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Natural Fertility Supplements: 6 Herbal Supplements
on Aug 02, 2012
by Prabha Sahgal, MD
If you are unsure of running to the doctor for prescribed fertility drugs like Clomid, try these top 6 all-natural herbal fertility supplements first.
Many women avoid taking prescribed fertility drugs, because they fear the side effects they will have. There is, though, a safer alternative available on the market: natural products. It is well known that the natural fertility drugs are much less harmful than those that are synthetic. You must ask, though, your healthcare provider, about the effectiveness of these natural drugs and how they can complement your medication. There are many herbal fertility treatment options available, and all you have to do is make a plan of treatment together with your doctor and stick to it. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
Here are the top 6 herbs recommended for treating infertility.
Black Cohosh is a plant of the buttercup family that stimulates the ovaries and serves as an antispasmodic in relieving menstrual cramps and menopausal symptoms. It is effective when your infertility is caused by hormonal imbalance.
Evening Primrose Oil has an important influence on fertility, as it improves the quality of the cervical fluid, and, consequently, the quality of the cervical mucous. This will become a more hospitable environment for the sperm, which will stay alive for up to five days, thereby increasing the chances of getting pregnant.
Vitex Agnus-Castus or Chaste Berry, called the female herb, helps in stimulating luteinizing hormone (LH) and regulating the menstrual cycle by balancing the hormonal functions. Luteinizing hormone is what the necessary hormone during ovulation. Chaste Berry also acts upon the pituitary gland, increasing the production of progesterone and reducing the level of prolactin. It especially addresses women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) who suffer from hormonal imbalance.
Red Raspberry Leaf, also known as Rubus Ideaus, strengthens the uterine lining and lengthens the luteal phase of a menstrual cycle, increasing the chances of implantation. It contains vitamins and minerals, folic acid, copper, magnesium and iron that have the role to enhance the fertility.
False Unicorn is a root which helps stimulate the ovaries and the increasing of human chorionic gonadotropin, which is the hormone encouraging progesterone production. It is also believed to have positive results on male impotence.
Red clover is based on isoflavones and phystoestrogens. These are estrogen-like compounds that help in promoting hormonal imbalances.
Herbal medicine products or dietary supplements are made of plants or plant parts and come in various forms: tablets, powders, extracts, tinctures. They may have side effects or may interact with other drugs. This means that it is compulsory to use natural fertility drugs only after consulting your doctor and always in the right dosage.
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Dr. Prabha Sahgal MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Sahgal holds a B.S. degree from MIT in molecular biology and currently serves on the ConceiveEasy board of directors.