Boosting your fertility with herbs

Trying to get pregnant? A healthy, nutrient-rich diet, exercise, reducing stress and good sleep will help, but recent studies have found that certain herbs can also have a positive effect on fertility. Here is a list of herbs that can be helpful.





Shatavari


Shatavari is rich in phytoestrogens, a group of naturally occurring compounds that has a similar chemical structure to oestrogen, which plays a major role in the reproductive cycle.

It also helps by reducing stress, which can cause fertility issues.


It also helps by reducing stress, which can cause fertility issues. It's also used for menopausal symptoms and to increase lactation. Ashwagandha


Ashwagandha has been used traditionally to treat fertility issues in men. It is believed to improve semen quality, erection and sperm count. It helps in improving male sexual health in disorders such as psychogenic impotence and unexplained infertility.



Liquorice

Liquorice helps detoxify and repair the liver, support the endocrine system and modulate the immune system. All three of these functions contribute to better overall hormonal health.


It is a plant rich in phytoestrogen and also helps balance blood sugar levels, acts as an anti-inflammatory, aids digestion and helps cervical mucus production.


When taking liquorice, always stick to the recommended dosage. Do not consume in large quantities.