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Increasing Fertility with Herbs

in Diet & Fertility
25 Jul 2013  |  2 Comments
 
You can't help it. At the shops you find yourself gravitating towards the baby clothing, fingering the tiny blue and pink outfits. Every baby commercial on TV has you leaning forward with anticipation. You are ready to have a baby of your own, and all you can think about is preparing your body for conception and making yourself as fertile as possible.
 
Today, we understand the importance of knowing exactly what we are putting into our bodies, and you are probably looking for ways to increase your fertility without altering your body's natural rhythms. Good for you. Arming yourself with the knowledge that  medical or chemical solutions can be avoided by using the wholesome goodness of teas, herbs, and tinctures that God provides is a noble adventure. There are even ways for your husband to join in on the fun and increase his fertility as well. Use the information below to get started!
 
In God's wisdom of the bible note:
Genesis 1:29 
And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.
Revelation 22:2 
Through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
 Increasing Fertility With Tea
We have outlined some of the benefits you may experience from using specialty teas, along with tips on how to use them correctly. While we cannot fully guarantee increased fertility from using these teas, it cannot hurt to try these methods to raise your chances of getting pregnant.
 
 Please note that women who want to have a baby should avoid the following herbs: burdock, catnip, celery seeds, camomile, blue cohosh (caulophyllum), fennel, juniper, sage, cinnamon, and senna leaves.
Men are advised to avoid St John’s Wort, helleborus, ginkgo, too much liquorice, and echinacea.
 
 Preparing The Tea
To allow tea to develop its full effectiveness, you should always prepare it fresh. Unless specified otherwise, put one to two teaspoons of herb (from a pharmacy) in a cup and add simmering (not boiling!) water. Then cover and leave to draw for roughly 10 minutes.
Drink a maximum of 2 - 3 cups a day in small sips (don’t eat the leaves!). If after 4 - 6 weeks the desired effect has not been achieved, don't be discouraged. You can always try a different herbal tea that offers similar effects.
 
 Child-Planning Herbs for Fertility
Area of application                                                                                             Medicinal herb
Stimulates ovulation, strengthens the uterus, improves production 
of progesterone/gestagen & has an antispasmodic effect                                 Alchemilla
Cycle disorders                                                                                                  Mugwort
Ovulation, gonads                                                                                              Rosemary
Hormone balance                                                                                              Red clover
Promotes circulation of blood in the uterus                                                       Black haw
Follicle maturation, sexual hormones                                                                False unicorn
Vaginal environment, mucus membrane                                                           Marjoram
Oestrogen formation                                                                                          Siberian ginseng
Progesterone/gestagen, prolactin excess                                                          Monk’s Pepper
Sperm quality, potency, libido                                                                            Tribulus terrestris
 
 Monk's Pepper for Female Fertility
Monk's Peper (vitex agnus) is a tried-and-tested herb that can be used to balance of your female hormones. This plant is also known as chaste tree. Monk’s Pepper seeds regulate the hormonal balance by normalizing the release of prolactin and stabilizing the yellow body phase. Monk’s Pepper thus encourages ovulation and can increase fertility. Drink a cup of Monk’s Pepper berry tea every morning or take pharmacy-bought Monk’s Pepper tablets as directed.
 
 A tea for each half of the cycle - The time between the end of menstruation and ovulation is known as the first half of the cycle. During this time you can strengthen your blood by preparing a tea made from the following ingredients: 25 g each of sage leaves, mugwort and Chinese angelica root.
The time between ovulation and menstruation is known as the second half of the cycle. For this period of time we recommend a tea blend which helps you relax and regulates your blood flow.
You will need 25 g each of alchemilla, yarrow, lemon balm and Monk’s Pepper seeds. 
Drinking three cups daily is recommended.
 
Tea and Herbs for Male Fertility
Chinese medicine also offers herbs for men which can alleviate certain disorders and stimulate fertility.
 
Taiga root (eleutherococcus) helps with male impotence. Add a teaspoon of Taiga root to approx. 150 ml of boiling water, boil for 5 minutes, cover and leave to draw for 5-10 minutes. Pass through a tea sock and sweeten to taste. Warning: Not suitable for those with restlessness or high blood pressure.
 
