Fertility problems have slowly been on the rise for the last 25 years, with up to 25 per cent of couples experiencing difficulties in conceiving. As a result, more and more couples are seeking expensive medical assistance in order to conceive. Science is however unable to efficiently treat the “unexplained” cases where there is obviously a deeper problem at hand. This is where natural approaches such as herbal medicine may be useful.
Herbal medicine is becoming more and more popular amongst those seeking a natural alternative to conception without the harsh side effects of drugs and assisted conception programs (such as IVF). Herbal medicine has employed the use of herbs and plant extracts for hundreds of years to help heal illness and disease, including conditions that cause infertility.
Certain herbs directly enhance fertility levels, whilst other herbs act a general health tonic to the body as a whole. The remedies act to positively impact male and female reproductive organs, levels of libido and hormonal activity, whilst also acting as a more general supplementation that prepares the body (as a whole) for a potential pregnancy.
Herbs may be taken individually or as a fertility blend that combines the right herbs for infertility in the correct dosages. They are also commonly distributed in a tablet, capsule or tincture form. The important thing is to choose what herbs are is right for you under the supervision of a professional Herbalist or TCM practitioner.
Herbs that may enhance either or both male and female fertility include:
Speak to a professional Herbalist or Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner should you be interested in taking herbs for fertility problems, especially if you are already using drug therapy or if you are going through assisted conception (such as IVF).
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