Our Women’s Fertility Kits includes:
- Red Rasberry
- Red Clover
- Maca Root
- Milk Thistle
Red Rasberry may be helpful for the following conditions where there is menstrual bleeding issues or uterine weakness present. It would be best to use this plant to help heal and prepare for pregnancy for at least 3 months prior to trying to conceive. Recurrent Miscarriage*: For those who have experienced miscarriage due to uterine weakness.
Heavy Menstrual Bleeding: The astringent properties of this herb help to stop heavy bleeding. It is also high in iron which may help prevent anemia due to heavy menstrual bleeding.
Poor Egg Quality/Nutritional Deficiency: This herb is very nutritive which helps to boost overall nutrition in preparation for pregnancy. Having adequate nutrient stores prior to pregnancy can help increase your chances of a healthy pregnancy.
General Preparation for Pregnancy: If you are thinking of trying to get pregnant, this herb may be a great ally for preparing your uterus and boosting overall nutritional intake. It is also safe for men to use to boost their nutrition levels in preparation for conception, as it does not contain any hormone-like substances.
Uterine Trauma: If you have had surgery to remove fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cysts or have had uterine prolapse, previous uterine hemorrhage or a Cesarean section this herb may help your recovery and may promote healing of the uterus. The toning effect of Red Raspberry leaf helps the uterus to recover more quickly.
Astringent: Astringent herbs cause contraction and shrinkage of internal and external body tissues. They also help to prevent hemorrhage or excessive bleeding. Red Raspberry leaves help prevent hemorrhage, making it useful for miscarriage, childbirth, postpartum healing, endometriosis, uterine fibroids and endometrial hyperplasia. The tannins contribute to its astringent properties, which also aid healthy digestive function; this herb is wonderful for alleviating diarrhea.
Uterine Tonic: Its constituent fragrine is an alkaloid that helps to tone the muscles of the pelvic region, including the uterus. This is a wonderful action for improving uterine health where there is uterine weakness present. This may help prevent miscarriages due to uterine weakness, when used in preparation for pregnancy.
Parturient: Parturient herbs promote labor. A recent study showed that 63% of midwives in the United States use this herb to stimulate labor. Although it is used quite commonly by midwives to stimulate labor, it is used more often to prepare the woman’s uterus for the hard work of labor.
Red Clover is also a nourishing blood-purifying herb. Because it is so high in nutrition, it is often used in herbal infusions during pregnancy preparation, pregnancy, and lactation when directed by a natural physician or herbalist. This mild estrogenic effect of red clover is thought to assist in fertility and create a more regular menstrual cycle. That’s because a rise in estrogen levels causes follicles to prepare for ovulation. Red Clover also has a lot of other benefits in relation to reproductive health. This nourishing herb, rich in vitamins and minerals is also a beneficial as a blood purifier. This can help to detoxify the body prior to conception and pregnancy. Other benefits are digestion and liver health, improved circulation, hormonal balance. It can be used for unknown infertility issues, blocked fallopian tubes, and irregular menses.
Nourishing your body so that it can provide a healthy home for your unborn child is crucial both prior to and after conception. Red clover contains a comprehensive array of vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, chromium, magnesium, thiamine, and niacin that are necessary for preparing the body for a healthy pregnancy. Prior to conception, these high levels of calcium and magnesium are thought to be part of the reason herbalists have observed that menstrual cramps are reduced in women taking red clover.
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. This blood-purifying action is wonderful for pregnancy preparation, aiding in detoxification of environmental pollutants prior to conception. This function also may be helpful for women with cyclic acne. The action of Red Clover is one of the best known for acne and other skin conditions.
Red clover aids in improved circulatory function; this is very important for all functions of the body, but it is important to have good circulation to the genitals for reproductive function. Red Clover has been shown to increase cervical mucus, aiding vaginal dryness.
Red Clover is high in both calcium and magnesium. These are essential to proper bone formation as well as smooth muscle function. Both calcium and magnesium consumed regularly in foods like Red Clover help to reduce menstrual cramps.
