Is boldo tea abortive?
In general, pregnant women need to moderate their consumption of teas, especially when the goal is to self-medicate. In the case of boldo do chile, the herb goes beyond simple moderation. This is because the substances present in the herb make it a “villain” for pregnancy.
For nutritionist Fernanda Mariz, who specializes in pregnant women, some have abortifacient potential. “Chilean boldo tea, for example, is freely marketed for gastric disorders. However, it can cause abortion and should not be consumed by pregnant women”, says the specialist in an interview with Portal Tv Cariri.
Even the negative effects of this herb on pregnancy are recognized by the Health Department of Rio de Janeiro. That is why bold is listed as “ potential toxic, teratogenic and abortifacient” by Resolution of SES/RJ No. 1757 of 2002.
In addition to being abortifacient, the tea used during pregnancy can also cause the malformation of the fetus and even harm the health of the pregnant woman. Thus, the patient may present some symptoms such as fever, dizziness, vaginal bleeding, cramps, and psychological confusion.
See also: Can pregnant women have teas?
I had boldo tea, and I’m pregnant: what to do?
First of all, you need to stay calm. The risk of abortion through boldo exists, but specialists still do not know how much harm can be done to the baby and the mother. There is also the organic matter of the body since each organism responds differently to external stimuli.
In this sense, it is ideal to look for an obstetrical gynecologist to perform exams to know if everything is ok with the child. In addition, it is easier for the doctor to ask other questions about the pregnancy.
The risk of approaching boldo tea is due to the presence of Nascar idol, a substance with toxic effects. In addition, the herb causes relaxation of the uterus, which can affect the baby’s permanence.
Bilberry tea makes menstruation go down faster?
Bilberry tea promotes relaxation of the uterus. For this reason, it tends to make menstruation go down more easily and quickly. Thus, it is a tea recommended to reduce menstrual cramps, as it distends uterine contractions during this phase.
However, it should not be consumed by women with delayed menstruation or suspected pregnancy.
As already mentioned, in addition to putting the pregnancy at risk, the herb in the form of an infusion can cause malformation and cause several problems to women’s health. Anyway, the search for a specialized doctor is the most recommended.
What is this tea for?
But if boldo tea is abortive, why is it released for consumption? In fact, even though this tea is contraindicated for pregnant and lactating women, it has several benefits for other people’s bodies.
For example, it can treat digestive problems such as diarrhea, stomach pain, heartburn, poor digestion, gas, constipation, and gastritis. Furthermore, it serves as an ally in the fight against the unpleasant effects of alcoholic beverages.
It also acts with a calming effect, improves the functioning of the liver, and helps in the weight loss process. But it also works as an antioxidant, antifungal, and antibacterial in the body.
Contraindications for this drink
As already seen, boldo tea should not be consumed by pregnant women, nursing mothers, and women suspected of being pregnant. But it should also be avoided in cases of young children with kidney failure and people allergic to the plant.
Boldo tea how to make?
Boil 1 cup of filtered water and then add the dried boldo leaves. Then cover the container, wait for 10 minutes and strain the infusion. And without adding sugar, honey or sweetener, drink the tea. Treatment with this drink can be repeated up to three times throughout the day.
To improve the taste or enhance the beneficial properties of boldo tea, you can add cinnamon or chamomile at the time of preparation.
In addition to avoiding boldo tea, pregnant women need to take other precautions to protect their lives and children. According to gynecologist and obstetrician Erica Mantelli, the first care is concerning food.
This is because all pregnant women need to consume foods rich in folic acid, a substance present in the B-complex vitamin responsible for forming the baby’s neural tube. Therefore, composing the diet with dark green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, egg yolks, broccoli, liver, etc.
It is also important to pay attention to prenatal care and regular physical activities with follow-up. Other precautions mentioned by the doctor are: not self-medicating, resting during the day, and eliminating alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, and liquids with caffeine.
Other prohibited teas for pregnant women
Just as there are chances that boldo tea will abort during pregnancy, other teas can also put the woman and baby’s life at risk. And that’s regardless of how many weeks or months the pregnancy is.
For this reason, it is important to be aware of the list of other teas that can harm the pregnancy. That’s why some of them are mentioned below:
- Caffeinated teas: Black, green, white, mate tea are some examples. All of them can speed up metabolism can cause discomfort and heart palpitations. In addition, the presence of caffeine can contribute to a baby’s low weight.
- Mint tea: Prohibited not only during pregnancy itself but also and especially during breastfeeding. All this is because this tea can decrease breast milk production.
- Cinnamon tea: Promotes the contraction of the uterus, being considered an abortive tea.