Using Herbal Remedy To Naturally Improve Your Fertility


#1

Below is a list of common infertility factors, and the herbs credited with being able to tackle them:

(Culled from http://natural-fertility-info.com/fertility-herbs).

1. Absent Menstruation

  • Black Cohosh root (formerly known as Cimicifuga racemosa, now Actaea racemosa): May bring on menstrual bleeding. Aids in tone, regular function and shedding of the uterine lining

  • Dong Quai root (Angelica sinensis): Increases circulation to the uterus, iron rich for proper blood formation, tones and strengthens the uterus by regulating hormonal control, and improving the timing of the menstrual cycle.

  • Maca root (Lepidium meyenii): Promotes hormonal balance, nourishing to the endocrine system, which controls hormone function.

  • Motherwort aerial parts (Leonurus cardiaca): This herb is very effective at reducing uterine muscle spasm, cramping and improving uterine tone. Motherwort has been found to mildly stimulate the uterus, while also aiding the uterus to work efficiently, which is helpful in bringing on menstruation.

  • Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris): Used traditionally world wide to encourage menstruation in women with amenorrhea. Mugwort is a mild uterine stimulant. It also supports healthy digestion, aiding in assimilation of vitamins and minerals. Its mild nervine action helps relieve tension and stress.

  • Parsley tap root, leaves, seeds (Petroselinum crispum): Has been used as an emmenagogue to bring on menstruation. Rich source of vitamin C.

  • Vitex, Chaste tree berry (Vitex agnus-castus): Aid in regulating hormonal balance, promotes ovulation, improves timing of the menstrual cycle.

  • Shatavari root (Asparagus racemosus): Promotes regular menstrual cycles by aiding in regulation of estrogen levels.

  • Tribulus aerial parts and fruit (Tribulus terrestris): May normalize ovulation when used prior to ovulation. Increase in serum FSH and estradiol in women. Increase in sex hormone production.

  • White Peony (Paeonia officinalis): This herb is helps build the blood and increase circulation to the reproductive organs. Overall this herb has excellent hormone balancing support. It also aids in pain reduction and relaxation. White peony moves the blood in the pelvic area, good for uterine stagnant conditions including absent period.

  • Yarrow aerial parts (Achillea millefolium): Stimulates uterus to bring on menstruation, by increasing muscular activity of the uterus. The stimulation of the muscles of the uterus, aid in the shedding of the endometrium, stimulating regular menstrual cycles in the absence of pregnancy.

2) Improving Cervical Mucous

  • Borage seed oil (Borago officinalis): High in omega-6 essential fatty acids. It works to increase cervical mucous and balance hormones.

  • Dandelion leaf and root (Taraxacum officinale): Bitter herb, stimulating to mucous membrane secretion. Nutritive, supports liver health for hormonal balance.

  • Evening Primrose Oil, cold pressed seed (Oenothera biennis): This oil is high in omega-6 essential fatty acids. It works to increase cervical mucous and balance hormones.

  • Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra): Demulcent, promote healthy mucous membrane secretions. Supports hormonal balance through endocrine support.

  • Marshmallow root (Althea officinalis): Demulcent and soothing to mucous membranes, support natural health for proper function of mucous production.

  • Oregon Grape root (Mahonia aquifolium, nervosa): Stimulates mucous membranes to secrete. Supports liver function.

  • Red Clover aerial parts, blossom (Trifolium pratense): Red Clover has been shown to increase cervical mucous, aiding vaginal dryness. Increases circulation to the reproductive organs.

  • Shatavari root (Asparagus racemosus): This herb is a demulcent. Herbs that have a demulcent action contain mucilage. Mucilage lines the mucous membranes and acts as a protector and tonic for those membranes. Shatavari contains mucilage, this may be helpful for women with low Cervical mucous.

  • Yarrow, aerial parts (Achillea millefolium): Yarrow is an herb of opposites, both astringent, toning for the mucous membranes, yet also moistening for them

3) Endometriosis

  • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera): Supports overall endocrine system function. Supports proper immune response, aids in possible autoimmune fertility issues.

  • Bee Propolis: Bee Propolis is a resinous mixture of tree sap, tree buds, tree leaves and other botanical sources that the bees make to seal small openings in their hives. Endometriosis pain, scar tissue and adhesion formation is thought to be triggered by inflammation response. Bee propolis has been shown to be extremely anti-inflammatory which may reduce endometriosis. Bee propolis may also contain immunomodulating properties. This may be beneficial for autoimmune related fertility issues. Some doctors theorize that endometriosis may be an autoimmune disorder.

