anyone know if you can use elderberry while pregnant? DD just came down with a wicked cough and i really don't want to catch it too!
Elderberry is one of my very favorite plant allies, and I have never heard of it being contraindicated for pregnancy.
Honestly, if an herb is not commonly known to be contraindicated ie pennyroyal, i assume a usual dosage will do no harm. I would only be extra cautious about doing very large amounts of anything not specifically recommended for pregnancy support.
This. I've never heard of elderberry being a problem for pregnancy. I actually wind up taking a lot of herbal remedies in pregnancy. Cranberry, corn silk, dandelion, etc. I avoid valerian (commonly used when not pregnant) and I'll probably not do the cohoshes this time, but that was of course in very late pregnancy when I was trying to induce.