Red Clover has been used for hundreds of years to improve liver function, which is essential to hormonal balance. This plant also aids in digestion and is known to help increase appetite. For women suffering from poor digestive issues, or those with poor appetite, this herb may help. This may be extremely beneficial for women who are trying to gain weight to increase fertility. This herb is also supportive of kidney function.
Nettle is rich in vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, iron, and vitamin C, it is often used for anemia and with excessive bleeding. It's high vitamin and mineral content supports blood and tissue formation. Nettle also supports liver and provides hormonal balance. This herb can be used to support the body in gentle cleansing prior to conception as well as nourishing it for conception. Stinging nettle helps to prepare the body for pregnancy and sustains the embryo after conception by nourishing the uterus. It promotes strengthening of the kidneys and adrenal glands and has a high amount of chlorophyll, which acts as a detoxifier. It is also high in vitamin K, which is important for newborn health.
Nettle Leaf - contains nearly every vitamin and mineral necessary for human growth and health. Abundant in vitamins A, C, D, and K, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and sulfur. Nettle contains more chlorophyll than any other herb, which is important to clean, purify and oxygenate the blood. It guards against anemia, helps gently relieve constipation, and is extremely nutritious. It nourishes and strengthens kidneys so as to help facilitate the increased demands of the mother's blood cleansing during pregnancy. Eases leg cramps and other muscle spasms and pain due to the high calcium content. (Nettle, Red Clover and Raspberry Leaf all contain calcium in its most absorbable form. Calcium and magnesium are said to be the two most important minerals that affect a woman's ability to conceive and maintain a pregnancy. Spinach, chocolate, rhubarb and brewers yeast can interfere with the absorption of calcium, and calcium supplements made of bone meal and oyster shell should be avoided as they are not as easily absorbed in the body and they have been shown to contain high levels of lead, mercury, cadmium and other toxic metals.)
Nettle is an all-around perfect fertility herb. It nourishes the glandular system, tones the uterus, is rich in minerals, and may even relieve seasonal allergies due to its natural anti-histamine properties. To top that off, nettle contains the greatest amount of chlorophyll out of all herbs, which is important to clean, purify and oxygenate the blood.
Vitex - This little berry is one of the best for balancing hormones thus increasing fertility. It is said to help reduce endometriosis from advancing, balance progesterone levels, decrease PMS, restore an absent or calm a heavy menstrual cycle, reduce uterine cysts. Chaste Tree Berry is said to encourage ovulation by increasing lutenizing hormone, lengthening the luteal phase and increasing progesterone. A chaste tree supplement may also support fertility by promoting a healthy hormone balance and helping to support regular menstrual periods. In some cases, women suffer from hormonal imbalances that cause their period to stop altogether at a young age. This is different from menopause, and it makes conceiving highly difficult since the body isn’t ovulating. Taking vitex or chaste tree regularly may help regulate prolactin levels and promote a regular menstrual cycle.
Fertility can be a complicated issue, and not all fertility problems are caused by hormonal imbalances. However, in cases where women are having trouble conceiving due to producing too much or too little of a specific hormone, using vitex chaste tree for fertility may make a difference. Chaste tree is commonly used to aid in the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and breast tenderness (mastalgia). While there have been claims that chaste tree enhances fertility, there are only a small number of clinical studies looking at the benefit of chaste tree for fertility enhancement and prevention of miscarriage. The fertility enhancing properties of chaste tree are thought to be due to normalization of the reproductive hormones.
Vitex has been found to help normalize ovulation, improve a short luteal phase and reduce Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), all known fertility inhibitors. In one study, vitex help normalize progesterone levels and increased the luteal phase from 5.4 days to 11.4 days. In addition, two double-blind studies show vitex extract increases a woman’s fertility and chances of successful conception. For fertility, Vitex increases luteinizing hormone 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. Vitex decreases high prolactin levels, which are associated with breast pain. Prolactin is a hormone that stimulates milk production and breast growth during pregnancy. High levels in the absence of pregnancy are often the result of a very common women’s endocrine disorder called hyperprolactinemia. High prolactin levels are also linked to fertility problems. Vitex is an incredible hormone balancer, which adapts to women’s different needs. Vitex has been shown to normalize heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia), relieve amenorrhea (absent menstual cycle), and decrease polymenorrhea (too frequent periods). Vitex even eases inflammation of the uterus or ovaries, so it’s good choice for women prone to painful fibroids or cysts, too.
