Does chamomile tea induce labor?

Doubtful, BUT. Consuming large quantities of chamomile alcohol extract might induce labor, so it's not recommended in pregnancy. Chamomile tea is much, much weaker and is not likely to induce labor. However, some have connected premature closure of the fetal ductus arteriosus with maternal chamomile tea drinking: http://tinyurl.Com/lde4mfr safer teas include lemon balm, peppermint, raspberry leaf, etc.

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A naturalist told me that drinking 3-5 cups of chamomile tea can cause labor contractions. Is this true?

Food Myths. Nope. Not in any way. This is absolutely not correct. If it were many women in many parts of the world where drinking tea like this would have difficulties with their pregnancies. Read more...
Chamomile. Actually excessive chamomile may be problematic during pregnancy. See: http://suite101.Com/a/herbal-teas-to-avoid-during-pregnancy-a158115. " herbal teas to avoid during pregnancy". Read more...
Chamomile. Chamomile can stimulate uterine smooth muscle -- not good in pre-term pregnancy. It increases blood flow in the pelvic and uterine area --it's an emmenogogue which can also induce menstruation. Historically it was also used as an abortifacient. All these are reasons why chamomile isn't recommended in pregnancy, even though many women have safely used it. http://tinyurl.com/px7ymna. Read more...

Does ginger tea help induce labor?

No evidence. There is no evidence proving that ginger tea will be an effective form of labor induction. It may not be harmful though, so you are welcome to continue trying it. Read more...

I read online that chamomile tea is good for sinuses and is a good decongestant. Is this true?

Xylitol. Xylitol is a natural sugar and breaks up biofilm in the body. That's where germs multiply. It is found in a nasal spray called xlear (pronounced "clear") and in chewing gum called spry. Coughing is a way the body gets rid of mucus. Please see your doc to get a proper diagnosis. Peace and good health. Chamomile is used to relax, often good prior to sleep. Read more...