  • Burdock root (Arctium lappa): Supports overall liver function for improved hormonal balance. Cleansing for the entire body, especially where congested tissues and organs are present.

  • Castor Oil, oil pressed from bean (Ricinus communis): When Castor Oil is applied as a pack to the abdomen it can be used to enhance circulation and promote healing of the tissues and organs underneath the skin. Castor oil works to dissolve foreign tissue growth, including endometriosis.

  • Cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum spp.): Reduces heavy menstrual bleeding. Improves circulation to reproductive system for improved healing of congested tissues.

  • Dong Quai root (Angelica sinensis): Dong Quai increases circulation, which helps to bring in fresh healthy blood to remove excess tissue growth, heal tissue damage, limit scar tissue and adhesion formation. Healthy circulation ensures healthy natural cleansing of the body as well. Proper circulation is required to remove toxins, dead tissue, diseased tissue, metabolic waste from our bodies. This is very important for women with endometriosis. Dong Quai stimulates healthy immune response, reduces depression, fatigue and psycho-emotional symptoms associated with endometriosis.

  • Echinacea flower, root, seed (Echinacea purpurea, angustifolia): It has been suggested that endometriosis is linked to an overreaction of the immune system. Echinacea supports proper immune function which may be helpful for symptom flare ups.

  • Feverfew aerial parts (Tanacetum parthenium): Has been used for hundreds of years for painful menstruation, and migraine headaches associated with the menstrual cycle.

  • Ginger root (Zingiber officinale): Anti-inflammatory. Increases circulation, which also helps to reduce inflammation. Supports proper digestion, very important for inflammatory conditions. Reduction in inflammation reduces pain.

  • Goldenseal root (Hydrastis canadensis): Anti-inflammatory. Reduction in inflammation may help to prevent scar tissue and adhesion formation. Reduction in inflammation reduces pain.

  • Horsetail aerial parts (Equisetum arvense): Excellent astringent action for toning, healing of excess foreign tissue growth and bleeding. Promotes proper tissue growth and function.

  • Jamaican Dogwood root (Piscidia erythrina): This herb is extremely antispasmodic and analgesic. It reduces muscular pain associated with foreign tissue growth and bleeding that comes with endometriosis.

  • Maca (Lepidium meyenii): Helps to balance the hormones, but does not contain any hormones itself. It is able to do this by nourishing and balancing the endocrine system. Hormone balance is essential to preparing women with endometriosis for pregnancy because healthy hormonal balance contributes to healthy fertility and conception.

  • Nettles aerial parts (Urtica dioica): Supports healthy iron levels, which is important for conditions where internal and/or excessive menstrual bleeding is taking place. Aids proper liver function for hormone balance support.

  • Red Raspberry leaf (Rubus idaeus): Raspberry leaf works to tone the uterine muscles and normalize blood flow during menses. This is one of the best normalizing herbs for the female reproductive organs. Raspberry leaf is astringent, contracting and shrinking internal and external body tissues. May help prevent hemorrhage excessive bleeding. Helps to reduce bleeding of endometrial tissues.

  • Rehmannia root (Rehmannia glutinosa): Effective at reducing inflammation and uterine spasm. It works to curb mid-cycle bleeding, as well as excessive bleeding, two common issues women with endometriosis often deal with.

  • White Peony (Paeonia officinalis): Peony has been found to aid in increasing progesterone levels, lower testosterone and balance estrogen. Overall this herb has excellent hormone balancing support. It also aids in pain reduction and relaxation. Moves the blood in the pelvic area, good for uterine stagnation.

  • Yarrow (Achillea millefolium): It promotes circulation, yet is extremely astringent, stopping excessive blood flow associated with endometriosis. Yarrow is one of the best herbs to stop heavy bleeding due to endometriosis. Yarrow has been used to stop internal bleeding caused by endometriosis. Relieves pelvic congestion.

4) Estrogen Balance

  • Burdock root (Arctium lappa): Nourishing and cleansing for the liver, aiding in hormonal balance. Helps to remove excess estrogen from the liver for proper estrogen balance in the body.

  • Dandelion root (Taraxacum officinale): Aids in liver health, stimulates digestion for improved hormonal balance.

