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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 &Vitamins
Black Cohosh
Evening Primrose
Lady's Mantle
Red Raspberry Leaf
White Peony
False Unicorn
Wild Yam Root
Red Clover
Squaw Vine
True Unicorn Root (Aletris Farinosa)
Folic acid
Vitamin E

Male Fertility Promoters

False Unicorn
Red Clover
Saw Palmetto
True Unicorn Root

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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