Pumpkin seeds can help remedy a zinc deficiency. Zinc is central to encouraging testosterone production — and thus increase libido and potency.
 
Basil for blockages - promotes fertility.
 
Stinging nettle fruits improve sperm quality. Take one to two teaspoons daily or  as a salad accompaniment.
 
A tea for virilityOriginating from Chinese medicine, this tea is intended to strengthen virility. Have the herbs mixed by your pharmacist:
3 g each of cnidium monnieri and cinnamon bark
4 g each of ginseng root and buckthorn
6 g each of barrenwort, eucommia bark, golden-eyed grass root, dogwood berries and morinda root,
9 g each of Goji berries and Chinese angelica root
12 g each of scrophularia root and atractylodis lanceae rhizoma root
Prepare the tea as described and drink 2-3 cups daily.
 
In addition, a teaspoon of pollen every day can increases vitality.
 
 How Can We Further Our Chances At Conception?
Preparing you body through diet and herbs can make you more fertile, but for your love making to result in a pregnancy, it is vital that your timing is correct. Tracking your cycle and ovulation through Natural Family Planing will give you the powerful knowledge of precisely when to have sex. When you have both prepared you body to be the perfect environment for conception and you know you personal fertility window, you can sit back (or lay back) and relax, and let nature take over.
FYI - FertiliTea (Available online at http://www.fertilitea.com/herbal-fertility.htm)
Let me know if you know whether its available in Australia
FertiliTea is the natural, healthful - and delicious - herbal tea designed to support the entire reproductive system and help optimize your chances of conceiving. Designed by fertility expert Amos Grunebaum, MD, FertiliTea is the only herbal tea that offers a complete spectrum of carefully selected fertility-enhancing ingredients.
How Does FertiliTea Support Reproductive Health?
Chasteberry (Vitex) stimulates the hormones involved in ovulation and restores female hormonal balance. It’s useful in normalizing pituitary gland function and the balance of progesterone and estrogen levels. Vitex is used as an herbal treatment for infertility and is especially helpful for women with irregular cycles, ovulate issues, or a short luteal phase (a shortened second half of the menstrual cycle). The effectiveness of Vitex increases over time with continued use.
Red Raspberry Leaf is highly regarded for its ability to tone the uterus and muscles of the pelvic region. A highly nutritive ingredient, Red Raspberry is a powerful fertility-promoting herb, especially when used in combination with Peppermint.
Green Tea is a powerful antioxidant that enhances reproductive health by repairing the oxidative damage that occurs naturally as the result of environmental toxins and aging. A study from the American Journal of Public Health found that drinking 1/2 cup or more of green tea daily doubled the odds of conception per cycle. Due to the inclusion of Green Tea, there is a very slight touch of caffeine (equal to just 1/25th a cup of coffee).
Ladies Mantle is a “tonic” (tones and brings health) herb that is useful in regulating a woman’s monthly cycle. It also exerts a toning effect on the cervix.
Nettle Leaf contains a wide spectrum of vitamins and minerals that are critical to good reproductive health, including Vitamins A, C, D, K, Potassium, Phosphorous, Iron, and Sulfur. Nettle Leaf also contains Calcium – a mineral that affects a woman’s ability to conceive and maintain pregnancy.
Peppermint Leaf gives FertiliTea a delicious flavor & has the added benefit of serving as a sexual stimulant!
The ingredients in FertiliTea are all organic or wildcrafted, of the freshest and highest quality, and our healthful blend contains no preservatives and no additives. The tea comes in a tamper-evident, resealable pouch, which is air-tight and moisture-proof for freshness.
"FertiliTea is an all-natural, herbal tea with fertility-enhancing properties. Each ingredient was carefully selected to support fertility, promote reproductive wellness, and increase your chances of conceiving"
- Amos Grunebaum, MD
To Prepare FertiliTea:
Use 1 teaspoon herb to 1 cup water. Bring water to a boil, remove from heat, and add herbal tea. Drink 2-3 cups each day throughout your monthly cycle until pregnancy is achieved. Enjoy!
Getting started with NFP is a cinch when using Ladycomp. Check out this handy tool that will give you simple, easy to understand information about your body's cycle –  and when intercourse will most likely lead to conception.

 
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