Infertility Treatment: Herbs
Use of herbal treatments have long been practiced outside of conventional medicine. Over the last decades, many have become dissatisfied with the cost of prescription drugs, and at the same time, there has been a growing interest of going back to organic or natural remedies. These has led to the increasing popularity of herbal treatments. Use of herbs is becoming more and more mainstream because advances in research show their value in the treatment and prevention of a wide range of health problems.
Many herbs are known to improve fertility. Their long history of use suggests that certain herbs can help in promoting hormone balance and this may help increase your likelihood to conceive. Below are some of the herbs that are popularly used as fertility treatments.
Effect of Black Cohosh on Infertility
The exact mechanism of black cohosh in fertilty is unclear. Its therapeutic activity was originally believed to result from an activation of estrogen receptors which may address causes of...
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Effect of Chasteberry on Infertility
Chasteberry takes several months to build up in the body. It can take 12 to 18 months to treat the underlying issues that are challenging a woman’s fertility. It does not contain hormones or...
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Effect of Dong Quai on Infertility
Dong quai is well known for its ability to regulate the female reproductive system. It has antispasmodic properties. Coumarin, one of dong quai's components, relaxes the smooth muscles of the uterus...
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Effect of Evening Primrose Oil on Infertility
Evening Primrose Oil or EPO promotes fertility by improving the quality of cervical fluid, making the mucus a more hospitable medium for the sperm. This aids the sperm to swim through the uterus and...
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Effect of Stinging Nettle on Infertility
Stinging Nettle contains compounds that may enhance fertility for both men and women. For men, the root of stinging nettle has 3,4-divanillyltetrahydrofuran, a compound which boosts testosterone...
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Effect of False Unicorn on Infertility
False Unicorn Root has steroidal saponins and fatty acids. The steroidal saponins are thought to contribute to unicorn root’s medicinal properties. However, the mechanism of action of False Unicorn...
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Effect of Red Clover on Infertility
Red Clover is believed to have compounds that are help promote hormonal balancing, thereby increasing the chance for fertility. Much of red clover's effect on the female reproductive system is...
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