| Pennyroyal in Pregnancy? |
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Brenda
Posted on: May 17, 2007
What is pennyroyal, and is it effective or recommeded to enhance contractions?
Pennyroyal is a member of the mint family. It is used in digestive problems with flatulence and abdominal spasms, to bring on the menstrual period and to strengthen contractions in pregnancy. I advise against using pennyroyal in pregnancy unless you are advised by a specialist in the medicinal use of herbs such as a herbalist midwife or medical or clinical herbalist.