Chamomile Tea May Not Be Safe During Pregnancy

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For the same reason aspirin should be avoided in pregnancy, chamomile has such powerful anti-inflammatory properties that regular consumption may result in a serious fetal heart problem--premature constriction of the fetal ductus arteriosus, which allows the fetus to "breathe" in the womb. For more on chamomile tea, see Red Tea, Honeybush, & Chamomile ( and The Healthiest Herbal Tea ( For other cautionary pregnancy tales, see What About the Caffeine? (, Is Licorice Good For You? (, Iron During Pregnancy (, Maternal Mercury Levels (, Pregnant Vegans at Risk for Iodine Deficiency (, American Vegans Placing Babies at Risk (, and Chicken Consumption and the Feminization of Male Genitalia ( Another common herbal tea that may have a potential downside is yerba mate- Update on Yerba Maté ( The best beverage during pregnancy is water. If you haven't yet, please check out the hundreds of other videos on more than a thousand topics at and let me know if you have any questions! Have a question for Dr. Greger about this video? Leave it in the comment section at and he'll try to answer it!

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