by Jennifer (Virginia)
I've heard that licorice root can be toxic to your unborn baby. I've recently found that it is in a lot of the herbal teas I drink. Is there any truth to this?
In Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year herbalist Susan Weed lists licorice as an herb to avoid during pregnancy due to its steroid-like factors (p.13)
It is safe to take in teas postpartum.
Based on her advice I would switch to a different tea until after your baby's birth.
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