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The first time I hear somebody say that bitters can boost fertility and cure infertility, I thought it was unscientific. I dismissed the folk-remedy doctrine that bitters may make a woman conceive. Not until I started exploring the causes of unexplained infertility. Bitters work so well because they boost fertility and fight infertility through distinct mechanisms. This range from boosting your general health and toning reproductive organs especially. Yes, bitters balance the hormones, tones the gut and leaves the ovary release eggs.


The issue with many infertile patients is they do not associate infertility with ‘abundant nourishment.’ Good nutrition is the basis a healthy body. Remember a healthy ovary is to be found in a healthy body. When the gut is healthy, it generates healthy egg (ovum) and healthy egg creates healthy pregnancy resulting in the birth of a healthy infant.

How can bitters boost fertility?

Well, bitters tone and tune-up the five pillars of health: mind and disposition, ingestion, digestion, circulation, immune system.

Bitters excite the bitter receptors in the back of the tongue to close down the craving for sugar. This in turn stimulates the vagus nerve (the 10th cranial nerve) responsible for release of digestive enzymes. Whenever that your digestion improves, your general health improves. Note also that sugar is the cause of 250 ailments including causing automobile immunity and free radical damage which may retard the reproductive organs such as the gut.

Bitters also aids the detoxification function of the liver and the kidneys. Estrogen is removed in the liver that’s also in charge of balancing all reproductive hormones. The liver pushes into the kidneys the wastes which are water soluble to be eliminated via the urine. The power of the kidneys rules the reproductive organs based on Chinese medicine. Detoxification also help the body to eliminate pollution of the antibodies that fight disease and initiate tissue degeneration and repair. This can raise the fertility of the ovaries and remove ovarian cysts and premature ovarian failure. Bitters are known to correct irregular menstruation that’s a indication of anovulation and hormonal imbalance.

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After puberty is diagnosed, anxiety tend to kick. The body isn’t designed to deal with excessive stress. Mental stress releases stress hormones that cause oxidation, immune paralysis, inflammation and fibrosis. Bitters are adaptogens which helps the body deal with stress. Adaptogens have a tendency to tone the inner organs and bring them back to normal physiological function.

Bitters also eliminate estrogen dominance by eliminating excess estradiol (the poor estrogen) while boosting the amount of progesterone and testesterone secretion. Without hormonal equilibrium, the gut, the immune system and ovulation is thrown off balance, too. In reality hormonal imbalance causes majority of those girls fibrosis diseases that’s been blamed for unexplained infertility. These include uterine fibroids, anovulation, polycystic ovary disease, endometriosis, endometrial hyperplasia, adenomyosis, irregular periods, and luteal phase defect. Bitters helps remove growths or tumors such as falopian tube blockade because of adhesions.

Specifically not only does bitters help mature eggs, they also help ovulation and arming the eggs that are released into the falopian tube to be fertilized by the progressing spermatozoa. Note that after pregnancy test is positive, bitters are no longer needed.

The bitters which are powerful (used in conjunction with other herbs) are gentian (known as bitter root), bitter foliage (common in African-folk medication ), goldenseal, dandelion greens and watercress. The Chinese bitters are a sort of gentian or sour origin found in Europe.


You take bitters consistently for a month to regularize the menstrual period and stop if interval starts again. Then take for the next month and stop if pregnancy occurs. By then it’s no longer necessary. If there isn’t any pregnancy, take after your period is over for six days and stop just before ovulation begins. Continue the cycle when there is no pregnancy. It requires an average of two weeks to become pregnant with bitters.