It’s no secret that couples these days are having an increasingly difficult time conceiving. Even young women in their twenties who should have no trouble in this area are sometimes finding it a challenge to let nature take its course. 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. This can come as quite a surprise for some who had perhaps only been aware of herbs used for natural birth control.
Do 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 ready to have a baby, herbs for fertility just might help this to happen a lot more quickly by doing exactly that!
Best Fertility Herbs
Note that these powerful fertility herbs work most effectively in the absence of any structural problems within the reproductive system. Hence, it is best to discuss the resolution of issues such as endometriosis, fibroids or blocked fallopian tubes with your practitioner first.
Nettle is my most favorite all around fertility herb. Not only does it tone and nourish the uterus, but it also promotes the 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 for preparing for the baby’s birth as it is extremely high in Vitamin K, which allows Mom peace of mind knowing that her newborn baby’s blood will already contain an ample amount. Oral Vitamin K supplementation is another excellent option.
Continuing to drink nettle tea while breastfeeding promotes successful lactation and a copious milk supply as well! A nettle infusion also helps with allergy relief from seasonal pollen issues as a bonus because it is a potent, natural anti-histamine.
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 conception hormones. 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. This acts as a sexual stimulant. To make a powerful infusion of these herbs in combination, measure one ounce of red clover and a teaspoon of peppermint. Steep in one quart of hot filtered water for 4 hours. Ensure the lid is tightly fastened to contain the steam.
Drink this mixture as desired once it has cooled down. Refrigerate in an airtight container.
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 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. This will further enhance the fertility effects of Red Raspberry.
Fertility Herbs for Him
Note that the fertility issues could be on his side. In that situation, consider using the benefits of maca to assist with improving sperm count and motility. Scientific research has shown that maca achieves this without increasing testosterone levels, unlike some other male supplements.
The process of encouraging ovulation using the power of light is called lunaception. This technique works very well when combined with fertility promoting herbs.
To establish the proper timing for ovulation, follow this routine. Leave a light on in your bedroom for 3 consecutive nights about midway through your cycle. All other nights should be total darkness. Get bedroom blackout curtains if necessary. You will ovulate on the nights when the light is on.
You and your Sweetie can take it from here!
Sarah Pope has been a Health and Nutrition Educator since 2002. Her work is dedicated to helping families effectively incorporate the principles of ancestral diets within the modern household. She is a sought after lecturer around the world for conferences, summits, and podcasts.
Her work has been covered by major media including USA Today, ABC, NBC, and many others.