Fertility Herbs

Fertility herbs are those that help to tone the uterus and improve your overall health, thus increasing your chances of getting pregnant. I believe in using the most natural remedies for conception possible, so I’ve sought to increase my own fertility with these methods I’m going to tell you about.

I don’t believe that any single herbal remedy for infertility is a “cure all.”

But if you are as healthy as possible, your chances of conceiving in any given month greatly increase.

(And that’s what we want, right?) So here we go…

Maca: Maca is a nutrient-dense superfood that enhances the functioning of every body system.  Scientific research has proven that maca increases fertility. I go into more detail here about the benefits and recommended dosage of maca and when to use.

Nettle: Nettle has a long history of use as one of the best herbs for fertility. It is an excellent uterine tonic and also helps strengthen the adrenals and kidneys. This herb is packed with vitamins and minerals, including iron, calcium, and chlorophyll. Let me tell you how I used nettle (and still do) to help increase fertility and overall health.

Vitex agnus-castus, also known as chastetree berry, chasteberry, monk’s pepper, or simply vitex, is a fertility herb that is useful in treating hormonal imbalances. Read more about vitex here.

Spirulina: Besides the benefits for birds and fish (fertility and beauty are increased), this blue-green algae is very beneficial for humans. Not only does spirulina increase fertility, but it is rich in many vitamins and minerals to improve your overall health.

Spirulina nourishes the endocrine, nervous, and immune systems, regulates metabolism, and repairs tissue. Increased fertility from spirulina is thought to be due to the high protein content, which in turn can increase the quality of your eggs.

This is particularly beneficial in those of “advanced maternal age” (as they call it), age 35+. I took spirulina during two of the months I conceived, one being the month I conceived my son.

You can purchase spirulina at this link.

Raspberry Leaf is one of the fertility herbs that is a great overall uterine tonic as well as a promoter of healthy menstruation. Raspberry leaf is rich in vitamin C, vitamin E, calcium, and iron. Raspberry leaves also contain vitamins A and B complex and many minerals, including phosphorous and potassium.

I think it is a very pleasant-tasting tea, so it is easy to drink a cup every day sweetened with honey. You can also make an infusion, which is a much more potent tea, giving you more benefit in each cup.

Other Herbs For Infertility

Red clover: Another excellent overall tonic herb, red clover blossoms have a very high vitamin and mineral content, which nourishes the reproductive organs as well as the entire body. This wonderful fertility herb also helps balance hormones for a great boost in your chances of getting pregnant more quickly. Read more about red clover clover here.

False unicorn: An overall uterine tonic, false unicorn helps promote a healthy environment for conception.

Dong quai: Another one of the excellent fertility herbs, dong quai specifically helps regulate hormones and tone the uterus.

Damiana: As well as being a well-known libido booster (which is very important indeed when trying to conceive), damiana also helps to normalize hormone levels.

Evening Primrose: This beneficial herbal infertility treatment specifically helps improve cervical mucus, making it more fertile and abundant. This in turn makes the female reproductive environment more “sperm friendly.” Take this fertility herb after menstrual bleeding stops up to when you know you’ve ovulated.  (Read more about improving cervical fluid and evening primrose oil here.)

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