Herbs for Infertility

Herbs for Infertility men and women

By Veena Deo

Herbs for Infertility that rate high and and are useful are discussed in this article. It also talks about Male, Female, infertility issues.

Fertile – Capable of growing or developing (egg), capable of breeding or reproducing.
Fertility – The quality or state of being fertile.
Fertilization – The process of union of two gametes whereby the somatic chromosome number is restored and the development of a new individual is initiated.

For fertilization, a healthy sperm, a healthy ovum and a healthy uterus are required. If there is a problem with reproductive organs, then infertility occurs in men as well as in women.  Infertility also affects the couple’s interpersonal and social relationships, job performance etc. The female cycle may be of 28 days long but the male cycle is variable.

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Causes of male, female, Infertility -

When there is a failure to achieve pregnancy in couples, in 30% of the cases, the female has infertility problems and in 39% of the cases the male has infertility problems. This is in contrast to the popular belief that in all the cases it is the female alone who is responsible for a lack of conception. The remaining 31% are brought on by a combination of male and female problems or by unidentified factors in the female.

In case of women, Irregular menstrual cycles, pelvic inflammatory diseases, underweight, obesity, smoking, addiction to alcohol are also the causative factors of Infertility.

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In the case of men, the causative factors are Variococele (Varicose enlargement of the vein of the spermatic cord producing a soft compressible tumor mass in the scrotum), low sperm count, smoking, illegal drugs usage, and anabolic steroids.

For men and women herbs for infertility are-

Saraca Indica – is useful in uterine problems. It has a stimulating effect on the endometrium that is on the mucous membrane lining the uterus, and on the ovarian tissues.

Acacianilotica  – pods of the plant are used in impotency and in urinogenitial disorders. Ref: Chopra RN.

Barleria prionitis  - White flower bearing variety should be used. Juice of the leaves mixed with Cuminum Cymimum (Jeera) is given for spermatorrhoea. Ref : Nadkarnikm.

Bryonopsis Laciniosa - seeds are powdered and given to women to help conception. Root is also used for the same purpose.

Ficus Bengalensis - Infusion of the bark cures vaginal disorders. Ref: Sivarajan. It is useful in seminal weakness. All parts of the plant are used as a uterine tonic and possess fertility enhancing properties. Ref: IMM, 544.

Symplocos Racemosa - Useful in vaginal diseases and menstrual disorders. It acts as a uterine tonic. Ref. Shivarajan VV.

Woodfordia Fruitcosa - Dried flowers are effective in seminal weakness. The herb overts abortion and helps to cure uterine diseases. Ref : IMM 1295.

I hope the above article on herbs for infertility help all women and men that are facing this situation.

Dr. Veena Deo is an Ayurvedic Doctor in India. All the information provided above and opinions expressed above are her own and should not be construed as medical advice. This information and on herbal supplements is provided for educational purposes only. For questions or to consult Dr. Veena Deo, please send an email to veenadeo@herbsbenefits.com


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