Abortifacient

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Abortifacient

A substance that causes miscarriage or induces abortion.  Many herbs and combinations of herbs have abortifacient properties including wormwood, mugwort, tansy, nutmeg, pennyroyal, bitter melon, blue cohosh, slippery elm, vervain, rue, saffron and wild carrot.

Large quantities of vitamin C, brewer's yeast, pomegranate, and papaya may also be abortifacient.

Ergot is a group of fungi rather than a plant, and has been used by midwives since the Middle Ages in controlled doses to induce uterine contractions or abortions.  A derivative of ergot was even used on a friend of mine in 1971 in Vermont to stop maternal bleeding after childbirth, saving her and the baby's lives.  A combination of ergot and caffeine (Cafergot) is still used to treat migraines.

Ergot is dangerous, as are the plants listed here.  Please read the site <a href=''>Cautions & Disclaimer</a>.

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