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Dandelion Root in Kombucha, Safe?

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I recently found a brand of kombucha called Herbucha.  They have a lovely brew that includes Dandelion Root, Stinging Nettles, and Elderberry.  I know the last two are safe, but I'm concerned about the dandelion root.  Is it too much of a liver detoxifier to be ingested during pregnancy?

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As far as I know, Dandelion root is awesome for liver support during pregnancy. My midwife has had me doing a dandelion tincture as well as a tea that contains dandelion root daily since 8wks (I'm now 39wks). 

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Thank you for sharing.  I went ahead and ordered some.  I avoided Kombucha during my first pregnancy much to my chagrin now.  I'm currently 10 weeks with number 3 and have noticed significant improvement in energy and morning sickness from drinking kombucha, and, as much as I dislike it, eating liver.  This herbal blend sounded great for health and immunity.   I'm happy to hear you've used dandelion root with the support of your midwife and without complication for the duration of your pregnancy.

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I avoided kombucha the first time as well. Not this time :)

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Why avoid kombucha? I'm drinking it in my pregnancy. Am almost thirty eight weeks now. I do single brew. Double hasn't really seemed worth it to me flavor wise. Maybe I'm not doing it right. Anyway, is it alcohol content women worry about? Single brew has hardly any. Double has a little I guess. Prob not enough to really be a problem I'd think though...or is it the detox factor that's a concern for some while pregnant? I love my kombucha. I'd miss it if I couldn't have it :-)
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