What Herbs Help Increase Fertility In Women?




Trying to conceive can be a “trying” time, especially if you are struggling with fertility problems. Many people who are trying to conceive have found success with herbal supplements. While herbal supplements are not typically scientifically tested on a large scale, they have been around for many years and many people believe in their ability to help with infertility. There are some specific herbs that are believed to help with fertility in women. These can include:

– Red Clover. This common herb is a favorite of honeybees, and is tasty in a salad. Red Clover is thought to help with fertility problems related to the fallopian tubes, cell abnormality, or irregular menses.

– Mitchella repens, also known as Squaw Weed. This herb is thought to be a general boon to fertility.

– Liferoot. Liferoot is a powerful herb. Small doses are thought to increase libido and fertility, and help with irregular menses.

– Senecia jacobea and Senecio Vulgaris are similar to Liferoot, and are thought to have the same effects.

– Vitex or ChasteTree Berry and Dong Quai are thought to help regulate reproductive hormones. These may also help with a variety of issues such as ovulatory difficulties, PMS, and hormonal imbalances. Chaste Tree Berry is thought, in particular, to help with the regaining of the natural hormonal balance after an extended period of time taking birth control pills.




– Evening Primrose Oil. Perhaps one of the most popular fertility herbs, Evening Primrose oil is thought to help with hostile cervical mucus and other issues.

– False Unicorn root is thought to relieve ovarian pain. It also may assist with hormonal imbalances, ovarian cysts, and endometriosis.

Other Herbs which are thought to help fertility in general include:

– Alfalfa
– Black Haw
– Cayenne
– Cramp Bark
– Lady’s Mantle
– Licorice
– Loveage
– Motherwort
– Nettle
– Red Clover
– Rehmannia
– Squaw Vine
– True Unicorn Root
– Valerian
– White Peony

Obviously, if a woman is having a long-term difficulty with infertility, it may be best to contact your health care provider. In some cases, there can be a physical cause, such as blockage of the fallopian tubes, that no amount of herbal therapy can help with.


Last modified: February 10, 2013

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