Thousands of years before the first IVF procedure was performed, herbs were used as eastern medicine to improve fertility. In modern medicine, herbs can be used in combination with fertility treatments and a healthy fertility diet with other wellness solutions as well. Before consuming herbs check with your fertility doctor.
One of the most common and safest tonic herbs used for those wanting to get pregnant is red raspberry leaf tea (Rubus idaeus). This tea helps tone the uterus, helps improve reproductive health, aids with constipation, improves contractions and may help prevent miscarriages.
The tea known as the uterine tonic, helps tone and strengthen the uterus for a healthy baby to grow in.
Stinging Nettle detoxes and cleanses your system of harmful toxins that may affect fertility. The bonus part of stinging nettle is that it has a calming effect that may help reduce stress.
Taraxacum officinale, the common dandelion, made as a tea, is a natural liver detoxifier, and that is great for fertility since the liver helps process estrogen. It is also a mild laxative which helps for a gentle transition into a pre-conception detox.
PCOS is one of the most common causes of infertility that is treatable. Licorice tea is effective at helping fertility for people with PCOS. A study of nine women ages 22-26 found that after consuming licorice root daily at least twice a day reduced serum testosterone levels. Licorice tea can also help lower blood pressure.
Used as a traditional Chinese medicine, dong quai tea is known as a female reproductive tonic, remedy for amenorrhea, and menstrual regulator. It is know as a blood harmonizer and to hel women with low vitality.
A small study by researchers from Columbia University Medical Center found that cinnamon may help jump start menstrual cycles in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.
All these herbs may help you in your fertility journey. If you are taking fertility pills or injections, ask your fertility doctor if it is okay to combine with any herbal tonic.