Chinese Herbs For Fertility
The use of Chinese herbs for fertility has become more commonplace as many people are seeking alternative healing and medicinal venues for common disorders and illnesses. Though this list is in no way meant to replace advise from a medical professional, the use of these herbs are inexpensive and with herbal treatments being holistic in nature, may improve other aspects of your health and life. However, it may be important to talk with a medical professional regardless, as some of the herbs may interact with medicines you may be taking. Obviously, these herbs should be used to enhance a healthy lifestyle. No amount of herbs will make up for bad eating habits, lack of exercise and excess stress.
- Substitute your coffee with green tea. Drinking green tea may help male infertility by increasing sperm motility, well-being, alertness and energy. It also has many other health benefits, such as protection against heart disease, cancer and ulcers. Drink one to three cups daily to derive optimal benefits, or take one or two capsules of standardized extract.
- Garnish with ginger often, or make a strongly brewed ginger tea. Ginger’s invigorating effects not only help with circulation, but with increasing sperm motility as well. You can simmer several slices of fresh ginger root in a cup of water if you like to make tea. If you prefer to take it in a pill form, The University of Maryland Medical Center recommends 75 to 2,000 mg over the course of a day and to take it with food.
- Take ginkgo biloba supplements. Ginkgo is a well-studied fertility herb that has many studies to back it up. The leaves come from one of world’s oldest plants and has its origins in the mountains of China. Additionally, it has been used many years to cure many ailments, male infertility being one of them—by enhancing the adrenal glands, soothing stress, and increasing blood flow to the genitalia. Because the actual leaves can be dangerous to consume unprocessed, the taking of standardized extracts in pills containing 60 mg, twice a day, is recommended instead.
- Use Dong Quai . Also known as ‘Chinese Angelica’, this mild herb is used as a libido enhancer and promotes circulation to the lower extremities. Dong Quai comes in a few forms, including tablet, liquid extract or raw root. Suggested dosage is 500 milligrams to 1000 milligrams up to three times a day.
- Try Red Panax Ginseng. This herb may been revered by Chinese medicine to increase sperm count and sperm motility and is a well-known aphrodisiac. It aids in decreasing lethargy, depression and hormone imbalance, all of which may interfere with your sex drive and fertility. Take one to two capsules of standardized extract up to three times daily.