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16 Fertility Herbs To Help You Get Pregnant Fast

The use of fertility herbs to help you get pregnant has been around for centuries, long before IVF and fertility treatments were available. Nowadays, they are sometimes overlooked  in favour of “quick fixes” from western medicine but they can play a huge role in improving your health and even helping to reverse infertility.

When you are thinking about what you are eating or what vitamins and supplements you should be taking to boost your fertility, herbs should definitely play a role in your overall plan for conception.

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Herbs have been used to get pregnant for thousands of years by different cultures around the World.

Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine both encourage the use of certain herbal blends as a way to improve the chances of getting pregnant naturally. 

Nowadays you can obtain herbal teas, capsules and liquid herb tinctures easily online and in health food stores.

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Can Fertility Herbs Reverse Infertility?

There is no doubt that the fertility herbs below can have a very positive effect on your chances of getting pregnant.

Many have been used for years by practitioners as an alternative or complement to conventional fertility treatments and have shown to have a great impact on fertility outcomes.

The most effective way to use these herbs is with other ways of naturally boosting your fertility such as:

How to Use Fertility Herbs

You can buy a lot of the herbs listed below at bulk food shops, health food stores or even on Amazon. I’ve noted under each one how you can take them. There are normally a few ways:

Before you start using fertility herbs: 

  • Consult with your doctor or medical practitioner
  • Do not take all the herbs at once, try one and see if your condition improves first
  • Do not take any fertility herbs with fertility drugs before speaking to your RE or doctor

Fertility Smoothie Recipes

You can add fertility herbs to your smoothies to improve their potency and also hide the tastes of herbs that aren’t too tasty. 

Here are some of my best recipes:

Fertility Breakfast Smoothie To Help You Get Pregnant

Pineapple Core Implantation Smoothie

Wheatgrass Smoothie For Fertility

Herbs for specific fertility issues

Below you will find a list of some common fertility issues and best herbs for each one. Scroll down for a detailed explanation for each herb and the ways to ingest it.

Recommended Fertility Herbs For Hormone Imbalance 

Evening Primrose oil, cinnamon, red clover, vitex, Ashwagandha, Dong quai, red raspberry leaf

Fertility herbs for irregular cycles or innovulation

Ashwagandha, Black cohosh, false unicorn, vitex, cinnamon, yarrow, red raspberry leaf

Herbs that can help PCOS

Ashwagandha, cinnamon, tribulus, maca

Increasing sperm count

Maca, tribulus, ashwagandha, asparagus

FREE EBOOK: How to naturally improve sperm health

Improving the chances of implantation (uterine tonics)

Nettle, Vitex, Red Clover, Dong quai, red raspberry leaf, evening primrose oil

Fertility herbs for shrinking ovarian cysts

False unicorn, tribulus, milk thistle, yarrow

Improving egg quality

Maca, milk thistle, ashwagandha, ginger, dong quai

If you want more tips on improving egg quality, make sure to download this free report packed with tips that actually work. 

Scant cervical mucous

Evening primrose oil, red clover

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The best herbs for a fertility cleanse

If you are interested in doing a fertility cleanse before you start trying to conceive or in preparation for fertility treatments, the following are the best detoxifying herbs you can try:

  • Ginger
  • asparagus
  • milk thistle
  • nettle
  • red clover

Click here to read more about these herbs and doing a fertility cleanse. 

For an easy way to do a fertility cleanse, you can take FertileDetox which is a ready-made fertility cleanse in capsule form. Its ingredients include milk thistle, dandelion root, probiotics and other detoxifying vitamins and minerals.

If you want to learn more about doing fertility cleanse, you can watch this video from the experts at Natural Fertility Prescriptions. 

16 Fertility Herbs To Help You Get Pregnant Naturally

Evening Primrose Oil

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EPO is great for increasing your cervical mucous  and improving your chances of getting pregnant. It is also awesome for balancing hormones.

Evening primrose oil is typically taken as a capsule with food.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon balances your hormones but it also balances your blood sugar as well. This can help keep you regular and your body on a solid routine. In addition to these benefits, it can also reduce heavy bleeding during your period and regulate your overall cycle. It also improves circulation in your body and regulation of your reproductive system. 

Cinnamon powder can be taken in a tea, sprinkled on yogurt or fruit or added into cooking.

Ginger

Ginger for fertility -Fertility Herbs To Help You Get Pregnant

Ginger is a great herb for fertility. It helps reduce inflammation and also helps with detoxification of the system. Tea is a popular way to take ginger but you can also take capsules, chew on dried ginger or even try ginger juice.

Nettle

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Nettle is a great detoxifier and fantastic for toning the uterus in preparation for conception. It can be especially helpful for women doing a F.E.T who are looking to prep for (hopeful) implantation. Nettle is most commonly take as a tea or infusion. You could also add brewed nettle tea to a smoothie.