  • Evening Primrose Oil, cold pressed from the seed (Oenothera biennis): Supports overall hormonal balance through its high content of the omega-6 essential fatty acids (EFA’s), Linoleic Acid (LA) and Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA). LA is needed for prostaglandin E and GLA is needed for the synthesis of prostaglandin E. One of the many functions of Prostaglandins is to help control regulation of hormones.

  • Flax seed (Linum usitatissimum): Flax seeds contain lignans, which are the second strongest group of phytoestrogens. Flax is also high in fiber. Studies have shown that these the combination of the lignans and fiber in flax help to remove excess estrogen from the body, while also protecting it from xenoestrogens.

  • Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra): Has the propensity to mimic estrogen (phytoestrogen). Licorice is an adaptogen herb, supporting the endocrine system for overall hormonal support.

  • Maca root (Lepidium meyenii): Aids the body by helping to control estrogen/progesterone balance in the body.

  • Milk Thistle seed (Silybum marianum): Supports hormonal balance. It is one of the best plants for liver health. Liver health is vital for hormonal balance. The liver helps to filter toxins from the body, including excess hormones.

  • Red Clover aerial parts, blossom (Trifolium pratense): Red Clover is a nourishing food herb. It is rich in a variety of vitamins and minerals. It is one of the best blood purifying herbs, aiding in detoxification of environmental pollutants prior to conception. Rich in phytoestrogens, may help protect body from xenohormones.

  • Seaweed, leafy parts, variety of species: High in fiber for improved estrogen metabolism.

  • Sesame seed (Sesamum indicum): Has the highest oil content of any seed, providing a rich source of omega 3 and 6 EFA€™s (see the benefits for hormonal balance above, under Evening Primrose Oil). Contains lignans which help promote healthy estrogen balance and overall hormonal balance.

  • Shatavari root (Asparagus racemosus): Shatavari’s main constituents are steroidal-sapponins, suggesting its use as an estrogen regulator, the estrogen modulating in turn may contribute to menstrual cycle regulation.

  • Tribulus, aerial parts and fruit (Tribulus terrestris): Has been shown to increase in serum estradiol in women. May normalize ovulation in infertile women when used prior to ovulation.

5) Miscarriage Prevention

  • Black haw (Viburnum prunifolium): Extremely effective at reducing uterine contractions, and uterine muscle spasm. If there is uterine cramping without cervical dilation, cramp bark has been traditionally used to help stop uterine spasm and contractions. It is interchangeable with Cramp Bark and has the same actions as Cramp bark.

  • Cramp bark (Viburnum opulus): Extremely effective at reducing uterine contractions, and uterine muscle spasm. If there is uterine cramping without cervical dilation, cramp bark has been traditionally used to help stop uterine spasm and contractions. It has been used for hundreds of years as miscarriage prevention.

  • False Unicorn root (Chamaelirium luteum): Recurrent miscarriages related to uterine and cervical weakness. This plant is endangered!

  • Partridge Berry leaves & stems (Mitchella repens): Is a uterine tonic traditionally used to help strengthen a weak uterus. Helpful when the woman is experiencing painful cramping, uterine spasm, bleeding, and/or passing of blood clots in the first trimester of pregnancy.

  • Vitex also known as Chaste tree berry, dried berries (Vitex agnus-castus): Has been traditionally used by midwives and herbalist to prevent miscarriage associated with low progesterone. Low progesterone is the number one reason for recurrent miscarriages.

  • Wild Yam root (Dioscorea villosa): Traditionally used to treat irritable uterus and threatened miscarriage with uterine contractions present. Often combined with Cramp bark or Black Haw. Also used for hyperemesis gravidarum (extreme nausea and vomiting in pregnancy).

6) Ovarian Cysts

  • Black Cohosh root (Actaea racemosa): Promotes regulation of the entire menstrual cycle. Excellent for relieving ovarian pain.

  • Blue Cohosh rhizome and root (Caulophyllum thalictroides): Both an ovarian and uterine tonic. Aids in regulation of the entire menstrual cycle.

  • Castor Oil, oil pressed from bean (Ricinus communis): When Castor Oil is applied as a pack to the abdomen it can be used to enhance circulation and promote healing, detoxification of the tissues and organs underneath the skin, including the ovaries.

  • Dong Quai root (Angelica sinensis): Aids in hormonal balance. Used for congestive fertility states such as uterine fibroids. Supports healthy circulation to the reproductive organs. Reduction in pain associated with reproductive organs.

