Herbs can play an important role in a natural infertility treatment. The usage of herbs to cure infertility or boost fertility has been recognized since centuries ago. It is a part of the healing tradition in China (traditional Chinese Medicines), Indonesia (Jamu healing), India (Ayurveda medicine), Mexico and by some other tribes in the world such as the Mediterranean region.
There are many different herbs that can be used to improve fertility, but it’s important to remember that no single herb can cure a disease on its own. Instead, these herbs are usually served as part of a larger compound that is designed to create a specific therapeutic effect. There are certain principles of compounding that must be followed in order for the formula to be effective, so it’s important to consult with an expert before taking any herbal remedies.
The following herbs are to be combined with other herbs in order to achieve maximum therapeutic effect. These are what Chinese principles refer to as “King herbs” – the main herbs in a compound that are supported and strengthened by other herbs in the mixture.
Red Clover Blossoms (Trifolium pretense)
This herb is known for its high vitamin and protein content, which makes it an excellent fertility herb. It strengthens the uterus and is beneficial for the whole body. It is also a good source of calcium and magnesium, which help relax the body and improve fertility. This herb contains almost all of the trace minerals that are essential for the glands, making it a very valuable herb indeed.
Nettle Leaves (Urtica sioica)
This herb is known to be a great overall nourisher for the entire body, but it works especially well in supporting the kidneys and adrenal glands. It’s commonly used in tonic compounds to help strengthen the uterus. Additionally, it’s a good source of chlorophyll and some minerals which are key for the proper functioning of the hormonal system. For this reason, it’s often prescribed for young girls starting their menstruation as well as older women who are entering menopause.
Raspberry Leaves (Rubus ideaus)
This herb is popular for its tonic and astringent properties, as well as its ability to relax the uterus. It is a good source of vitamins and works best in combination with red clover herb. Because it strengthens the muscles of the uterus, it is often used as a pregnancy herb to promote easier labor.
Dong Quai or Honeywort (Angelica sinensis)
This Chinese herb has long been recognized as one of the primary herbs for all kinds of female disorders pertaining to the blood system, menstruation, fertility and pregnancy. Its famous compound, the Great Tonic for All Female Deficiencies, has been validated by modern scientific research on its traditional claims. It contains phytoestrogen, a hormone that regulates the menstruation cycle.
False Unicorn Root (Chamaelirium luteum)
This herb is of great value in medicinal usage. Aside from being a uterus tonic, it is also used to keep an alkaline condition of the ovaries, kidney and urine bladder. It can be used to treat venereal disease, gonorrhea in particular. This herb is not only known to treat fertility in women, but also useful in the treatment of men’s impotence.