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17 November 2009

A Question Came In - on Fertility Herbs

Someone asked me, "What herbs can aid someone in getting pregnant and what things to avoid?" This person is in her early 40's I was told and wanted some herbal helpers to check out.Number one fertility herb I know of for women is Red Clover (Trifolium Pratense). Make Red Clover infusions from the dried blossoms and drink hearty! It is certainly easy enough to harvest your own, but if you're buying it you may need to look around. Many of the companies I buy from have been mysteriously out of stock for a long while now? Another good helper for men is Oatsraw (Avena Sativa). Again, make infusions from the dried plant material. Of course, both can switch off and drink Red Clover and Oatstraw, but primarily, have the woman drink the Red Clover. I suggest each trying one herb at first without mixing in a lot of other things. Drink the Red Clover for a few days and then stop for a few days and then on again. You can't really drink too much but you may get tired of it, so that's when you could switch off and try the Oatstraw and vice-versa. Infusions keep for a few days in the refrigerator. You can probably drink up to a quart a day. While were on the subject of infusions, Stinging Nettle is another great infusion and especially useful once she gets pregnant to prevent miscarriage and keep the mother and baby very healthy. Tell the male in the equation to keep his jewels cool - no hot tubs or tighty whities for a while. Both people should avoid smoking, excessive alcohol, and toxic people. Get sleep, take care of yourself, do yoga, tai chi, chi gong or otherwise energy enhancing exercise, get massages, anything to help you relax, nourish and tonify your bodies and especially reproductive system. If all else fails find a good acupuncturist who practices Traditional Chinese Medicine. They have remarkable success with curing infertility. And give yourselves some time for these intentions/practices to work, I'd say at least six months.

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