  • Maca root (Lepidium meyenii): Maca is a nourishing food for the endocrine system, aiding both the pituitary, adrenal, and thyroid glands (all involved in hormonal balance.) Supports overall hormonal balance, works to balance estrogen/progesterone levels, for overall menstrual cycle support.

  • Milk Thistle seed (Silybum marianum): Supports hormonal balance. It is one of the best plants for liver health. Liver health is vital for hormonal balance. The liver helps to filter toxins from the body, including excess hormones.

  • Seaweed (variety of species): High in fiber for improved estrogen metabolism.

  • Tribulus, aerial parts and fruit (Tribulus terrestris): May normalize ovulation in infertile women when used prior to ovulation. One study performed on 36 women who were not ovulating, showed that that 67% realized normal ovulation after only 2-3 months of consistent use. Tribulus has also been found to be a nourishing tonic for the female reproductive system as a whole, especially concerning the ovaries.

  • Vitex, Chaste tree berry (Vitex agnus-castus): Aid in regulating hormonal balance, promotes ovulation, improves timing of the menstrual cycle.

  • Wild Yam root (Dioscorea villosa): Promotes healthy menstrual cycle, reduces ovarian pain.

  • Yarrow aerial parts (Achillea millefolium): Relieves pelvic congestion, improves the entire menstrual cycle timing.

7) PCOS

  • Ashwagandha root (Withania somnifera): Supports overall endocrine system function.

  • Cinnamon inner bark (Cinnamomum verum, C.zeylanicum): Preliminary studies shown cinnamon had greatly reduced insulin resistant women. May help to lower heavy bleeding time associated with hormonal imbalances due to PCOS. Supports healthy circulation to reproductive organs.

  • Burdock root (Arctium lappa): Supports overall liver function for improved hormonal balance. Also supportive of balanced blood sugar levels. Cleansing for the entire body, especially where congested tissues and organs are present.

  • Eleuthero root and stem bark (Eleutherococcus senticosus): Adaptogen herb that supports overall endocrine function which supports hormonal balance.

  • Gymnema leaf (Gymnema sylvestris): This herbs is known as the destroyer of sugar. Supports healthy blood sugar levels, controlling insulin. Helps curb sugar cravings.

  • Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra): Helps to maintain proper hormone production and release. Supports healthy insulin levels and liver health for hormonal balance support.

  • Maca root (Lepidium meyenii): Maca may help to increase progesterone levels in both men and women. Maca works to balance the estrogen and progesterone in the body, for a healthy menstrual cycle.

  • Tribulus, aerial parts and fruit (Tribulus terrestris): Promotes regular ovulation. May reduce ovarian cysts in women with PCOS.

  • Saw Palmetto berry (Serenoa repens): Saw Palmetto has been found to inhibit DHT production by reducing 5 alpha-reductase production, which may help prevent Hirsutism (excessive body hair growth, thinning hair on head) in women with PCOS. This herb also helps to reduce endometrial hyperplasia and hormonal acne symptoms.

  • Vitex also known as Chaste Tree berry, dried berries (Vitex agnus-castus): Women with PCOS often have irregular menstrual cycles and anovulation. Vitex works to balance the hormonal feedback loop and promote ovulation and regular cycles.

  • White Peony root (Paeonia lactiflora): When Peony is combined with Licorice Rt. (Glycyrrhiza glabra), it performs better, especially for relaxing muscles, reducing painful menstruation, as well as lowering serum and free testosterone levels in women with PCOS. Moves the blood in the pelvic area, good for uterine stagnation including conditions such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis, & PCOS

8) Improving Egg Quality

  • Ashwagandha root (Withania somnifera): Supports overall endocrine system function.

  • Bee Pollen/Propolis: Bee pollen has been reported to have great results in boosting immunity and fertility. Bee propolis has been found to support healthy immune, inflammation and stress response in the body.

  • Burdock root (Arctium lappa): Supports overall liver function for improved hormonal balance. Cleansing for the entire body.

  • Castor Oil, oil pressed from bean (Ricinus communis): When Castor Oil is applied as a pack to the abdomen it can be used to enhance circulation and promote healing of the tissues and organs underneath the skin. Castor oil works to provide cleansing to the area applied, through stimulation of the lymphatic system.

  • Dong Quai root (Angelica sinensis): Aids in hormonal balance. Supports healthy circulation to the reproductive organs.

