10 Natural Remedies For Infertility

Submitted by Pregnancy and Baby Care team on July 9, 2012

Infertility is a very common condition with today's stressful and taxing lifestyles. Women face many problems with conceiving, while men have to contend with low sperm quality. With an aim to improve fertility, you can try various natural and herbal remedies; however, remember that you stand a better chance of conceiving by improving your lifestyle than by attempting to use such superficial, temporary fixes.


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Let us look at some natural remedies and lifestyle changes to improve fertility:

  • There are many herbs which can be taken and brewed as teas to improve fertility. Some of the herbs you can use are burdock root, dandelion root, marigold flower, red clover, horsetail hip, basil, rosehip, nettle leaf, raspberry leaf, black cohosh, and ginseng. These herbs need to be taken after a consultation with an herbalist, who can guide you about the correct proportions.

    These teas are supposed to stimulate your organs and help you detoxify, promoting fertility. Like all alternate treatments, there is no guarantee with these herbs and there is no scientific evidence to prove that they work as described.
  • Start living a better life. Take time to enjoy your partner's company. Don't look at sex as a chore. Take a rest. Take a holiday. Reduce the stress points in your life. Sometimes just a taxing life gets in the way of conceiving a baby.
  • Eat well, and eat on time. Include foods that are good for improving fertility. Zinc is supposed to be great to improve fertility. Foods that are rich in zinc include oysters, crab, chicken and turkey. As an added benefit, oysters are traditionally considered to be aphrodisiacs. You should increase your iron and folate intake too. It is also a good idea to increase your intake of selenium and fatty acids. Selenium can be found shellfish, nuts, liver, and bran. Fatty acids are found in fish like mackerel and salmon.
  • It will also help to know where you and your partner might be nutritionally deficient. Supplementation will be easier and more effective if you know exactly what you need. Try and shift to a diet that is largely organic with plenty of fruits, vegetables, good meat, healthy fats and whole grains.
  • ive up on the refined or processed foods and junk food. Avoid alcohol and other stimulants too, especially smoking. Smoking is known to cause reduced fertility in both men and women.
    Being overweight is also linked to infertility. Having a regular exercise regimen along with a healthy diet is helpful towards both reducing your weight and having a baby.
  • For men, wearing loose and comfortable clothing is very important. Wearing tight clothes can create an environment that is not conducive to good sperm creation.
  • There are yoga poses designed to improve fertility. You can try taking yoga classes to learn these specific exercises. This might have the dual effect of improving both your fitness and your fertility.Avoid taking unnecessary drugs, especially over-the-counter medications.
    Get your hormonal profile done, especially if you are a woman. Sometimes there can be an imbalance, increasing your chances of becoming infertile.
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