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Herbal Remedies

Whether you are trying to get pregnant or want to prevent a miscarraige here are a few tips & links for herbal remedies!  What I have listed here is what I have found during my research, I do not claim to know alot or be an expert on any of this as it is something new I am trying.  I will try to put the links to pages I've obtained the information from so you can visit them too, or if you have questions for them.

I would love to hear from those of you that have tried these!!


Female Fertility Promoters Male Fertility Promoters
Helpful Herbs & their uses Herbs to avoid
Fertility Tonic

 
 

Female Fertility Promoters

Before Ovulation
After Ovulation
Throughout cycle
No Restrictions
Herbs
Herbs
Herbs
Herbs &Vitamins
Black Cohosh
Evening Primrose
Lady's Mantle
Loveage
Red Raspberry Leaf
Rehmannia
White Peony
False Unicorn
Wild Yam Root
Alfalfa
Ginseng
Motherwort
Nettle
Red Clover
Squaw Vine
True Unicorn Root (Aletris Farinosa)
PABA
Folic acid
Selenium
Vitamin E
Zinc

Male Fertility Promoters

Herbs
False Unicorn
Ginseng
Red Clover
Rehmannia
Saw Palmetto
True Unicorn Root
Vitamins
Zinc

Herbs that are helpful & their use

Black Haw - Use in early stages of pregnancy to help prevent miscarraige

Blessed Thisle - used late in pregnancy as a liver tonic and builder, as well as a stimulant of blood flow to the mammaries, used to increase milk production and also reduces hemorrhaging during child birth.

Burdock Root - has a high concentration of vitamins and minerals & is a liver booster.

Chamomile - lifts the spirits and calms the nerves, used for digestive disorders during pregnancy, is combined with ginger to help morning sickness, and has a high calcium content as well as an anit-inflammatory aid.

Cramp Bark - a remedy to have handy in case of spot bleeding during early stages of pregnancy and helps prevent miscarraige due to stress and anxiety.

Dandelion - greens and root - a high source of vitamins and minerals, aids digestion, nourishes and tones the system, useful for fatigue and exhaustion, diuretic and liver booster.

Dong Quai - helps balance a female cycle, and nourish the body through normal hormonal changes, also helpful in maintaining bone health.

Ginger Root - can be used for monring sickness, digestive problems, is also safe to use for treating colds, sore throats and congestion during pregnancy.

Kelp - high in vitamins and minerals, aids thyroid.

Nettle Leaf - rich in vitamins, minerals & iron, it is useful for those suffering from chronic fatigue and exhaustion due to low iron, aids in enriching and stimulating the flow of milk; good for use throughout all stages of pregnancy.

Red Raspberry Leaf - tones and nourishes the uterine muscles, rich in vitamins and minerals, enriches and increases milk flow, restores the system after childbirth; good for the entire pregnancy.

Saw Palmetto - promotes healthy prostate in men.

Spirulina - high in vitamins and nutrients.

Herbs to Avoid or use with caution during pregnancy


Angelica - stimulates suppressed menstruation

Black Cohosh - uterine stimulant - mostly used during labor

Blue Cohosh - a stronger uterine stimulant.

Borage Oil - a uterine stimulant - use only during the last few days of pregnancy.

Comfrey - can cause liver problems in the mother and fetus.

Dong Quai - may stimulate bleeding.

Elder - do not use during pregnancy or lactation.

Fenugreek - uterine relaxant.

Goldenseal - too powerful an antibiotic for developing fetus, also shouldn't be used if nursing.

Henbane - highly toxic.

Horsetail - too high in silica for the developing fetus.

Licorice Root - can creat water retention and/or elevated blood pressure.

Motherwort - stimulates suppressed menstruation.

Mugwort - can be a uterine stimulant.

Nutmeg - can cause miscarraige in large doses.

Pennyroyal Leaf - stimulates uterine contractions.
NOTE: Pennyroyal essential oil shouldn't be used by a pregnant woman at any time!! Do not handle if pregnant or nursing!

Rue - strong expellant.

Saffron - can cause miscarraige and other problems.

Shepherd's Purse - used only for hemmorahaging during/after childbirth.

Uva Ursi - removes too much blood sugar during pregnancy and nursing.

Yarrow - uterine stimulant.

Fertility Tonic

2 parts ho shou wu
1 part astragalus root
1 part dong quai root (substitue ginseng for men)
2 parts false unicorn root
3 parts wild yam root
1 part vitex berries
1 part squaw vine
1 part cinnamon

The tonic may be used in tincture (3/4 teaspoon daily), capsule (3 capsules twice per day), or tea (one cup three times per day) form.  Use daily for up to 3 months.  During this time, change your lifestyle to include plenty of exercise, rest and above all a healthy diet.


 
 
 
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