Infertility is extremely traumatic. After trying to conceive for many years, my husband and I were blessed with two children. But they were sickly. We spent a lot of time visiting alternative health experts, in an effort to make them well.
In retrospect, there were many things we should have been doing to prepare our bodies for conception. We should have been eating right and we should have taken herbal remedies that have been used for centuries to bring new lives into the world. These likely would have helped put my body in a healthier state to support a pregnancy.
Fortunately, because of the growing interest in natural healing, these time-tested natural remedies are making a comeback. Made for both men and women, they are now readily available online. Although there appears to be only a few suppliers making fertility blends, I expect this situation to change in the near future, as word gets around that these products can help.
Most clinical trials today look at different drug regiments. Fertility treatment is an enormously profitable industry. There’s much more interest in developing pharmaceuticals, than in exploring natural remedies, because the latter cannot be patented. Consequently, there are few studies that look at the efficacy of natural fertility treatments.
However, what little research that exists is highly favorable. One 2006 paper published in a medical journal found that one herbal supplement containing chasteberry, or vitex, along with other ingredients, raised progesterone levels in the group of women taking it. Even better, after six months, one-third of the couples in this study conceived.
Herbs that Help You Conceive
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Chasteberry is the main ingredient in all of the herbal fertility formulas I’ve found. In previous posts, I’ve covered the topic of Fertilitea, an herbal tea that contains this plant, as well as other botanicals designed to aid reproduction. This blend also includes stinging nettle, an herb renowned for its ability to modulate the immune response. Fertilitea was created by an Ob/Gyn, and you can see it below.
Fertility Blend for Men and Women
I’ve also written about FertilityBlend, which contains vitex (chasteberry), green tea, vitamins and minerals. This company also makes a fertility blend for males.
Because I like to show different options, as everyone has personal preferences, here’s another product that might be of interest. This product is Concepta Female Fertility Booster, and it contains a mix of chasteberry, along with several other organic herbs, including maca root. Maca is a traditional Peruvian folk remedy for increasing fertility.
One thing I’ve learned during my years of trying to conceive, and then dealing with two sick children, and, finally, a crippling “incurable” nerve disease, is that when conventional doctors tell you there’s no hope, it’s time to look at alternatives.
These statements have not been approved by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. People with health concerns should discuss them with a doctor. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not take herbal remedies, unless under the direction of a health care professional.
I’m not a healthcare professional, so all of the above statements are my personal opinion, and are not intended as medical advice.