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5 TCM herbs used during pregnancy

Not all women have an easy breezy pregnancy. More than 80% experience morning sickness and other unpleasant symptoms. The role of traditional Chinese medicine is to offer relief for various pregnancy symptoms. TCM during pregnancy can also be used successfully to treat or prevent certain ailments. However, only certain herbs can be used, as others may be toxic for the pregnancy.

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TCM during pregnancy: #2 Xu Duan

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The Xu Duan remedy is also known as Japanese Teasel Root, and it is used for pregnancy bleeding. It is a pungent herb that can prevent uterine bleeding, and thus a miscarriage. It can be consumed raw or fried, but the fried version is recommended for prevention of miscarriage. Women who have had recurrent miscarriage can take this remedy before getting pregnant again. Xu Duan also repairs bone tissue, is a good remedy for back problems and arthritis.

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