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Herbs to Increase Fertility

Suffering from endometriosis? You may find these herbal remedies reduce your pain and suffering and increase your chances of getting pregnant in just a few months.
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If you suffer from endometriosis, you may have trouble getting pregnant. If you have tried to get pregnant for several months without luck, endometriosis might be to blame.

There are numerous treatments that can reverse endometriosis and restore fertility. If you have any of the common symptoms of endometriosis, consult with your doctor to find out if you are suffering from endometriosis. If you have been diagnosed with endometriosis, the following herbal supplements have been found to be effective at reversing endometriosis and restoring fertility.

Symptoms of Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition where the tissues that line the inside of the uterus grow outside of the uterus. Usually, endometriosis occurs in the ovaries, pelvic tissue, or bowel. The tissues act the same way they do during menstruation, but when they are located outside of the uterus, there is no place for the tissues to go when they shed and bleed, which can result in the development of painful cysts. This tissue build-up generally causes severe pain during your period and often has damaging side effects to fertility. About half of women with endometriosis have trouble getting pregnant.

Symptoms of Endometriosis
  • Extreme and painful cramping during periods
  • Burning pelvic pain
  • Lower back and abdominal pain during periods
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Extremely heavy periods
  • Infertility
  • Fatigue, nausea, and bloating during periods

Herbs that Reverse Endometriosis

If your doctor gives you the go-ahead, there are many herbal remedies that can reverse endometriosis and boost fertility. Commonly, endometriosis is caused by immune system disorders, retrograde menstruation, and embryonic cell growth outside of the uterus. The following herbs can reverse endometriosis and boost overall fertility in women:

Stinging Nettle/Thistle

Stinging nettle contains properties that nourish and tone the uterus and make it more accepting to implantation. Stinging nettle also strengthens the adrenal glands and kidneys, which is beneficial to reduce complications during pregnancy. Stinging nettle is high in chlorophyll and vitamin K, which helps remove excess toxins before pregnancy and creates a hospitable environment for a growing fetus.

Red Raspberry Leaf

Red raspberry leaf is a remedy commonly used by midwives to boost fertility and make labor shorter and easier. Most midwives advise not drinking red raspberry leaf during the first trimester of pregnancy as it has been linked with triggering contractions later in labor. Red raspberry leaf tea helps regulate menstruation, balances pregnancy and pre-pregnancy hormones, lessons period cramping, and can alter the pH of the uterus making it more accepting to pregnancy.

Dandelion

Dandelion is beneficial for boosting fertility and lessening the effects of endometriosis. Dandelion is high in minerals and vitamins and acts as a general detox for the entire body. Dandelion has the biggest benefit in removing toxins from the body and can help the body naturally remove the blocked tissues caused by endometriosis.

Red Clover

Red clover is an allover natural fertility boost. In addition to removing toxins, red clover contains every trace mineral used by the body and is surprisingly high in calcium and magnesium, which are extremely important for the development of a new baby.

Chasteberry

Chasteberry is an herb known for its beneficial effects on a woman’s health. Chasteberry helps regulate hormones, lessens the side effects of periods, and lengthens the period between ovulation and menstruation, which makes it the perfect fertility booster. Chasteberry is able to reduce prolactin and raise progesterone hormone production, which is beneficial in overcoming fertility issues and promotes a healthy pregnancy.

Black Cohosh

Black cohosh is an herb that has been used to treat women’s hormonal issues for hundreds of years. Traditionally, the herb is used to reverse fertility problems that stem from a hormonal imbalance. Traditional medicine suggests that taking black cohosh when trying to conceive can balance a woman’s hormones and make her body more receptive to a pregnancy. However, black cohosh should not be taken when a woman is pregnant. 

Saw Palmetto

In some cases, women can produce too-high levels of testosterone, which can prevent pregnancy and cause hormonal imbalances and even endometriosis. Saw palmetto is an herb commonly taken by men to reduce unhealthy testosterone levels, which can also benefit women with too-high levels. Saw palmetto can work with other herbal remedies to restore the correct hormonal balance that can support a healthy pregnancy. Saw palmetto can harm a fetus during pregnancy, so only supplement with sal palmetto if you are sure you are not pregnant. The easiest way to do this is to not take the herb after ovulation until your next period confirms that you are not pregnant. At that time you can start taking saw palmetto again to prepare for a pregnancy the next month.

Fenugreek

Fenugreek is an herb commonly prescribed to women who are having trouble with low milk supply. Fenugreek boosts milk production by boosting estrogen levels and balancing other female hormones. If you have trouble getting pregnant, or suffer from endometriosis, supplementing with fenugreek can boost the production of hormones necessary to conceive.

Wild Yam

Wild yam has been used to regulate female hormones for hundreds of years. Wild yam is commonly prescribed to women going through menopause to help regulate their changing hormones and prevent some of the side effects of a woman’s hormonal changes during that time. While trying to conceive, wild yam is also beneficial to women because it can boost the production of progesterone, which is required for a healthy pregnancy.

Fennel

Fennel is a traditional remedy for fertility supported by scientific study. A study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology found that supplementing with fennel can boost the production of estrogen and increase fertility in women trying to conceive.

Olive Leaf Extract

Olive leaf extract has been linked with several benefits for women suffering from endometriosis. Olive leaf extract boosts female hormones such as estrogen and progesterone and increases a woman’s chances of getting pregnant as well as reduces the symptoms and pain of endometriosis.

Dong Quai

Dong quai is a Chinese herb that has been used for thousands of years to regulate female hormones. The herb is used both for increasing fertility and regulating female hormones throughout life and for reducing the symptoms of menopause. Women can used dong quai to reverse endometriosis and increase overall fertility. Like many other fertility herbs, the herb should only be taken between menstruation and ovulation as the herb could cause problems with a developing fetus.

Cat’s Claw

Cat’s claw is an herb that has been credited with inflammation-fighting and pain-relieving properties. It is particularly beneficial for women suffering from endometriosis, as it can reduce the pain associated with the condition during menstruation. Cat’s claw should not be taken during pregnancy to prevent harm to the fetus.

Herbal Remedies Can Boost Fertility

Women and men have used herbal remedies to boost fertility for thousands of years. Recent studies have found that many of these traditional herbal remedies to treat infertility have scientific backing and can increase a couple’s chance of conceiving a healthy baby. If you are suffering from endometriosis and are struggling with fertility, these herbal remedies can help boost fertility despite the condition and increase your chances of conceiving. Try these herbs for a few months before trying to conceive and you may be surprised at how quickly you are able to reverse your fertility problems.

Sources


http://wellnessmama.com/1326/get-pregnant-naturally/

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/endometriosis/basics/causes/con-20013968

http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/wild-yam

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