I am 12 weeks 3 days pregnant and my ND recommended that I take Holy Basil. Is it safe? I tried doing some research and found contradicting results.
Hi. I am not sure why your ND recommended this as it is generally recommended for stress. However, when pregnant it is best to err on the side of caution and it is probably not a good idea to be taking an herb while pregnant. If you are stressed , then you need to develop techniques that do not involved herbs while you are pregnant. Breathing and relaxation techniques can be exceptionally helpful. You can also go back to your ND tell him/her that you are not comfortable taking an herb while pregnant and ask for a homeopathic remedy (which are gernaly safe for pregnancy) for whatever issue you have that had him/her recommend the holy basil. You could also go see a classically trained homeopath as well. Good luck.