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Fertility Herbs

If you and your partner are having difficulty getting pregnant, you may have already begun to look into possible fertility treatments. And if you've seen how many options there are to choose from, you may feel a bit overwhelmed! While common fertility treatments like IUI and IVF are highly effective when it comes to increasing your chances of conception, they are also very expensive and can cause a number of physical and emotional side effects. For these reasons, more and more couples in the United States are putting their hopes into herbal remedies.

An herbal remedy is a type of alternative medicine that originates from plants and plant extracts. These natural remedies have been used for centuries and were the precursor to modern medicine. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 25 percent of all prescription drugs are still derived from trees, shrubs or herbs. Used to heal everything from diseases to psychological disorders, herbal medicine has also been said to work wonders in treating both male and female infertility.

Herbs and Fertility

Evidence of the use of herbal remedies to treat problems with fertility dates all the way back to 200 A.D. Despite their ongoing popularity in China and the Far East, the United States has been reluctant to endorse the use of herbs for infertility treatments because of a lack of scientific proof that they are effective. As more and more clinical data appears,

However, herbal fertility remedies are steadily becoming more popular in the U.S. Fertility-promoting herbs have long been believed to have a positive effect on both female and male reproductive organs, hormonal systems and sex drive. More specifically, fertility herbs can address hormonal imbalance, irregular menstruation, erectile dysfunction and sperm motility problems.

A recent study at the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom found that herbal remedies and non-traditional supplements could greatly increase a couple's chances of conceiving. Data shows that couples who were given vitamins, minerals and herbal remedies had an 80 percent conception rate compared to a 20 percent conception rate among those who did not receive the supplements.

There are more than 150 herbs used in the treatment of infertility. Some of them contain organic compounds that look very much like the natural hormones found in our bodies. Many of them are so similar in structure that, when taken, they can actually trigger your body to fill a void or correct a problem.

Fertility herbs have shown to work best in women who have hormonal imbalances or irregular periods, and men who have low sperm counts or infertility issues with unknown causes. Herbal fertility remedies can help establish normal hormonal functioning, nourish and tone your uterus, reduce your stress level, relax your nervous system and balance sexual desire.

Herbal remedies can be taken in several different forms, including capsules, tablets, teas and powdered infusions. Most good herbal brands come with a recommended dosage that usually involves taking the herb three times a day for several months to keep consistent concentrations of it in your bloodstream. It may be difficult at first to incorporate an herbal regimen into your daily routine, but once you get used to it, it isn't much more complicated than using oral contraceptives. Which herbs are used to promote fertility? Herbal remedies can be made from roots, leaves, bark, fruits and flowers. Herbs that promote fertility act as hormone-like compounds that can trigger multiple receptor sites throughout the body.

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