Different herbs have been used for infertility treatment for thousands of years. A well known example of how herbs can help you to fall pregnant is in the Bible, with the story of Rachel and Leah. Rachel tried for years to fall pregnant without success. Then she finally eats mandrakes and conceives quickly (Genesis 30).

So, what kinds of herbs are helpful to beat infertility and become pregnant? It all depends on what kind of infertility problems a woman has. And what organs and functions in the woman's body need correction to achieve conception. Here is a list of different herbs that have been used successfully for infertility treatment.

Black Cohosh is a hormone-like balancing herb. Native Americans used it a lot in order to fall pregnant and carry a healthy baby. New research has shown that it contains triterpenes and flavonoids that suppress the secretion of lutenizing hormone and has a mild but significant estrogenic effect. The herb should be taken in small amounts per dosage as recommended by your practitioner. Excessive use can cause headaches.

False Unicorn herb has been used a lot to regulate menstrual and ovarian dysfunction. It also reduces menstrual pains. Of all the herbs, false unicorn has one of the strongest reputations for helping women to conceive.

Dong Quai has been used for thousands of years by Chinese women to correct menstrual cycle and balance the reproductive system. Modern medicine has found that Dong Quai is rich in vitamin E, cobalt and iron that help you to fall pregnant. It is recommended to be taken for a few months to see the benefit.

Red Raspberry Leaves contain a lot of vitamin and minerals (like C, A, B-complex, D, E, iron, manganese and calcium) and has been used for many centuries to nourish a women's body preparing it for pregnancy.

Kelp is rich in minerals and contains significant amounts of iodine, calcium and potassium. The iodine content is needed for those who have under active thyroids. Under active thyroids is a common reason for miscarriage.

Damiana is traditionally used for increasing fertility and sexual desire in both males and females.

Alfalfa contains high amounts of beta carotene (predecessor of vitamin A) and microelements for glandular nutrition (including ovaries) and its chlorophyll content helps nourish the blood which is necessary for healthy pregnancy.

Ho Shou Wu is a herb that has been used effectively to increase fertility by inducing ovulation (making an egg come out). It contains hormone-like substances.

Wild Yam enhances fertility by stimulating the ovulation process (egg release). It is believed that the herb contains steroid –like substances which increase FSH production and FSH stimulates ovaries to release the egg. It has been used a lot by Native Americans.

Liquid Chlorophyll is the green pigment found in plants is an excellent cleanser for the liver, regulates menstruation and increases vitality. It is excellent for preconception care.

Evening Primrose Oil contains essential fatty acids (EFAs) which are crucial to proper functioning of hormone-like substances called prostaglandins, which induce ovulation. Some kind of infertility problems can be linked to EFA deficiency and subsequent prostaglandin imbalance which could stop ovulation.

Sarsparilla is widely used in food industries as a flavoring agent. But it is also considered both a male and female tonic that increases libido. Naturopaths believe that Sarsparilla contains hormone-like substances that act like testosterone, progesterone and cortisone.

Blessed Thistle is a hormone-like herb. It can be used to balance menstrual cycle. Especially it helps those with long menstrual cycles to make the cycle shorter. It also can induce ovulation (make it come more often).

Chaste Tree Berry can improve progesterone levels and lower estrogen levels. A lowered progesterone level in the second half of a woman's cycle is a common cause of miscarriage and infertility.

To conclude, herbal therapy can be very helpful to treat infertility and increase ability to fall pregnant. It helps both men and women to nourish and balance their reproductive system and beat the odds in order to have a child.

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Author's Bio: 

Dr Irina Webster MD is the Director of Women Health Issues Program which covers different areas of Women Health. She is a recognised athority in the natural fertility area. She is an author of many books and a public speaker.