Herbs are totally natural, are they are becoming more and more popular natural fertility options when couples are trying to conceive. Many of them consider natural fertility options such as herbs, when having difficulty getting pregnant, but please take into consideration basic tip on taking herbs while trying to get pregnant: do not self-medicate. You must always consult a qualified medical expert, in this case herbalist before taking any herb or herbal supplements.
Also, if you are on other medications, you must consult with your doctor.
The following herbs have proved to have beneficial properties when it comes to getting pregnant
Chaste Tree Berry
helps reduce hormonal imbalances: it stimulates the release of luteinizing hormone (LH) from the pituitary gland, which promotes ovulation and helps regulate the menstrual cycle, which improves women s chances of conceiving. Chaste Tree Berry is known to restore normal periods in women with amenorrhea. It is also one of the herbs that reduce stress levels, which in turn has a beneficial effect on overall and of course reproductive health.
Black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa)
is a North American perennial herb and actually acts in same capacity as chastetree berry. Additionally, black cohosh also contains isoflavones, and play important part in reproductive health: they help bind estrogen receptors in the body. Both black and blue cohosh are commonly prescribed herbs for improving fertility, they both carry some dangerous side effects. Both of them should be avoided when trying to get pregnant or if there is a possibility that an egg has been fertilized. Since blue and black cohosh are emmengogues, this explains that they are uterine tonics and as such they can have adverse effects on implantation and may cause contractions.
Red clover blossoms (Trifolium pratense)
is also known as herb that is rich in estrogen-like compounds, isoflavones, and is therefore considered a great fertility promoter.
is also on the list of fertility promoters because it increases your chances of pregnancy: Dong Quai regulating woman s hormone estrogen and this way balances menstrual cycle rhythm. Women who have problems with autoimmune diseases may also increase their chances of egg implantation. However, dong quai shouldn t be used during menstruation because it is considered as a blood thinner.
False Unicorn Root
this herb is useful for women who suffer from pelvic congestion: false unicorn root has a balancing effect on the ovaries and it improves reproductive health. It is known as a herb that helps prevent miscarriage in women with uterine weakness. There is a dark side if taking too much of false unicorn root: it may cause you to vomit or at least have kidney or stomach irritation, and sometimes blurred vision.
there are two sides of taking wild yam: one that increases chances of getting pregnant and may help prevent habitual miscarriage due to hormonal imbalance, and the other that actually prevents ovulation from taking place. Critical factor is production of progesterone and ovulation: if wild yam is taken before ovulation it can actually prevent ovulation thereby reducing woman s fertility. Therefore it is essential to know that wild yam should be always taken after ovulation occurs because then the herb has a positive effect: it raises the production of progesterone and this way increases your chances of conceiving. This herb also has a role in hormonal imbalance: it may help in prevention of habitual miscarriage.
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
is a herb that might help women with polycystic ovary disease since they usually have low estrogen levels combined with high levels of testosterone. A Japanese study found licorice helps.