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Old Jan 1st, 2009, 12:58 PM   1
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Nutmeg???


right im baffled!!! some people are saying you shouldnt touch nutmeg at all as it is harmful and can damage the baby poss cause a MC. and some (ie my mother who is still going by when she had me 23 years ago bless her) say its ok in moderation??


i have also been told that it is safe after you pass the 3 months (12 weeks) into the 'safe' zone???!!!

any one with any ideas or the truth on this matter?? i am currently missing out on a lot of food i like and want to make sure it IS for the right reason lol



 
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Old Jan 1st, 2009, 13:03 PM   2
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This is what wikipedia says

Toxicity during pregnancy
Nutmeg was once considered an abortifacient, but may be safe for culinary use during pregnancy. However, it inhibits prostaglandin production and contains hallucinogens that may affect the fetus if consumed in large quantities.[5]


I think I will avoid it - thanks for that, had never wondered about nutmeg, I have wondered about other herbs though, I am going to google and see if any others are potentially harmful!



 
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Old Jan 1st, 2009, 13:06 PM   3
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lol thanks for that i think ill avoid it too there goes kfc and regae reggae sauce and i love them both bleugh!!!!

never mind lol can always stick to dairy milk!!!

yeh post any info you find here think it will help others too!!! xx



 
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Old Jan 1st, 2009, 13:08 PM   4
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Ok found this on ehow:


How to Avoid Harmful Herbs During Pregnancy

1 Examine the ingredients of herbal teas. Many herbal teas, even those marketed as safe during pregnancy, contain natural ingredients that can cause uterine contractions and miscarriage if consumed in large quantities. Due to the brewing process, potentially harmful chemicals in herbs are more heavily concentrated in teas than in other food products.

2 Remember, the FDA does not regulate most herbs, so product quality varies significantly. Typically, the best herbs are the most expensive, but this is not always the case. If you have a midwife or natural health care provider, she may have a reliable source for herbal products and may sell them through her practice.

3 Avoid uterine-stimulating herbs, which can cause miscarriage, premature labor or birth defects. These herbs include, but are not limited to, the following: anise seed and oil, barberry, black cohosh, golden seal, juniper, marjoram, motherwort, passion flower, pennyroyal, peppermint oil and St. John's wort. Some herbs that stimulate the uterus, such as red raspberry leaf, can aid in delivery and are sometimes safe for use late in the third trimester. Consult a health care provider before use at any time during pregnancy.

4 Use the following culinary herbs and spices in moderation: caraway, chili, cinnamon, cumin, fennel, lavender, nutmeg, oregano, parsley, peppermint oil, rosemary, sage and thyme oil. Large quantities may lead to miscarriage or premature labor contractions, and have other harmful effects, so don't go overboard when seasoning food during pregnancy.

5 Stay away from herbs that can cause serious injury to mother and baby. Aloe vera, comfrey, false unicorn root, Peruvian bark and wormwood are among those herbs linked to birth defects such as coma and blindness. Pregnant women should avoid these herbs throughout pregnancy, even in small quantities.

6 Follow herb dosage guidelines, as indicated on product packaging. Overuse of an otherwise safe herb can cause health problems, especially during pregnancy when the digestive system slows down. Err on the side of caution, taking the lowest effective dose.

I am fed up now cos I use LOADS of herbs in cooking!!



 
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lol thanks for that i think ill avoid it too there goes kfc and regae reggae sauce and i love them both bleugh!!!!

never mind lol can always stick to dairy milk!!!

yeh post any info you find here think it will help others too!!! xx

I didn't think KFC would have it in?



 
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lol thanks for that i think ill avoid it too there goes kfc and regae reggae sauce and i love them both bleugh!!!!

never mind lol can always stick to dairy milk!!!

yeh post any info you find here think it will help others too!!! xx

I didn't think KFC would have it in?
i didnt but we got a kfc like chicken selection box from iceland and everything has nutmeg!! so i am assuming that the coating they use must be similar and contain nutmeg ( i mean like the southern fried chicken
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i use lots of herbs too especially as i am asian and herbs are a vital part!!!! lol thanks for all that info can send it to my mother inlaw and my mum to keep em quiet and o my back lol!! any thing on stress caused by too much advice from parents and parents in law??? lol



 
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i wouldnt as i have heard that it can cause miscarriage

ask midwife honey

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lol thanks for that i think ill avoid it too there goes kfc and regae reggae sauce and i love them both bleugh!!!!

never mind lol can always stick to dairy milk!!!

yeh post any info you find here think it will help others too!!! xx

I didn't think KFC would have it in?
i didnt but we got a kfc like chicken selection box from iceland and everything has nutmeg!! so i am assuming that the coating they use must be similar and contain nutmeg ( i mean like the southern fried chicken
)

i use lots of herbs too especially as i am asian and herbs are a vital part!!!! lol thanks for all that info can send it to my mother inlaw and my mum to keep em quiet and o my back lol!! any thing on stress caused by too much advice from parents and parents in law??? lol

Right, I will avoid iceland chicken then! You will have trouble making curries without spices!

Advice re parents and in laws - industrial ear plugs



 
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nutmeg that is not the kfc i love kfc my bubba wouldnt be here now if kfc had anything to do wi it i have eaten probs 3 take away kfc in this preg lol and in my other

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lol thanks for that i think ill avoid it too there goes kfc and regae reggae sauce and i love them both bleugh!!!!

never mind lol can always stick to dairy milk!!!

yeh post any info you find here think it will help others too!!! xx

I didn't think KFC would have it in?
i didnt but we got a kfc like chicken selection box from iceland and everything has nutmeg!! so i am assuming that the coating they use must be similar and contain nutmeg ( i mean like the southern fried chicken
)

i use lots of herbs too especially as i am asian and herbs are a vital part!!!! lol thanks for all that info can send it to my mother inlaw and my mum to keep em quiet and o my back lol!! any thing on stress caused by too much advice from parents and parents in law??? lol

Right, I will avoid iceland chicken then! You will have trouble making curries without spices!

Advice re parents and in laws - industrial ear plugs
lol i like that!!!!



 
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