  • Fo-ti root, also known as He Shou Wu,Ho Shou Wu (Polygonum multiflorum): Adaptogen, supporting overall endocrine function, immune and stress response. Nourishing to the liver and kidneys. Considered one of the best herbs for protecting health long-term. Because of this it is considered excellent for people trying to conceive who are over 40 years old.

  • Ginger root (Zingiber officinale): Increases circulation, promotes healthy inflammation response. Improves digestion for proper nutrient absorption, boosting overall health.

  • Lemon Balm leaf (Melissa officinalis): Excellent nervous system support. Supports healthy stress response, lessens depression and anxiety. Good emotional health, and stress response is important prior to conception.

  • Maca root (Lepidium meyenii): Maca is a nourishing food for the endocrine system, aiding both the pituitary, adrenal, and thyroid glands (all involved in hormonal balance). Works to protect the body from stress damage. Shown to support and increase egg health.

  • Milk Thistle seed (Silybum marianum): Supports hormonal balance. It is one of the best plants for liver health. Liver health is vital for hormonal balance. The liver helps to filter toxins from the body, including excess hormones.

  • Motherwort, aerial parts (Leonurus cardiaca): Supports healthy stress response; for depression, anxiety, stress associated with the menstrual cycle, or in life. Aids in heart and circulatory function.

  • Oat straw (stems), Milky Oats (tops) exert a stronger effect than oatstraw, (Avena sativa): Nourishing, aids in stress reduction by supporting nervous system. Great support for stress related fertility issues.

9) Progesterone Balance

  • Alfalfa aerial parts (Medicago sativa): Nutritive. Contains some phytoestrogens. Aids in protection against xenohormones. Aids in vaginal atrophy and dryness. Very nutritious; high in vitamins and minerals.

  • Ashwagandha root (Withania somnifera): Supports overall endocrine system function for proper hormonal balance.

  • Burdock root (Arctium lappa): Nourishing and cleansing for the liver, aiding in hormonal balance. Cleansing of the liver helps reduce excess estrogen.

  • Eleuthero root and stem bark (Eleutherococcus senticosus): Supports proper endocrine function through its adaptogenic properties. Supports overall hormonal balance.

  • Maca root (Lepidium meyenii): Maca may help to increase progesterone levels in both men and women. Maca works to balance the estrogen and progesterone in the body, for a healthy menstrual cycle.

  • Schisandra fruit and seed (Schisandra chinensis): Adaptogen, supports healthy hormonal balance through endocrine system support. Promotes proper immune and stress response.

  • Vitex, Chaste tree berry, dried berry (Vitex agnus-castus): Vitex increases luteinizing hormone (LH) production while mildly inhibiting the release of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). This indirectly boosts progesterone production and chances of achieving and maintaining a successful pregnancy.

10) Sperm Count & Quality

  • American Ginseng root (Panax quinquefolius): may support healthy sex drive, erectile dysfunction and enhance sexual performance in men. Strengthens the HPA (hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal) axis, aiding hormonal balance, stress management, immune function.

  • Ashwagandha root (Withania somnifera): Traditionally used to improve sex drive and low sperm count. Supports overall endocrine system function for overall hormonal balance.

  • Cordyceps mushroom (Cordyceps sinensis): Cordyceps has been shown to enhance male sexual function, enhance sperm production and motility.

  • Epimedium, also known as horny goat weed (Epimedium grandiflorum): Aphrodisiac, increase in sexual desire and performance. The active ingredient Icariin has been shown to increase nitric oxide; increasing circulation to the extremities. Has been shown useful in aiding sustained erection.

  • Fo-ti, also known as Ho Shou Wu or He Shou Wu, root (Polygonum multiflorum): Traditionally used for men who have low libido, low sperm count, erectile dysfunction and poor sperm motility. Supports fertility longevity.

  • Ginkgo leaves (Ginkgo biloba): #1 remedy for erectile dysfunction, increases circulation and is high in antioxidants.

  • Goji berry, dried fruit (Lycium barbarum,L.chinense): protects sperm from hyperthermia (overheating), increasing hormone levels, sperm quantity and quality through its high antioxidant content. Supports hormonal balance through improved liver function support. Extremely nutritious as well.

  • Maca root (Lepidium meyenii): Men who use maca have been seen to have an increased libido and healthy sperm. Increase seminal volume, sperm count per ejaculate, and sperm motility.

