The Daily Mail also reported on Dec. 31 that Camilla Parker Bowles recommended the lavender cookies to Kate Middleton with her severe morning sickness. Despite the Duchess of Cornwall's suggestion, lavender has some side effects that might not be pleasant and could even be dangerous to Kate Middleton and her unborn baby.
According to LiveStrong, lavender has several side effects the Kate Middleton probably wants to avoid. Those side effects constipation, headaches and nausea. Nausea is the last thing that Kate Middleton needs, seeing she already suffers from acute morning sickness.
“Camilla [Parker Bowles] was great at making Princess Diana miserable,” Anna Sanford, from Oklahoma City, said. “I wouldn't put it past her to do the same to Kate Middleton. I don't see how Prince William can stand to be in the same room with her. I know I wouldn't let her anywhere near Kate or the baby.”
Lavender can also cause a pregnant woman to have contractions. According to additional information from LiveStrong, lavender is traditionally used to “bring on contractions.” Kate Middleton certainly should not be using anything that can cause contractions this early in her pregnancy.
“I've heard both sides of it,” Gwen Shipley, from Oklahoma City, said. “I know my OB/GYN wouldn't say either way. Because of that, I avoided all things lavender while I was pregnant. I'm sure Kate Middleton is surrounded by all sorts of 'royal doctors' who will let her know if the lavender cookies should be avoided.
Although the benefits and dangers of lavender have been discussed and debated for decades, it is still unknown if the benefits outweigh the dangers. With that in mind, it appears strange that Camilla Parker Bowles would recommend something to Kate Middleton that could make her acute morning sickness worse and even cause her to have contractions.