Maca Root - Boasting full of antioxidants that replenish cells to energize and revitalize them. This miracle herb naturally balances estrogen levels, thus helping improve fertility. Maca is also commonly used to treat mood swings, memory loss and a low sex drive. Maca has been shown to raise a woman’s chances of conceiving by supporting the thyroid and balancing hormones. It’s also commonly used to reduce blood sugar, guard cells from disease, protect against neurological damage and so much more. Several hormones in the female body are essential for fertility, namely estrogen. Widely known as the “female” hormone, estrogen is necessary for proper egg development, timely menstruation, egg fertilization and even the implantation of the fertilized egg. When estrogen levels are not properly balanced, women may not be able to conceive a child. In fact, some studies even show that improper estrogen levels may be responsible for many of the miscarriages that occur prior to the end of the first trimester of pregnancy. Maca assists in balancing estrogen and other hormones in the body, thus increasing the number of mature eggs during ovulation and supporting a healthy pregnancy.
Another outstanding benefit of maca is its ability to balance moods. Since maca adapts to the endocrine system, not only does it help to regulate estrogen and other hormones, but it also helps to control the release of key chemicals affecting the mood such as serotonin and dopamine. Healthy levels of these substances correlate to less stress, and this reduction in stress has a direct impact on fertility. Combining maca with meditation, yoga, or other techniques drastically improves a woman’s chances of conceiving. A healthy libido is important for fertility since sexual activity must occur at the time of ovulation in order to result in pregnancy. Some studies have shown that women who have sex solely to become pregnant often have lower success rates than women who have sex for pleasure. Scientists and researchers believe that some women who struggle with infertility view sex as a chore rather than personal, intimate time to spend with their partners. Maca increases both male and female libidos, and when a couple has a naturally higher sex drive, they focus less on pregnancy and more on each other. This reduction in stress supports healthy ovulation, fertilization, implantation and full-term pregnancies.
Milk Thistle (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. It is also commonly called Blessed Thistle, St. Mary’s Thistle, Marian Thistle, and Holy Thistle. The name Milk Thistle comes from its milky sap. Traditionally it is associated with increasing breast milk production, which may be another reason for its name. 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 plant part used is the seed. Milk Thistle Seed Extract is part of our Fertility Cleanse Kits for both women and men. It is part of these kits because Milk Thistle Seed’s stimulate the liver to cleanse itself, while also stimulating it to renew liver cells. Milk Thistle seeds also stimulate the liver and gallbladder to secrete bile, aiding in digestion. Milk Thistle is the most protective plant for liver health! In fact, it is so protective of liver health, it is used to save people from Death Cap mushroom poisoning. It is also used to heal and protect the livers of people who have undergone chemotherapy.
The liver is our chemical processing plant. So you can imagine what must go on in there. The liver removes hormones, drugs, and other biologically active molecules from the blood. It then converts these by changing their structure or inactivating them, through different processes, and then excretes these to be passed through the kidneys. If there are too many excess toxins and hormones overwhelming the liver, they may be stored up, not only in the liver, but other parts of our body. Milk Thistle gives our liver the support and renewal it needs to function at its best!
Why Milk Thistle Seed Should Be a Part of Your Natural Fertility Plan
- Stimulates liver regeneration and cleansing.
- Flushes excess hormones from the liver.
- Flushes toxins from the liver.
- Heals the liver from toxin damage from alcohol, car exhaust, chemical pollution, etc.
- A clean liver aids in hormonal balance.
- Protects the liver from future toxin damage.
- Some research shows it is helpful for people with insulin resistance, including PCOS and type 2 diabetes.