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Are dandelion supplements safe for pregnant or nursing women?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner
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When you are pregnant or nursing, it is best to avoid all medications, herbs, over the counter, or other substances unless specifically prescribed by the healthcare practitioner caring for you.

Dandelion, although rich in Vitamin A, calcium, and iron; has been rated as having Insufficient Evidence as to safety by the Natural Medicines Database. Given the lack of research on Dandelion during pregnancy or nursing, it is best to avoid during this time.

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