Many couples long to become parents but aren’t able to. This could be for many different reasons. Natural medicine can help towards achieving the desired pregnancy.
Our way of life, stress, our diet, tobacco and alcohol consumption and toxins from our environment are all factors that can affect our ability to concieve.
The reason for infertility can be established by measuring basal body temperature and blood hormone levels or by conducting a gynaecological examination.
Natural remedies can help by regulating our hormones, improving sperm quality and combating fatigue and stress.
Natural treatments to enhance fertility
Natural remedies can help to boost fertility. Before you start a fertility treatment, it is important to carry out a general cleanse with homeopathy.
We can recommend the detox kit from Heel laboratories, as we consider it to be very comprehensive. Nowadays, there are many commercially available detox treatments to choose from.
Fertility treatment for her
American ginseng against infertility
American ginseng or Panax quinquefolium is an adaptogen or anti-stress natural remedy that boosts energy. American ginseng is able to regulate the body in response to common stress triggers.
American ginseng is a tranquiliser and helps to keep our defence mechanisms in good shape.
If stress is the main cause of the female sexual dysfunction, it is a good idea to take American ginseng alongside other supplements such as B complex vitamins, vitamin B6 (pyridoxal-5-phosphate), vitamin E, zinc, Dong quai and black cohosh.
Maca or Lipidium mevenii is a natural remedy that regulates the hormones. Maca increases libido and fertility.
Maca regulates ovarian activity during PMT and the menopause. Maca was used by the Incas as an aphrodisiac and fertility and sexual activity enhancer.
Dong quai or Angelica sinensis is a phytoestrogen. This phytoestrogen helps to regulate oestrogen levels and facilitates the embryo implantation process.
Dong quai can also normalise uterine function and help to regulate menstruation.
Chasteberry or Vitex angus is used for balancing the hormones. Chasteberry acts upon the gland that is responsible for producing sex hormones such as oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone.
Other remedies for women
It is important to supplement your diet with a multivitamin complex. The following vitamins and minerals are particularly important: vitamin B12 and B6, PABA, isoflavonoids, biotin, magnesium, folic acid, coenzyme q10 and essential fatty acids such as EPA, GLA and DHA.
Fertility treatments for him
Zinc increases sperm quantity and mobility. It also raises the amount of testosterone in plasma, therefore increasing fertility. Zinc is a very important element of any fertility treatment.
Tribulus is a plant that contains the active ingredients steroidal saponins and protodioscin. The type of protodioscin present in tribulus transforms into DHEA, thus maximising erectile function, sexual desire and testosterone levels. Tribulus increases sperm quantity, quality and mobility.
Octacosanol against infertility
Octacosanol helps to diminish fatigue and cholesterol levels. Octacosanol raises “good” cholesterol (HDL) levels and lowers “bad” cholesterol (LDL) levels.
It is important for men to eliminate or avoid accumulating fat in the abdominal area. Abdominal fat contains sexual hormone receptors that will reduce blood testosterone levels, subduing sexual desire and increasing sexual impotence in men.
Men should avoid exposure to BPA or Bisphenol A. This can be done by limiting consumption of tinned foods and those contained in plastic bottles, as these contain BPA. The diet is an important factor when it comes to optimising male fertility.
Arginine is an amino acid that is found in high percentages in seminal fluid. Arginine improves sperm count and mobility. Arginine can help to beat infertility. Arginine can also reduce male impotence as it enables penile erections and vasodilation – it has a “Viagra-like” effect, but this is not immediate.
Other natural remedies for men
It is important to add multivitamins and minerals to your diet. Male infertility treatment can also be strengthened with the addition of sahal, opuntia, coenzyme q10, vitamin C and essential fatty acids such as DHA.
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