Once you are settled in your marriage and planning a family, you could be trying month after month to get pregnant but get nothing but disappointment every month. This is one of the most discomforting phase for a couple. To find what the hurdle in your pregnancy is, seeking a doctor’s advice is the best option.
Any doctor or any clinic would put you through a series of tests to identify the reason for the sterility. If it is the man or the woman who’s infertile and whether the fertility treatment can be through medication or processes like IVF need to be adopted.
If the reason of infertility is identified, then it can be treated like any other disease with medication, diet and even through natural fertility treatments at home. There are many natural herbs which you can take along with the medication to boost the effect of the infertility treatment medicines.
Here’s a compilation of some of the herbs that are helpful in boosting the fertility:
1. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera):
Ashwagandha, as described by Ayurveda is one of the most potent herbs. There are many advantages of Ashwagandha. When is it helpful: Many researchers have claimed that the increase in levels of infertility is due to stress in the lifestyle. Stress can cause many problems in women such as affecting the ovulation cycle, endometriosis, imbalanced hormones, and other. In men, stress can affect the sperm count and mobility.
How it treats you: Ashwagandha is a herb known for distressing. Consuming Ashwagadha, reduces your stress levels and does not let it affect your fertility. Ashwagandha is the best option to boost your fertility.
How to take: You can take Ashwagandha powder with water or milk for about 2-3 months to see the effects.
2. American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius):
When is it helpful: Infertility in men is majorly due to low sperm count, low motility, and low testosterone secretion.
How it treats you: American ginseng tone the male reproductive system. It nourishes the genitals and increases sperm count and motility.
How to take: The medicine can be consumed in either capsules or tincture form and can be purchased from a store.
3. Peruvian Maca (Lepidium meyenii):
Peruvian Maca is often called as ‘herbal viagra’
When is it helpful: Along with low sperm count and low motility, another reason that might affect fertility in men is erectile dysfunction.
How it treats you: Consuming Peruvian Maca helps improve the sperm count, and helps in overcoming erectile dysfunction and enhances endurance in men.
How to take: The medicine is readily available in powdered form. Taking up 500 grams of Peruvian Maca every day in juices, smoothies, and yogurt for 3-4 months can help in regaining infertility.
4. Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
When is it helpful: It helps in overcoming problems like irregular menstrual cycles, PCOD, or Vaginal dryness, or impurities in the fallopian tube.
How it treats you: Red Clover is a plant that enriches estrogens levels in women. It helps in overcoming estrogen deficiency. It is also helpful for cleaning the fallopian tube and correcting fallopian tube scarring, treating irregular menstrual cycles thus improving fertility.
How to take: Red clover can be dried in the sun, powered and consumed with water, in tea with peppermint. Red clover infused in water overnight can be consumed every day.
5. Red Raspberry Leaves (Rubus idaeus):
When is it helpful: If you want to avoid heavy menstrual bleeding, weak uterus or if you have a history of repeated miscarriages.
How it treats you: Red raspberry leaf is high in calcium content and possess plenty of vitamins. Consuming these leaves reduce bleeding, improving egg quality, makes the uterus strong to hold the baby and support throughout the pregnancy.
How to take: You can make tea with fresh raspberry leaves and consume daily. The consumption can be continued until delivery to avoid miscarriages.
6. False unicorn (Chamalerium luteum)
When is it helpful: Some issues in women like pelvic congestion and weak uterus lining can be avoided with false unicorn.
How it treats you: It acts as a uterus tonic and heals and clears all the uterus related problems. It regulates menstrual cycles, strengthens the uterine lining, and enhances the follicles that contain your eggs when they start to mature.
How to take: One or two grams by infusing in water or with tea.
There are other herbs like Wild yam (Dioscorea villosa), Vitex (Chaste tree), Black cohosh (Cimicifuga spp) and many others which have been tried and proved to be very effective in treating infertility. None of the herbs have an ill or an adverse effect on the man’s or the woman’s body. These herbs are worth a try before a couple opts for tedious fertility treatments. In case the herbs do not work, you can always seek medical help and medicated fertility treatment.