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Trying to get pregnant can be difficult, particularly when you’ve got an inherent fertility issue. Many women struggling to conceive have managed to get pregnant with the support of fertility herbs.

Erbe della fertilità

Herbs have been successfully employed for millennia and countless individuals have attested to their effectiveness. Over 90% of drugs are derived from herbs, but taking the herb in isolation from the other ingredients in the medication may have a more positive impact. Below are several herbs that may help with your fertility.

Itex

Itex (Albero casto Berry) can normalize your reproductive tissues. It can minimize ovulation issues and pre-menstrual cramps. It can also help normalize the hormonal imbalances which are often brought on by long term use of oral contraceptives.

Trifoglio rosso

Red clover can help with infertility associated with cell abnormalities, irregular menstruation, or blocked fallopian tubes.

Mitchella repens

Mitchella repens (Squaw Weed) was reported to have an extremely positive impact on fertility.

True unicorn root

True unicorn root (Aletris farinosa) contains a chemical called steroidal saponins, specifically diosgenin and gentrogenin. It also contains starch, alkaloids and resin. For centuries, Native Americans have used true unicorn root to treat dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, diarrhea, colic, rheumatism and flatulence.

It has also been used as a diuretic, narcotic, antispasmodic, sedative and as a supplement to curtail frequent miscarriage.

White Peony root

White Peony root is helpful for the liver, hormonal balance and menstrual discomfort. Peonies possess a compound called paeoniflorin. Paeoniflorin is proven to help alleviate muscle spasms and also will help calm your nerves. The existence in white peonies of tannins, proanthocyanidins and flavanoids – chemicals that are critical to your health and fertility.

Sometimes that the reason for your fertility issues may have physical difficulties, like blockages in the fallopian tubes that can’t be solved with fertility herbs alone. Remember to test with your Naturopath first before beginning any sort of herbal fertility treatment.

Herbs that should be avoided

Not all herbs used in herbal teas are safe for you to drink while pregnant. Some herbal teas, if taken in large quantities, can trigger uterine contractions and lead to a miscarriage. If in doubt ask the manufacturer or consult your Naturopath. Naturopaths are trained both in nutrition and herbal medicine.

You may have known of raspberry leaves being taken prior to shipping. Lampone leaf may also be used before conception to help to prepare your uterus for conception. Once you’re pregnant, stop taking raspberry leaf until a few weeks before your due date.

Herbs to avoid before and throughout pregnancy include Coca, also referred to as mate de coca, to be avoided due to its cocaine content, Lobelia that includes nicotine, and Mate, also called yerba mate, which has a caffeine content as large as that of java.

Herbal nutritional supplements

Herbal nutritional supplements can be as powerful as medication and you should seek advice before taking herbs for fertility or if pregnant. Consulting your GP/gynecologist might not provide you the perfect information as MDs aren’t trained in herbal medicine (unless they have been trained in herbal medicine – a 4 year degree!) – your pharmacist will learn more about herbs and drug-herb interactions than a regularly trained gynecologist or GP.

People that are unfamiliar with herbal medication will often advise you to keep away from all herbal remedies. This approach, while erring on the safe side, may disadvantage you as many herbs are equally safe and effective.

Advice from a health professional trained in the area of herbal remedies, naturopaths, herbalists and MD’s trained in herbal medicine will make sure that you don’t lose out on the possible benefits while avoiding any possible risks.