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Herbs that Help Cervical Mucus

Are you interested in improving your cervical mucus to create a better chance of conception? If so, you may be wondering what herbs you could take to help your cervical mucus become more “sperm-friendly.” There are quite a few options, but double check with your doctor before starting any of these.

Evening Primrose Oil

Evening primrose oil has been used for many years to help women conceive. It is best to take from the first day of your cycle until ovulation and you should only take 1,000 IU per day. You do not want to take evening primrose oil after you have ovulated in case you are pregnant. That’s because it might cause uterine contractions and this could make implantation difficult. Evening primrose oil also promotes estrogen, naturally.

Flax Seed Oil

Another good herb is flax seed oil. This should be taken from the beginning of ovulation until your period. This allows the body to have a sufficient amount of omega-3 essential fatty acids in the body, which is important.

Alfalfa

Alfalfa is a good herb to take because it detoxifies the body and alkalizes it. This makes the body more friendly to estrogen and sperm, which means cervical mucus improves. Alfalfa lowers cholesterol and is a diuretic. It also lowers inflammation balances hormones.

Licorice Root

Licorice root is another great herb that has progesterone and estrogen-esque effects. The mucus has better fluidity with licorice root and it also helps clean the colon.

Red Raspberry

Another good option is red raspberry. This herb may be started at any point during a cycle and can be taken through pregnancy up until the last month. Some doctors agree with this and others don’t so always talk with your doctor about this particular herb.

There are other herbs that improve a woman’s cervical mucus and then there are some alternatives. One is to take Robitussin. A small dosage per day can improve cervical mucus dramatically.


Last modified: February 10, 2013


The information provided here should not be considered medical advice. It is based on the average experience of women trying to conceive and may not be what you may be experiencing. It's not meant to be a replacement for any advice you may receive from your doctor. If you have any concerns about your cycle or our ability to get pregnant, we advise you to contact your doctor.