Here is some quick information about herbs that have been found to be supportive for reproductive health issues.
These are not meant to be a substitute for dietary and lifestyle changes and are more effective when healthy diet and exercise are in place. Fertility Herbs are a great way to bring about healthy healing and change in the body.
Alfalfa aerial parts: Very nutritious, high in vitamins and minerals. Aids in vaginal atrophy and dryness.
American Ginseng root: Supports overall endocrine system function. Supports proper immune response, aids in possible autoimmune fertility issues. Aids in supporting the body with proper stress response.
Ashwagandha root: Supports overall endocrine system function. Supports proper immune response, aids in possible autoimmune fertility issues. Aids in supporting the body with proper stress response.
Bee Pollen: Bee pollen has been reported to have great results in boosting immunity and fertility. Bee propolis has been found to support healthy immune, inflammation and stress response in the body.
Bee Propolis: Bee Propolis is a mixture of tree sap, tree buds, tree leaves and other botanical sources that the bees make to seal small openings in their hives. A study published in Fertility and Sterility (2003) showed that 60% of women with endometriosis related infertility who took 500mg of bee propolis twice a day for nine months became pregnant as opposed to 20% in the placebo group. Endometriosis pain, scar tissue and adhesion formation is thought to be triggered by inflammation response. Bee propolis has been shown to be extremely anti-inflammatory which may reduce endometriosis. Bee propolis may also contain immunomodulating properties. This may be beneficial for autoimmune related fertility issues (mother’s body attacks and rejects the fetus). Other associated autoimmune fertility issues include Premature Ovarian Failure, antisperm antibody and endometriosis.
Black Cohosh root: Promotes regulation of the entire menstrual cycle. Excellent for relieving ovarian pain. Anti-inflammatory, reducing spasm in both the smooth muscles and the skeletal muscles associated with pain that radiates to the lower back and down the thighs.
Blue Vervain aerial parts: Supports proper function of the uterus.
Borage seed oil: High is omega-6 essential fatty acids. It works to increase cervical mucous and balances hormones.
Budock root: Nourishing and cleansing for the liver, aiding in hormonal balance. Supports overall liver function for improved hormonal balance. Cleansing for the entire body. Helps to remove estrogen from the liver for proper estrogen balance in the body.
Castor Oil, oil pressed from bean: When Castor Oil is applied as a pack to the abdomen, it can enhance detoxification, circulation and promote healing of the tissues and organs underneath the skin. Castor oil works to dissolve foreign tissue growth–including endometriosis, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, scar tissue damage from reproductive organ trauma.
Cinnamon bark: Reduces heavy menstrual bleeding. Improves circulation to reproductive system. Can reduce insulin resistance in women. May help to lower heavy bleeding time associated with hormonal imbalances due to PCOS.
Dandelion leaf and root: The leaf is very nourishing and is high in vitamins and minerals. The root aids in liver health and stimulates digestion for improved hormonal balance.
Dong Quai root: Increases circulation-which is required to remove toxins, dead tissue, metabolic waste from our bodies. This is important for those with endometriosis, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, irregular or absent menstruation.
Enchinacea flower, root, seed: Stimulates the immune system. Autoimmune fertility issues may be supported with this herb during acute flare ups.
Eleuthero root and stem bark: Adaptogen herb the supports overall endocrine function which supports hormonal balance. Strengthens the immune system.
Goji berry, dried fruit: Protects sperm from overheating, increasing hormonal levels, and supports hormonal balance through improved liver function.