated at:

  • hypertensions — because of its ability to increase arterial blood pressure;
  • the serious mental disorders demanding special treatment.

It is necessary to remember that use of any remedies during pregnancy has to take place only under control of the gynecologist. The St. John's wort can provoke development of side effects, and it is one more reason to exclude any self-treatment.

Whether you know? The national name of a grass — a krovavnik, chertogan. The name is received by a plant because of poisoning with it of the small cattle eating it on a pasture. At the same time poisonings happened only at animals of white color. The cause of pathology — the special pigment which is contained in a plant.

And the answer to a question whether it is possible to drink infusion or grass decoction — will be negative.

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team