Herbal fertility remedies have existed in every culture for centuries before the development of modern fertility procedures.
Most of these fertility herbs can be used safely when used in the appropriate dosage. Some of these medicinal herbs produce the best results when used in combination.
The fertility herbs listed below have been selected for their time-tested traditional uses as remedies to alleviate the broad spectrum of conditions that can impact a woman’s ability to conceive.
Herbs That Could Be Helpful in Increasing Fertility in Women
Chaste Tree Berry
One of the most renown natural fertility herbs for women, it has the ability to stimulate the pituitary gland which produces the female sex hormones; estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, in addition to stimulating the ovulation process.
Particularly useful in cases where there are low levels of progesterone production, this herb acts as a rejuvenating tonic to the reproductive system.
More specifically, this natural herb for fertility has been used successfully by women suffering from irregular ovulation and by women with shorter luteal phases (the period between ovulation and the end of the menstrual cycle). Chaste tree berry has also been shown to restore normal ovulation after discontinuing use of birth control pills.
Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis)
It is the oil of the seeds of this North American wildflower which is rich in the essential fatty acid which contains gamma linolenic acid (GLA) which is helpful in support of hormonal gland functioning.
The oil carries the benefit of alleviating premenstrual syndrome symptoms and aids in the production of cervical fluid that has an “egg white” consistency; thin, watery, clear and stretchy, this type of cervical fluid aids the sperm to stay alive for up to five days and swim easily to fertilize the egg.
False Unicorn (Chamaelirium luteum)
This fertility herb is used to restore hormonal balance, prevent miscarriage and in treating a prolapsed uterus. It is used as a tonic for the reproductive organs, to ease ovarian pain and vaginal dryness.
False unicorn has also been found effective in the treatment of dysfunction of the ovaries. The benefits of this herb increases when used in combination with chaste tree berry.
Red Clover (Trifolium pretense)
Long considered one of the most efficacious fertility herbs, particularly in cases of scarred fallopian tubes or the presence of abnormal cells in the reproductive organs.
Red clover is rich in isoflavones, these plant compounds mimic the estrogen in a woman’s body. It nourishes the uterus and relaxes the nervous system with protein, vitamins, calcium, magnesium and trace minerals which are needed by the hormonal glands.
Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosis)
Native to Russia, China, and Japan, this ancient Chinese fertility herb is highly respected for its restorative properties and is most often recommended for its aphrodisiac properties.
It has been found effective in reducing stress, regulating the menstrual cycle, improving hormone balance, promoting fertility and toning the uterus, improving the ability of the fetus to implant after conception.
Due to its high content of chlorophyll, protein, calcium, iron and vitamin K, this natural fertility herb is very nourishing to the adrenal glands and kidneys.
It is used as a uterine tonic and helps regulate the body’s hormones, ovulation, and menstruation. This herb is one of the richest plant sources of folic acid, which is vital for fetal health.
Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)
Classified as the main Ayurvedic female remedy, this natural herb for fertility has a calming, purifying effect which regulates hormonal production. Used for many female conditions, including pre-menstrual syndrome and pelvic inflammation.
This natural fertility herb contains protein and phytoestrogens, the hormones that normalize estrogen levels. It builds the blood, rejuvenates and nourishes the uterus, preparing it for conception and helps prevent miscarriage. This versatile fertility herb is also used as a post-partum tonic to normalize the hormones and uterus after childbirth and promotes lactation.
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