Accounting to a third of all infertility cases, female infertility affects around 48 million women across the world. The condition is not just limited to ladies who did not conceive within a year after regular, unprotected sex but also those who conceived but suffered a miscarriage.
There are a number of reasons why women experience infertility. Health problems such as certain sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), anemia, thyroid problems, and issues affecting the reproductive system, including blocked fallopian tubes, pelvic inflammatory disease, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are the leading causes of infertility but factors like obesity, intense physical training, excessive stress, smoking, poor diet, and age should also be considered.
Here are the top 10 natural remedies that can help boost female fertility:
A Well-Balanced Diet
Because fertility can be affected by poor diet, it is a good idea to eat balanced meals daily. Eating a well-balanced diet can also help you control your weight, a factor that is also directly linked to fertility. Here are some healthy meal tips:
- Avoid coffee, tea, fried food, and spicy food as much as possible.
- Eat food items rich in antioxidants, something you can find in fruits and vegetables.
- Increase intake of iron-rich food like apricots, dates, and green leafy vegetables.
- Choose whole grain food and carbohydrates with low glycemic index, such as whole-wheat bread and brown rice.
- Indulge in protein-rich food.
Did you know that yoga can also help boost fertility? Aside from helping overweight people shed off extra weight, certain yoga poses can also promote fertility. These include the Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep), Viparita Karani (Legs-up-the-Wall Pose), Janu Sirasana (Head-to-Knee Pose), Badha Konasana (Butterfly Pose), and Bhramari Pranayama (Bee Breath).
Banyan Tree Roots
These are not easy to find but if you can get your hands on some banyan tree roots, then make sure to use them. For best results, use tender roots. To use this special home remedy, dry the roots under the sun for a couple of days before grinding to powder and storing in a dry, airtight container. Once your period is over, drink the following mixture on an empty stomach for three consecutive nights: 2 tablespoons powdered banyan tree roots and 1 glass of milk.
According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism in 2014, IVF (in-vitro fertilization) outcomes and female fertility appears to be affected by the levels of vitamin D in the body. Early morning sunlight helps boost vitamin D levels in the body; so, it wouldn’t hurt to expose your body to the sun every day.
Mix half a teaspoon of powdered maca root in a glass of milk or water. Drink once a day for a few months but make sure to stop drinking once you are pregnant.
Enjoy 6 to 8 dates with your favorite cereal, smoothie, or milk. Alternatively, you can make a paste with 10 pieces ground seedless dates and 2 tablespoons chopped coriander root. Add to ¾ cup water. Boil the mixture and cool before drinking. Drink for 7 days, starting from the day of your last period.
Chasteberry helps combat PCOS and also aids in ovulation by increasing prolactin levels in the body.
Prepare a cup of tea using 1 teaspoon chasteberry. Drink daily.
Cinnamon can help improve ovarian function. To use this spice as home remedy, prepare tea using 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder and 1 cup hot water. Drink daily but do not consumer more than 2 teaspoons of cinnamon a day.
Pomegranate thickens the uterine lining and increases blood flow to the uterus; this helps prevent miscarriages.
Drink pomegranate juice or eat fresh pomegranate fruits daily. If you can’t find fresh ones, you can use powdered pomegranate seeds and bark to make tea. Just mix ½ teaspoon of the powder in a cup of hot water.
Also known as Indian ginseng, ashwagandha is great in promoting fertility as it helps maintain hormone levels and the proper functioning of the reproductive system. To use, simply stir in 1 tablespoon of ashwagandha powder in 1 cup of warm water; drink daily.
Source: Top 10 Home Remedies