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.
|Female Fertility Promoters||Male Fertility Promoters|
|Helpful Herbs & their uses||Herbs to avoid|
Female Fertility Promoters
Red Raspberry Leaf
Wild Yam Root
True Unicorn Root (Aletris Farinosa)
Male Fertility Promoters
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.
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.
|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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