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Essential Herbs That Fight Infertility

written by: MandaSpring • edited by: Diana Cooper • updated: 2/25/2011

Infertility is something that plagues women all around the world. The causes are many and there is a natural approach to fighting infertility. Treat infertility naturally with the use of herbal remedies.

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    If you were thinking that you are alone in fighting the battle of infertility think again. It is a more common problem that you might have thought. But there is hope. There are herbs that can boost your hormone levels and rejuvenate, even repair, your body’s reproductive system.

    The CDC has this to say about the current infertility statistics: “Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) has been used in the United States since 1981 to help women become pregnant, most commonly through the transfer of fertilized human eggs into a woman’s uterus (in vitro fertilization). However, deciding whether to undergo this expensive and time-consuming treatment can be difficult."

    Traditional Herbal Remedies to Treat Infertility

    The following herbs are traditional, meaning they are commonly found and have been used in various parts of the world but more commonly in the U.S. to treat infertility. They can be found at almost any health food or nutritional supplements store as well as nurseries should you decide to plant a garden which is much cheaper.

    Alfalfa: This affects the endocrine system and hormone function and promote proper menstrual discharge.

    Black Cohosh: It fights infertility because the herb acts as an estrogen in likeness and persuades the female body to stabilize hormones levels.

    Butcher's Broom: Stimulates reproductive activity.

    Calendula: Enhances proper menstrual flow.

    Chaste Tree: This is an ovulation stimulant therefore it is a great fighter against infertility.

    Lavender: Often used in aromatherapy the lavender plant acts as a sedative as well as a uterine stimulant.

    Licorice: Stabilizes irregular menstrual cycles.

    Sage: Promotes fertility because of its estrogen properties.

    Rosemary: Primarily used in cases of Amenorrhea (absence of menstrual periods or irregular periods) it promotes over all reproductive health.

    Tansy: A menstrual stimulant jump starts a woman’s reproductive cycle.

    Infertility: Chinese Herbs

    Chinese herbs have also been around for centuries so they have good track record of use and efficacy throughout history. If you are unable to acquire these herbs locally to treat infertility then you might find better luck online.

    Rehmannia: This herb contains so many vital nutrients that combat infertility like: Vitamins A, B, C, D, amino acids, anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties, but these are only to name a few. By repairing key areas of the body it allows the body to repair cases of infertility.

    Dong Quai: Conditions the uterus and promotes healthy reproductive movements.

    Chinese Peony: Works to stop infertility by increasing regularity in a woman’s cycle.

    Chinese Skullcap: Primarily tackles problems of infertility by calming down the body and getting it soothed to successfully carry a baby.

    White Peony Root: Decreases infertility by stimulating essential reproductive aspects and key phases of a woman’s menstruation.

    Ba Ji Tian: Warms the reproductive organs to enhance fertility.

    Hong Hua: Stimulates reproductive organs to fight infertility.

    Infertility Overview

    According to the CDC’s statistics the number of women between 15-44 years of age with problems in infertility is approximately 6.1 million in the U.S. The number of married couples that are dealing with infertility is: 2.1 million.

    As you can see, infertility is a major problem for millions of people. All natural, alternative medicines have been used for centuries to help with these conditions and they are not as costly as the technological advances. Try all natural herbal remedies is a smart move before spending thousands of dollars in doctor’s bills.

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    Disclaimer

    The information in this article should not be considered medical advice. The information in this article is not meant to treat, diagnose, prescribe or cure any ailment. Always check with your physician before taking any products or following any advice you have read on Brighthub.com. Always consult your doctor before you start, stop or change anything that has been previously prescribed. Certain herbs and holistic remedies are unsuitable to take if you are pregnant or nursing and must always be cleared by your doctor before use