For thousand of years now, a number of herbs are being used to enhance the fertility of women. One of the most cherished fertility-increasing plants is Red clover. Red clover is especially helpful if there is scarring of the fallopian tubes, irregular menstrual cycle, abnormal cells in the reproductive tract and unexplained infertility. Dong Quai, a noted Chinese herb, is also very helpful in fertility treatment. It balances estrogen in the body, and is traditionally used to regulate the menstrual cycle. In case you want to explore some more fertility herbs, read on.
Major Natural Fertility Herbs
Botanically known as Actaea racemosa, black cohosh belongs to the family Ranunculaceae. This herb was used by Native Americans to treat gynecological and other disorders. It has been used as abortifacient and as a dietary supplement to women who suffer from symptoms of premenstrual tension, menopause and other gynecological problems.
Dong Quai (Angelica sinensis root)
Dong Quai is a Chinese herb, which is used by the Chinese herbal medicine practitioners for treating gynecological problems, fatigue, mild anemia and high blood pressure. It has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and sedative effects. The phytochemicals in the plant consist of coumarins, phytosterols, polysaccharides, ferulate, and flavonoids. The herb is also used as an aphrodisiac.
False Unicorn Root
False Unicorn Root is a flowering herb, mostly found in the moist areas in the east of the Mississippi river, though they are also common in some southern states. The herb is commonly used by practitioners to treat menstrual abnormalities in women and other complications that arise from an imbalance of hormones including dysmenorrhea. It is also used to prevent miscarriages.
Wild Yam (Dioscorea villosa), was used in the 18th and 19th century by herbal practitioners to treat menstrual cramps and problems related to childbirth, as also for stomach upset and coughs. The diosgenin derived from the herb was chemically converted into a hormone and used to make the first birth control pills by medicine scientists in the 1960s.
Red Clover (Trifolium pretense)
Red clover, botanically known as Trifolium pretense, is a clover species that is native to Europe, western Asia and northwest Africa. Historically, the herb was used to treat conditions like cancer and respiratory problems, such as whooping cough, asthma, and bronchitis. Its present use involves treating menopausal symptoms, breast pain associated with menstrual cycles, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, and symptoms of prostate enlargement.
Partridge Berry (Mitchella repens)
Partridge berry, botanically known as a herbaceous woody shrub, is found in North America and Japan. It belongs to the Rubiaceae family. Partridge berry was traditionally used by the Native American women to treat menstrual pains and cramps, to regulate menstruation and control heavy bleeding, and to induce childbirth and easy delivery. It is used by herbal practitioners now as well, for the same reason.
Liferoot (Senecio aureus)
Senecio aureus, also known as liferoot, is a perennial herb that belongs to the family Asteraceae. The other names of the herb are squaw weed, golden sececio, ragwort, uncum root, waw weed, uncum, false valerian, cough weed, female regulator, cocash weed, ragweed, staggerwort, and St. James wort. The herb has long been used to treat gynecological disorders and menstrual problems in women.
Senecio Vulgaris, commonly known as Common groundsel, is a member of the Asteraceae family. The plant is found almost all over the world, though it thrives in difficult growing conditions. It has been used for the treatment of menstrual disorders and nose bleeds. However, the herb should not be used by pregnant women.