For the common culinary herbs, the concern lies with the use of high doses in women susceptible to miscarriage
, not with using herbs
to flavor food.
Plants high in alkaloids (which can also stimulate the uterus): barberry, blood root, broom, goldenseal, coffee, mandrake, tea.
Herbs that affect hormonal function: **** quai, hops, licorice, motherwort, wild yam.
Harsh herbal laxatives: aloe, cascara sagrada, purging buckthorn, rhubarb, senna, and yellow dock (in large amounts).