Effective Herbs for the Treatment of Infertility
Appropriate herbs, used properly work extremely well to balance hormones, regulate menstrual cycles and ovulation and facilitate conception. Self-medicating with herbs rarely works! Why? The proper herb, must be used in the proper format (tincture, tablets), at the proper time in your menstrual cycle and at the proper dosage. In my experience, the majority of powdered or capsule herbs have minimal to no effect. We recommend only ONE premium manufacturer of herbs in tablet format and for most herbs recommend use of a tincture format.
Sample Research on Herbs for Infertility
- Chinese herbs increase endometrial thickness, improve the quality of fertility and embryo, and promote embryonic nidation, thus enhancing the success rate of in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection-embryo transplantation cycle: Guo J, Li D, Liu C, Ji X, Li R, Du X.Effects of Chinese herbs combined with in vitro fertilization and embryo transplantation on infertility: a clinical randomized controlled trial. J Tradit Chin Med. 2014 Jun;34(3):267-73.
- A constituent of Cinnamomum cassia increases progesterone and lowers testosterone and DHEAs: Iwaoka Y, Hashimoto R, Koizumi H, Yu J, Okabe T. Selective stimulation by cinnamaldehyde of progesterone secretion in human adrenal cells. Life Sci. 2010 Jun 5;86(23-24):894-8. doi: 10.1016/j.lfs.2010.04.009. Epub 2010 Apr 25.
- A supplement containing chasteberry, green tea, L-arginine, vitamins (including folate) and minerals could provide an alternative or adjunct to conventional fertility therapies: Westphal LM, Polan ML, Trant AS.Double-blind, placebo-controlled study of Fertilityblend: a nutritional supplement for improving fertility in women. Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2006;33(4):205-8.
- Adding Cimicifuga racemosa to clomiphene-induction cycles with timed intercourse in PCOS improves pregnancy rates: Shahin AY, Mohammed SA. Adding the phytoestrogen Cimicifugae Racemosae to clomiphene induction cycles with timed intercourse in polycystic ovary syndrome improves cycle outcomes and pregnancy rates – a randomized trial. Gynecol Endocrinol. 2014 Jul;30(7):505-10. doi: 10.3109/09513590.2014.895983. Epub 2014 Mar 5.