Fertility Herbs

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Are you trying to get pregnant and looking for ways to boost your fertility naturally? When taken properly fertility herbs have a proven track record of giving women nearly a 25% increase in fertility.

For centuries, cultures around the world have relied on herbal remedies for their health issues.

The United States has promoted drug therapy for so long that we are unaware of some of our most natural alternatives.

We will address some of the most common herbs for treating infertility. However, I recommend seeing a practitioner of herbal medicine or a Naturopathic Physician for treatment so that you will be given the proper remedies in the proper doses.

Different herbs treat different problems and symptoms. Private practitioners can prepare a personal tincture or other blend designed specifically for you.

What follows is a list of some herbs and their application. It would be best to try only a few at a time. Or, even better, see a Naturopathic Physician who specializes in women's health. He or she can make good suggestions based on you and your particular situation. And, you will be given the proper dosages.

Chaste-tree is a hormone stimulant for women. It enhances progesterone production. It is sometimes used to prevent miscarriage. Studies have shown that Chaste-tree or Chasteberry impove your chances of getting pregnant by approximately 25%.

Black Cohosh promotes the production of estrogen. This herb has been used for centuries for gynecological problems. It is best to have it prescribed by your herbalist or physician.

Gotu Kola is a nervine, said to aid relaxation. It is said to promote fertility and balance hormones. It is usually prescribed for a few weeks with scheduled breaks. High doses can cause headaches.

Dong Quai mimics female hormones and is considered a fertility herb. This Chinese herb is usually taken in tea form. Drink two to four cups a day.

Red Raspberry strengthens the uterus in preparation for pregnancy. This also can be taken in tea form.

Skullcap is mineral dense and is considered a fertility enhancer. It can also help with PMS.

Red Clover is another herb which mimics female hormones and helps to balance hormone levels.

Stinging Nettle enhances hormone balance and production.

For men, herbs can be used most effectively for improving virility.

Yohimbe, Pygeum, Hawthorn, Ginseng, Damiana, Garlic and Ginkgo all treat impotence. There are a few other herbs with additional male fertility enhancement, like Saw Palmetto for prostate, but for men, herbs primarily improve erectile functioning.

Herbs used properly in conjunction with a healthy fertility diet can be very important in your overall plan to achieve pregnancy naturally.

As you can see, herbal remedies are very different than an over-the-counter vitamin, or a prescription from your doctor. If you want to boost your fertility using herbs, see a specialist.

Dr. Christine Strong, NMD

If you would like a personal consultation, contact me at: editor@doctors-fertility-help.com