Due to a recent publication regarding honeysuckle tea’s effect against flu, we have received many emails from customers asking us whether honeysuckle tea can be consumed during pregnancy. For this blog post we have consulted different Chinese medicine doctors to make sure we give a responsible answer.
What Chinese Medicine Doctors Say
Here’s a few answers we got:
Answer 1: Honeysuckle, can be consumed during pregnancy, but do not drink too much. Focus more on drinking lots of water and avoid spicy food.
Answer 2: It depends on your health condition. In general, honeysuckle tea can be consumed during pregnancy. However, when it causes diarrhea you should stop immediately.
Answer 3: Avoid drinking honeysuckle tea in the early stages of pregnancy. Honeysuckle tea has a cooling effect on the body.
Answer 4: After the 3rd month of pregnancy, honeysuckle tea is safe to drink.
Answer 5: It’s safe to drink, but due to it’s cooling effect, I don’t recommend it as it will not have the health benefits that you are looking for during pregnancy.
Conclusions & Guideline Regarding Honeysuckle Tea & Pregnancy
As you can see from the answers above, they are all very different, but we can make the following conclusions based on this:
- Avoid drinking honeysuckle tea in the early stage of pregnancy (1-3months)
- If you decide to consume, then don’t drink too much. Limit to a cup a day.
- If it causes stomach issues, stop consumption directly.