It’s no secret that couples these days are having an increasingly difficult time conceiving. Even young women in their 20’s who should have no trouble in this area are sometimes finding it a challenge to let nature take its course.
While diet is clearly a critical part of healthy reproduction and eating the correct foods to promote fertility is Job #1, it is a lesser known fact that fertility herbs can play a huge role in this area. It is often a simple and very straightforward process to assist the establishment of pregnancy using these safe and time tested plants to balance the female hormones and libido.
Fertility herbs are also helpful in nourishing the body and female reproductive system which in turn helps to relax the entire nervous system to facilitate conception.
You know how doctors are often prone to say to couples having trouble conceiving that the woman just “needs to relax”? While this is an irritating comment for any woman to hear who is eager and ready to have a baby, herbs just might help this to happen a lot more quickly by doing just that!
Best Fertility Herbs
This is my most favorite all around fertility herb. Not only does it tone and nourish the uterus, it also promotes strengthening of the kidneys and adrenal glands. If you are or have ever been a coffee drinker, this herb is for you!
One, two, or even more cups per day of this high mineral tea which is also loaded with chlorophyll (a detoxifier) for several months goes a long way toward preparing a woman’s body for pregnancy and for sustaining the embryo once conception occurs.
Nettle tea is also fantastic in preparing for the baby’s birth as it is extremely high in Vitamin K, which allows the Mother to safely skip the newborn vitamin K shot knowing that her newborn baby’s blood will already contain an ample amount.
Continuing to drink nettle tea while breastfeeding promotes successful lactation and a copious milk supply as well!
Red clover is an excellent fertility herb primarily due to the high amounts of calcium and magnesium. These two minerals are believed to be of high importance in affecting a woman’s ability to conceive.
Red clover contains every single trace element needed by the glandular system. As such, this alkalizing herb is probably the single most effective plant used for balancing of the hormones needed for conception to take place. Balancing the body acid/alkaline PH, and thereby, the uterus PH, goes a long way toward favoring conception.
Brew your red clover tea along with peppermint (or another type of mint if you prefer), which acts as a sexual stimulant. To make a powerful infusion of this herb, take one ounce of red clover and a teaspoon of peppermint and steep in one quart of hot filtered water for 4 hours.
Drink this mixture as desired once it has cooled down and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Red Raspberry leaves, particularly the wild kind, are very high in calcium. Like Nettle and Red Clover, Red Raspberry leaves serve as a soothing uterine tonic and hence a very effective fertility herb.
The fertility promoting effects of Red Raspberry are enhanced in combination with other herbs, particularly Red Clover.
To make a powerful infusion of this herb, steep 1/2 ounce Red Raspberry and 1/2 ounce Red Clover in one quart of hot water for 4 hours. Refrigerate the unused portion after cooling.
With each cup of this herbal infusion, add 5-15 drops of either Dong Quai root tincture or False Unicorn root tincture to further enhance the fertility effects.
Ovulation is controlled by light and using the power of light to encourage this process works very well when combined with fertility promoting herbs.
To establish the proper timing for ovulation, leave a light on in your bedroom for 3 consecutive nights midway through your cycle (all other nights should be total darkness). You will ovulate on the nights when the light is on.
You and your Sweetie can take it from here!
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
Sources and More Information
Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year, by Susun S. Weed