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Why would this tea be bad for pregnancy?

I just bought a new tea last night at WF.  It's Yogi brand "Detox" tea.  It sounded just like what I needed after the holiday gluttony-fest.  While having my first cup this morning I looked at the back and it says "WARNING: Not to be used during pregnancy or while nursing."  While I am neither pregnant nor nursing I still asked myself, what can be so bad in this tea to warrent this warning?  Maybe it's something well known, but having never been pregnant I was never advised against it.  Here are the ingredients:

Indian Sarsaparilla Root
Organic Cinnamon Bark
Organic Ginger Root
Licorice Root
Burdock Root
Organic Dandelion Root
Organic Cardamom Seed
Organic Clove Bud
Organic Black Pepper
Juniper Berry Extract
Long Pepper Berry
Chinese Amur Cork Tree Bark
Japanese Honeysuckle Flower
Forsythia Fruit
Gardenia Flower
Skullcap Root
Black Cohosh Root
Rhubarb Root
Wax Gourd
Asian Psyllium Seed

If it's bad during pregnancy, wouldn't it be bad otherwise?  Am I just ignorant?  ???

Black Cohosh root can stimulate contractions, which would not be good for someone who is pregnant and not ready for labor. ;)

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Black Cohosh root can stimulate contractions, which would not be good for someone who is pregnant and not ready for labor. ;)

Look at you go, Hoopy~d... nice! 

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i just bought some of the bedtime tea from yogi brand and it has the same warning.  regarding the valerian root in it, i assume.  i think yogi teas use a lot of stronger medicinal herbs that aren't generally found in teas, so of course they will not be right for everyone

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Very Interesting.  Thanks guys!

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Black Cohosh root can stimulate contractions, which would not be good for someone who is pregnant and not ready for labor. ;)

I have heard the same.  Although these ingredients are all natural, they are not right for everyone.  Anyone taking herbal remedies or any type of herb should truly research the contradictions.  Natural does not mean right for you.  Many herbal remedies can also alter drugs you are on or be harmful to conditions you have.  Do your research.

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Good point, Di! Also a combination of herbs can have different effects than one herb by itself; for example cohosh plus valerian can be helpful for menopause misery, but awful if you're pregnant and want to be!

There are a lot of people here in Spain who think "all natural herbs are harmless." Well, opium and cocaine are also plant-derived, right? And valerian can be habit forming. A lot of prescription drugs are also plant-derived, so combining them with a "harmless" tea could have definite effects. There's something running around in the back of my brain about ephedrine and a certain plant supplement, but I can't remember what it is right now.

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