**edit** Oops, I guess my response never went through?
Here is a great website on pregnancy and pulsatilla:
At the end of the article you can see someone asks the questions: "I have used pulsatilla in the past with great success while I wasn’t pregnant. It is a perfect cure for my yeast infections. While doing some research online about pulsatillaand pregnancy I found many sites promoting it (for morning sickness and labor complications), including your blog. I found one that listed it as never use duringpregnancy. Are you familiar with this list, and author? If so do you know what she might understand about the product that would give her a different opinion than everyone else in the homeopathic world? Thanks, Anna
And the author's response is this:
"Sorry it took me a little while to respond to you. The website you referred to is talking about herbal remedies, instead of homeopathic ones. Many herbs do have a strong effect on the body, and are best used under supervision or avoided duringpregnancy. Homeopathy, on the other hand, is safe for pregnancy and has no side effects. This is because homeopathy is energy medicine- in the higher (above 6c) potencies, it contains no molecules at all of the original substance, and even in a 6c dose, there are so few molecules of actual pulsatilla that it wouldn’t have an adverse effect on you. There are a couple of great books that help to explain this concept- my favorite is Richard Moskowitz’s Homeopathic Medicines forPregnancy and Childbirth."
It's always a good idea to use a homeopath though. I need to find a new one myself. Good luck!
Edited by OrangeMoon - 12/16/10 at 9:33am
Originally Posted by nikie23
I looked up pulsatilla on wikipedia, which says "Blackfoot Indians used Pasque Flower (genus Pulsatilla) to induce abortions and childbirth. Pulsatilla should not be taken during pregnancy nor during lactation," so I don't think I would be comfortable taking it any time soon. It then goes on to explain that it's safe in homeopathic remedies because it's diluted to the point of being undetectable, but I guess for me the question there is, what's the point?
Originally Posted by littleteapot
Originally Posted by tracymom1
What about a little tea tree oil? That's what I use and as far as I know it is safe in small amounts.
If you use TTO please make sure to use a carrier oil. TTO is too abrasive to be used directly on skin, and will make you peel (or worse). However, it does work well.
I've been getting absolutely horrific acne, too. All over my cheeks, both sides, from cheekbone to corner of my mouth. It's AWFUL. I've been using clerasil persagel in combination with some EO's and that's working alright as long as I stay on top of it. OCM also helps significantly.
Thank you for the carrier oil info! I think I'll give that a shot next, or maybe I'll just give up and wear a ski mask during our visits. :)