Chicory root during pregnancy? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-02-2007, 08:26 PM - Thread Starter
 
ShelleyMom2in2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Making mischeif with Weasley twins
Posts: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Odd question.... Im pregnant and recently found some really yummy looking granola type bars, bought them, ate one THEN looked on the ingredient list the FIRST item was chicory root extract- but I cant find any info on its safety during pregnancy. I did see it was a laxitive. Hm. These bars boast 35% of the daily value of fiber. I figured that would be great since Im starting to feel the prenancy digestion slow down and my 3 year old son suffers from constipation if I dont keep an extreemly watchful eye on everything he eats (which is hard when parents are sending crap like ho-ho's and oreos to school for snack!!)
Does anyone know anything about chicory root extract during pregnancy? I appreciate any info! Thanks!!
ShelleyMom2in2 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-02-2007, 09:09 PM
 
cristeen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 14,677
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Chicory was on my list of herbs to avoid during pregnancy.

This isn't where I originally found it, but a quick google turned up this:
Quote:
Herbs to Avoid... Herbs that stimulate menstrual flow: agave, angelica, black cohosh, chicory, feverfew, hyssop, horehound, lovage, milk thistle, mistletoe, motherwort, mugwort, osha, pennyroyal, poke root, pulsatilla, rue, sumac, tansy, thuja, watercress, wormwood and yarrow.

Cristeen ~ Always remembering our stillheart.gif  warrior ~ Our rainbow1284.gif  is 3, how'd that happen?!?! 

We welcomed another rainbow1284.gifstillheart.gif  warrior in May 2012!! 

2012 Decluttering challenge - 575/2012

cristeen is offline  
Old 03-03-2008, 02:34 AM
 
candosmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I found some research on it. I also just bought today those bars at Costco. I really liked the calorie and fiber content because I am dieting. My husband ate one and liked it, looked at the ingredients and asked me what Chicory Root was. Didn't know, so I research. On www.drugs.com I found interesting information on this root, but particularly to your question it said this: Pregnancy/Lactation
Documented adverse effects (emmenagogue and abortifacient effects). Avoid use. You can go to the site and get more information.
I hope this helps. Good luck.
candosmom is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off