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What are the Best Herbs for Infertility?

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Herbs have been used to treat a wide range of problems including infertility. There are various herbs used to treat male and female infertility. A popular herb used to treat female infertility is false unicorn root. This herb can improve ovarian function, which is essential to fertility. The herb's value to the ovaries and uterus makes it an extremely popular option among women looking for herbs for infertility.

For men, maca root is a powerful herb used to enhance male fertility. Maca root works by nourishing glands that are necessary for reproduction. The herb increases sperm production and naturally increases the production of testosterone. Men who suffer from low sperm and semen production can benefit from maca root.

Women who suffer from infertility as a result of hormonal imbalances should consider how chaste berry tree can help. Chaste berry tree is often referred to as vitex. Chaste berry tree, or vitex, treats premenstrual symptoms and hormonal imbalances that are contributing to reproductive problems. Vitex works by regulating progesterone, a hormone essential to fertility.

Other herbs for infertility include black cohosh, dong quai, wild yam, red clover blossom and licorice. Most nutritionists recommend taking one herb at a time. Some herbs come in the form of herbal formulas that contain numerous ingredients. The most common herbal therapies contain up to 20 ingredients.

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There are a variety of ways that herbs can be taken. Herbs for infertility can be taken in the forms of pills, tablets, tea or incorporated into a recipe. The way in which the herbs are taken is not as important as ensuring that the herbs are fresh.

Most herbs for infertility can easily be obtained at a local health food store. They are sometimes less expensive than conventional medicine and in most cases are safe to take. Some individuals may choose to combine herbal remedies with conventional medicine. If this is the case, a person should make their doctor fully aware of the herbs they are currently taking.

Individuals who decide to use herbs should realize that many doctors believe that there is not enough clinical data to support the use of herbs for infertility. Most medical practitioners will encourage or endorse conventional medical methods for treating infertility. Although herbs can treat a variety of problems, they can also lead to health issues. This is sometimes the case if the herbs interfere with certain conditions that a person may have or medications that the person is taking.

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browncoat
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@croydon - Unfortunately, that's extremely expensive as well and can take as long or longer as the wait for the fertility treatments.

Really, it seems like a bad joke that there are people in the world who get pregnant by accident, while other people have to have surgery, or inject hormones in order to have a baby.

And if none of that works, waiting for a child can be really torturous. I know a friend who went through that recently and they've been on tenterhooks for months.

I can see why people look for natural fertility remedies. They have to try and find hope somewhere, and there is precious little of it at times in modern medicine.

croydon
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@umbra21 - I know there are places you can get organic natural fertility treatments. And there is fairly comprehensive information online about what the herbs can react with in terms of medications and so forth.

I agree that people should be careful, but sometimes they are desperate for something to work. Most modern fertility treatments are invasive, and very expensive. Natural remedies seem like an ideal alternative.

That said I think that people should consider adopting if they can't manage to get pregnant. There are so many unwanted children in the world who need a home.

umbra21
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If you are taking any kind of medication you shouldn't use herbal remedies. They can interfere with your meds, which is not good.

But they can also react badly with your meds which can be very dangerous. You don't know what's in the herbs.

Unless they are certified organic they almost certainly were grown with pesticides and worse in the soil.

This is even worse when you think about the fact that you are trying to get pregnant so these reactions could affect your new baby as well.

I'm not saying you can't do it. But make sure you know what you're getting into first.

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