Top 10 to Conceive Naturally With Herb Aid
is a term that is generally applied when a couple fail to conceive following
unprotected sex over a period of a year to eighteen months. Many
infertility treatments, focus on the actual mechanics of fertilisation, when often the overall condition of the body is the key to
been used for hundreds of years to treat every ailment that exists. After
all, plants were the only medicine available to our ancestors and the human
race has survived, so they must have been doing something right!
There are many root
causes that can inhibit the
processes necessary for fertilisation, such as stress, illness, a
imbalance and poor diet. These are just some of the factors that can affect
the organs that all play an important part in the process of reproduction.
There are certain herbs which can eliminate the need for all those
uncomfortable, invasive tests that are so often part of the
diagnosis process. Herbs help to strengthen and nourish the organs and
systems responsible for the intricate process of successful
conception, in addition to promoting a general feeling of
well-being, which is crucial before, during and after pregnancy.
At this stage
It is important
to mention, however, that once conception has taken place, there are some
herbs that should never be taken during pregnancy.
Below is a list of some of the popular herbal
remedies that can be used to treat male and female infertility.
Agnus Castus is the fruit of a Mediterranean shrub, Vitex agnus-castus, which
is also known as the chaste tree. Chaste
tree fruit contains iridoid glycosides, flavonoids, and terpenoids. This acts as a hormone regulator and will
help if you have irregular periods or if you are not ovulating due to a
hormonal imbalance. Agnus Castus is also useful if you are prone to
miscarriage before the twelfth week of pregnancy and can also help with
¼ of a level teaspoon of the dried, crushed berries can be sprinkled on food,
the best time being first thing in the morning. Alternatively, one cup of the
1decoction can be taken daily.
Agnus Castus should not be taken in conjunction with Progesterone supplements.
False Unicorn Root:
this has been used for centuries as a fertility aid, False Unicorn Root is an
endangered species, so should only be used if absolutely necessary.
helps to regulate the ovaries and strengthen the lining of the womb.
False Unicorn Root should never be used
Clover is a very common plant with bright pink blossoms and is renowned for
its fertility-enhancing properties.
The leaves and blossoms are rich in
protein and also helps to
detoxify the blood.
Up to four cups of the decoction (made from dried, not fresh, blossoms) can be
drunk a day, but you may need to take this for some time to reap the full
Red Clover contains blood-thinning properties, so should not therefore be used
following surgery or in patients with blood-clotting disorders.
Wild yam extract:
Wild yam is a winding vine with a
starchy yellow rhizome similar to a potato. It grows in Mexico, Canada and the
United States. Wild yams contain a sapogenin called diosgenin. Diosgenin is a
precursor to the hormone progesterone. Yams do not. actually contain
progesterone, but they do contain "plant estrogen" which does produce
estrogenic effects which have been shown to be valuable in relieving female
In pregnant women, it is prompt in
relieving the nausea associated with
morning sickness and can help prevent
miscarriage. Yam has long been used to nourish, balance and support the female
Caution should be used when using wild
yam as a contraceptive because it may not be effective in preventing
Dong Quai is an aromatic chinese herbal remedy made from the root of angelica
sinensis, which is growing at high altitudes in China, Korea and Japan. The
root has a strong smell and a sweet taste. Dong Quai is known as a tonic herb
for women and is used by women in the treatment of female disorders such as
premenstrual syndrome, menstrual cramps and to help them with
Especially in combination with other herbs, dong quai is very effective for
menopausal and menstrual difficulties. It is also commonly described as the
supreme "woman’s herb", and as the "queen of Chinese herbs".
Caution: Dong quai is considered to be of very
low toxicity, but it may cause some fair-skinned persons to become more
sensitive to sunlight. It should
also not be taken in large quantities by pregnant women.
Root comes from a tall shrub with bluish flowers of the pea family and is
found all across Asia and Europe. The root is used medicinally and is one of
the most important herbs in traditional Chinese medicine. Licorice Root helps
boost immunity, reduce inflammation, protect the liver and ease menopause
problems. Many women's herbal formulas include licorice for its estrogenic
properties as an aid to normalize and regulate hormone levels during menopause
Caution: Excessive use of Licorice extract may
raise blood pressure, cause water retention, headache and potassium loss.
Hops flowers (Humulus lupulus) are
native to Europe and western Asia, and they are commonly known as a principal
ingredient in beer.
Not recommended for use by persons suffering from
The herb black cohosh, or Actaea
racemosa (formerly named Cimicifuga racemosa), is native to North America. The
roots and rhizomes of this herb are widely used in the treatment of menopausal
symptoms and menstrual dysfunction.
Researchers studying Black Cohosh
have isolated chemical derivatives mimicking the effects of estrogen,
supporting the use of the herb in the treatment of female conditions.
Caution: Consuming large amounts
are known to cause nausea, dizziness and vomiting. Expectant mothers should
only use Black Cohosh under the supervision of a health professional, since
Black Cohosh has a reputation of stimulating the uterus to speed childbirth,
and large doses could lead to premature birth.
Saw Palmetto Berries:
are the berries from a small, palm-like plant that is found in the US and
the West Indies. Saw Palmetto has the effect of stimulating the sex
hormones and can also be used to treat prostate enlargement. A decoction
can be made from ½ teaspoon of berries to one cup of water. One to
two cups should be drunk daily.
Damiana is a small, aromatic shrub grown in South America. The leaves act as
a stimulant for the reproductive system, as well as acting as an aphrodisiac
and an aid for impotence. Traditional, it has been used as an aphrodisiac,
which may be due to an alkaloid that acts like the male hormone
testosterone--an increase which is associated with a heightened level of sex
drive in both sexes.
Caution: Excessively large doses of Damiana may
result in over-stimulation.
addition to herbs, evidence suggests that
Zinc, Vitamin E and Vitamin B6 can
help to increase fertility. Zinc deficiency has been linked to low sperm
count and a loss of libido in men and reduced fertility in women.
are many herbs that can be used to treat various aspects of infertility and
these can be discussed with a specialist. As with any method of self-help, it
always wise to consult an expert before attempting to administer a cure
yourself, but with careful management natural cures are definitely the
preferable and safest option.
A standard decoction
can be made using 40g
(1½ oz) herb to 750ml (1½ pints) water. Method: Place the herb in
a saucepan with the water. Put on a lid and bring to the boil and then
simmer gently for 10-15 minutes. Strain the liquid and pour into a clean
container. This decoction should keep in a refrigerator for around two
to three days.
Herbs should never be taken in conjunction with any other type of fertility
drugs and some herbal remedies may actually reduce fertility, such as St
John's Wort, Ginkgo and Echinacea.
For an easy-to-follow fertility
guide that charts the herbal remedies that can be taken during each stage of
the menstrual cycle,
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Dated 05 December 2012