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Is tea with lemon grass as an ingredient safe during pregnancy?
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Nope
Several grasses make up lemon grass.
It contains citral & myrcene which have been shown to cause harmful effects in pregnancy. Although the studies have shown harmful effects only in animal studies and in very high levels of consumption, a safe level has not been established and you should avoid it in pregnancy. Your OB can provide a safe list of teas you can take in pregnancy.

In brief: Nope
Several grasses make up lemon grass.
It contains citral & myrcene which have been shown to cause harmful effects in pregnancy. Although the studies have shown harmful effects only in animal studies and in very high levels of consumption, a safe level has not been established and you should avoid it in pregnancy. Your OB can provide a safe list of teas you can take in pregnancy.
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