Red Raspberry Leaf

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Red Raspberry leaf has been used as a uterine tonic for years. It is perfect for drinking in a tea to prepare for ovulation and increase your chances of implantation and pregnancy.

It is also often recommended by midwives as a tincture in late pregnancy to prepare the uterus for labour and to induce pregnancy.

You can buy red raspberry leaf capsules or drink it as a tea.

Red clover

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Red clover balances your hormones and is a natural alkalizer which works to restore the natural PH level of your uterus. It is aa great herb for a fertility cleanse.

Capsules are the most common way of taking red clover but you can also buy it loose for teas.

Black Cohosh

Black Cohosh -Fertility Herbs To Help You Get Pregnant
Black cohosh decreases progesterone levels and promotes menstruation. It is a popular substitute for conventional menopause medicines for this reason. It contains a flavonoid called Formononetine that is similar to estrogen. Capsules are the more common way to take black cohosh.

NOTE: Do not take black cohosh for longer than 6 months or when pregnant.

Vitex Agnus-Castus

Vitex -Fertility Herbs To Help You Get Pregnant
Vitex is one of the best fertility herbs to help you get pregnant if you have irregular cycles or a short luteal phase (which would impede conception). It balances the hormones and helps to regulate cycles. You can buy vitex capsules at most drugstores or you can drink it in a tea such as FertiliTea blend. 

False Unicorn

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False unicorn is often said to be the perfect herb for fertility and it has many uses including:

  • Preventing recurrent miscarriage
  • Regulating cycles.
  • Shrinking ovarian cysts

Unfortunately due to increased demand in its benefits, false unicorn is now endangered and very expensive. If you do wish to try it, make sure to buy it from a reputable source that does not engage in wild harvesting. It is mostly available as a liquid herb.

Dong Quai

Dong Quai -Fertility Herbs To Help You Get Pregnant
My Chinese acupuncture doctor recommended that I use dong quai while I was doing IUI cycles.  It is also called “female ginseng” because of its fantastic fertility benefits:

  • Increase blood flow to the pelvic area
  • Uterine tonic
  • Balance hormones
  • Prevent premature ejaculation in men

You can buy dong quai in capsules or as a powder to add to foods and smoothies.

Asparagus extract

Asparagus -Fertility Herbs To Help You Get Pregnant
Asparagus is a strong diuretic that is used to flush out the kidneys and detoxify the body. It is also packed with folate which is essential for a healthy pregnancy. Asparagus is also shown to help increase sperm count in men. Aside from adding more asparagus to your diet, you can also take asparagus extract capsules.

Milk Thistle

Milk Thistle -Fertility Herbs To Help You Get Pregnant
Milk thistle is an amazing detoxifier. It helps to eliminate toxins from the liver in particular and a healthy liver is essential for overall health and fertility.  You will often find milk thistle in fertility cleanses and detoxes that you can do preconception or prior to starting fertility treatments.

The most common way to ingest milk thistle in in a capsule format, Look for organic options if possible.

Ashwagandha

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Ayurvedic healers have recommended ashwagandha for centuries to promote overall health and improve fertility. It has stress and anxiety-relieving properties that have made it a very popular naturally solution today’s lifestyles.

It is also one of the best fertility herbs to help you get pregnant thanks to its many uses:

  • Increase libido
  • Regulates hormone levels
  • Counters the effects of toxins in your reproductive organs
  • Promote menstruation in women with long cycles
  • Decrease stress and promote a sense of calmness

The easiest way to take ashwagandha for fertility is  to use capsules which are easily available online or in health stores.

Maca

Maca -Fertility Herbs To Help You Get Pregnant
Maca is one of my favourite fertility herbs to help you get pregnant as it is awesome for both male and female fertility. It is often called a “fertility superfood” and it has been used for centuries in Peru to enhance sexual health and libido and to balance hormones.

It’s great for putting in smoothies and an essential ingredient of my fertility smoothie.

You can buy maca in powder or capsule formulas.

Tribulus

Tribulus for fertility

Tribulus is great for improving male fertility and increasing sperm count. For female infertility, it can help to shrink ovarian cysts and is especially useful for women with PCOS.

  • Increases sperm count in males
  • Decreases ovarian cysts in PCOS
  • Reduces anti-sperm antibodies in women

Tribulus is normally available in capsules.

Yarrow

Yarrow-Fertility Herbs To Help You Get Pregnant
Yarrow is a uterine stimulant that promotes menstruation and can help to regulate your cycle. Women with long cycles may find it helpful to drink in a tea. It can also help to decrease heavy periods and ease menstrual pain.

You can use yarrow as an essential oil, take it as capsules or you can buy tea bags to make an infusion.

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Evelyn Taylor

Monday 23rd of July 2018

I have never heard of herbs for fertility (usually specific foods and "scheduling" tips) and more than half of these sound so foreign to me. So I totally appreciate you going through them and describing them all. I'm saving this for future reference!