  • Saw Palmetto berries (Serenoa repens): Traditionally use for improving prostate health, impotence, testicular atrophy and improved sex drive in men.

  • Schisandra fruit and seed (Schisandra chinensis): Supportive and protective of liver health. Shown to support immunity, endocrine and nervous system function. Studies have shown may increase in sperm count. Aids stress related infertility.

  • Tribulus, aerial parts and fruit (Tribulus terrestris): Shown to be effective in aiding sex hormone production, increase in LH and testosterone in men. May help to increase in sperm count, motility, and health

11) Uterine Fibroids

  • Bee Propolis: Bee propolis has been shown to be extremely anti-inflammatory, promotes proper hormonal balance.

  • Black Haw root bark (Viburnum prunifolium): Extremely effective at reducing uterine contractions, and uterine muscle spasm. Interchangeable with Cramp Bark (Viburnum opulus). Cramp bark and Black haw have been shown to have a specific action on the uterus, the relaxing action increases circulation to the uterus, allowing for toxin removal which may aid the uterus in healing and overall improvement in uterine health.

  • Black Cohosh root (Actaea racemosa): Promotes regulation of the entire menstrual cycle. For women with a uterus that feels inflamed or irritated throughout the month, Black cohosh may be an effective option in relaxing the uterus, reducing inflammation of the uterus.

  • Blue Cohosh rhizome and root (Caulophyllum thalictroides): Wonderful for uterine weakness, where the uterus has lost strenght and tone.

  • Blue Vervain aerial parts (Verbena hastata): Antispasmodic, supports proper function of the uterus.

  • Castor Oil, oil pressed from bean (Ricinus communis): When Castor Oil is applied as a pack to the abdomen it can be used to enhance circulation and promote healing of the tissues and organs underneath the skin. Castor oil works to dissolve foreign tissue growth, including uterine fibroids.

  • Cramp bark (Viburnum opulus): This is one of the most effective herbs for reducing uterine spasm and cramping. Cramp Bark brings relief of pain and muscle spasm for smooth muscle, especially the uterus. Interchangeable with Black Haw (Viburnum prunifolium).

  • Dong Quai root (Angelica sinensis): Dong Quai increases circulation, which helps to bring in fresh healthy blood to remove excess tissue growth, heal tissue damage, limit scar tissue and adhesion formation. Healthy circulation ensures healthy natural cleansing of the body as well. Proper circulation is required to remove toxins, dead tissue, diseased tissue, metabolic waste from our bodies. This is very important for women with uterine fibroids.

  • Ginger root (Zingiber officinale): Anti-inflammatory. Increases circulation, which also helps to reduce inflammation. Supports proper digestion, very important for inflammatory and estrogen dominant conditions . Reduction in inflammation reduces pain.

  • Maca root (Lepidium meyenii): Supports endocrine system function for overall hormonal balance support.

  • Motherwort aerial parts (Leonurus cardiaca): A powerful herb that brings quick relief to women who have painful periods. This herb is very effective at reducing uterine muscle spasm, cramping and improving uterine tone. Motherwort has been found to mildly stimulate the uterus, while also aiding the uterus to work efficiently

  • Red Raspberry leaf (Rubus idaeus): Raspberry leaf works to tone the uterine muscles and normalize blood flow during menses. This is one of the best normalizing herbs for the female reproductive organs. Raspberry leaf is astringent, contracting and shrinking internal and external body tissues. May help prevent hemorrhage excessive bleeding. One of the best herbs for uterine health.

  • Shepherd’€™s purse, aerial parts (Capsella bursa-pastoris): Astringent used to reduce acute heavy or abnormal menstrual bleeding. Supports normal tissue growth.

  • Vitex also known as Chaste Tree Berry, berry (Vitex agnus-castus): Vitex supports hormonal balance in the body by having an effect on the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis (hormonal feedback loop). Supportive of hormonal balance and normalizing for the reproductive system as a whole.

  • White Peony root (Paeonia lactiflora): Used in TCM to increase iron levels in women with menorrhagia, combines well with Dong Quai. Moves the blood in the pelvic area, good for uterine stagnation including conditions such as uterine fibroids.

  • Yarrow, aerial parts (Achillea millefolium): It promotes circulation, yet is extremely astringent, stopping excessive blood flow. Works well for a boggy, weak uterus. Yarrow aids in toning the muscles of the uterus