Can Herbal Supplements Boost My Chances of Getting Pregnant?

Varvara May 05 2022

Not every woman who wants to boost her chances of getting pregnant wants to resort to chemicals right away. It's not necessary either, because nature also has a lot to offer to stimulate fertility. Herbs are one of the most important components of naturopathy. Numerous herbs have a positive effect on fertility. These are usually taken in the form of tea preparations. 

Chaste tree: Natural fertility support

Monk's pepper (Vitex agnus-castus), on the other hand, has a positive effect on women's fertility, with the help of which the balance of female hormones can be harmonized. This medicinal plant is also known as a chaste tree.

In the Middle Ages, monks and nuns used the chaste tree fruit to remain chaste. Unfortunately, small amounts have the opposite effect: they stimulate libido.

Today, the chaste tree is considered a wonderful plant that can regulate the cycle. However, it is not very effective in the form of tea. Capsules or film-coated tablets work best.  The seeds of the chaste tree have the property of regulating the hormonal balance. They normalize the release of prolactin and stabilize the luteal phase. This promotes ovulation in women.

Lady's mantle

The lady's mantle is considered to be the woman's plant par excellence. It has a hormone-regulating effect, which also helps with yellow body deficiency. Lady's mantle should be the basis for a treatment to increase fertility, either as a tea or even better as an original tincture, also available from the naturopathic pharmacy.

A childmaking herb: Cranesbill

The stinking cranesbill (Geranium robertianum) has always been popularly known as the "child maker". So that "the stork bites you in the leg", the tea should be drunk by women and men over a longer period of time. It mainly contains tannins, which have a plant-based, estrogen-like positive effect.

To make a wine-based tincture, roughly chop two handfuls of blooming cranesbill herb, pour over a liter of white wine, and heat briefly on the stove. Stir in some honey while the wine is lukewarm, strain, and transfer into a bottle. 

Stimulating herb: Basil

“In order for women to become fertile, they should eat basil cut into the soup with leeks. This makes younger women more fertile,” Paracelsus wrote. Basil is actually said to have a hormone-stimulating effect.

Basil has a mild estrogen-like effect, stimulates ovulation and also libido. Since there is no desire to have children, basil-scented dishes could perhaps be conducive to the desire to have children.

Pomegranate: Tree of Aphrodite

In Arabic countries, pomegranate seeds are eaten to “stay young”. It has been scientifically confirmed that the seeds contain oestrone, a weakly effective estrogen, which is completely identical to the female hormones produced in the gonads.

For a tincture: remove the seeds from the fruit, pour 40% alcohol over them in a screw-top jar, leave to infuse for three weeks and then filter. Take 10 drops twice a day for a few weeks.

Herbal supplements to avoid when trying to get pregnant

However, there are also herbs that women should avoid if they want to have children. These include:

  • Sage
  • Juniper
  • Burdock
  • Senna leaves
  • Celery seed
  • Fennel
  • Cinnamon

Men who value their fertility should avoid taking:

  • Ginkgo biloba
  • Echinacea
  • Licorice 

Which herb is the right one?

Keep in mind that natural herbs should be used in consultation with experts. Women who take prescription medications should be particularly careful. Talk to the pharmacist about possible interactions.