Most infertility treatments employ methods that involve scientific procedures. However, for those who are looking for more conservative ways to treat infertility other than lifestyle and diet changes, the use of herbs is just for you.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, herbs have been known and used to cure different ailments. This natural method also provide a cheaper and healthier alternative towards assistance in childbearing. It is because of this that herbal therapy is being used more and more by many people nowadays.
The success of herbal therapy for infertility does not happen overnight. Instead, these herbs work by gently coaxing the body into functioning optimally. This can be done in many ways, such as increasing blood flow to the organs, or correcting hormonal imbalance. It seeks to restore balance in the body, providing a suitable environment for conception.
Siberian Ginseng has been used in China and parts of Russia for thousands of years. Traditionally, it is used to prevent colds and flu. It is also used to increase vitality, longevity, and vitality. When used to treat infertility, ginseng is thought to help increase sex drive, sperm motility, sperm count, and decrease erection problems.
Red clover acts as a diuretic and an expectorant that improves circulation and cleanses the liver. In recent studies, it has been found out that it contains isoflavones that are plant-based chemicals that produce estrogen-like effects in the body. Symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes are said to be minimally experienced with the use of red clover. Red clover acts to increase estrogen levels in women, thereby having an indirect effect on fertility. Another benefit of red clover is that it can be used to treat irregular menses, scarring of fallopian tubes, and abnormal cells in the reproductive tract.
One of the most highly prized Chinese herbs is the Dong quai root. For 2000 years, this has been used to treat a number of diseases in Asia. Its beneficial effect on fertility is allowing more blood to flow into the reproductive organs, allowing an abundance of oxygen and nutrients to keep them properly nourished at all times. Men can also benefit from this herb as it improves the quality and mobility of sperm. Oftentimes, dong quai is taken in conjunction with ginger, as these two are naturally warm in nature, and both can help strengthen and boost fertility.
Other Herbs As A Fertility Treatment
The Chinese are not the only ones who use herbs to treat infertility. There are those that are more common and closer to home than you think.
Chasteberry is an herb native to the Mediterranean region. It has been used for centuries to treat female hormonal imbalances. There are two types of infertility it has been known to cure. These are corpus luteum insufficiency and excess of prolactin. Chaste berry works against these two conditions, thereby improving fertility.
Wild yam, which is native to North America, is said to contain and influence the production of progesterone in the body. Aside from this, the chemicals it contains with estrogenic properties can also balance hormones in the female body.
Evening primrose oil is a wildflower that grows abundantly in the U.S. it can help with symptoms of PMS, including mood swings, bloatedness, and breast tenderness. It is also used to increase the production of the type of cervical fluid that makes it easy for the sperm to swim through. This makes it conception highly likely.
False unicorn root balances hormones and strengthens the uterus. It can also be used to treat ovarian cysts, regulate the ovaries, and decrease vaginal dryness. Men can also benefit from this by its powerful treatment on sexual impotence and prostate disorders.
More often, a combination of herbs can be used and taken in, instead of only one or two. It is believed that this will potentiate the effects of herbs, and increase fertility.
Before you resort to taking herbs for fertility, consult your doctor first. You may need to undergo physical assessment to check for conditions that may be contraindicated from taking herbs. Also, proper consultation with a doctor may get you the advice you need on how to take these herbs properly.