For thousands of years, herbal tea has been associated with good health. It is not a surprise though, as tea is viewed as one of the most beneficial forms of botanical medicine. This is because not only does tea relax the body, but it provides better means of digestion of medicinal substances, support to cognitive functions, and hydration to the body. Tea, by definition, is an aromatic beverage often prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over botanical material -- such as dried herbs, fruits, bark, leaves, and flowers -- in efforts to make soothing and/or medicinal concoctions to aid all kinds of discomforts and ailments in our daily lives.
As far as fertility goes, there are hundreds of herbs used to treat infertility that are very effective in tea-form; leaving lasting benefits. In fact, scientific evidence supports that women who drink herbal tea regularly are 27% more likely to conceive than those that don't. When a medicinal herb is made into a tea, it enables your body to absorb necessary nutrients and take advantage of 100% of the benefits provided by that herb. And because it’s natural for the body, it does this all without harsh chemicals and thus makes fertility treatment easy and natural -- as well as being easy on the pocketbook verses expensive, lab-made pharmaceuticals.
In terms of preparation, fertility teas are made by steeping fertility-aiding herbs in hot water to extract the medicinal properties of the material. These herbs have ranging effects including: suppressing PMS, regulating hormones, improving egg and uterine health, and encouraging ovulation. An example of a common ingredient used in fertility blends is Camellia sinensis (green tea leaf). This particular ingredient is tremendously rich in antioxidants, which can be extremely useful in both improving the likelihood of conception and also in preparing the body to carry a baby to term. Other ingredients for fertility blends include: Vitex, Red Raspberry Leaf, Nettle Leaf, Yarrow, Dandelion, Burdock, Ashwagandha and Maca Root -- just to name a few. However if I had to pick one - I would probably go to the old standby - Red Clover Blossom. This herbal tea is probably the number one most common herb to increase fertility. This herb has a relaxing effect and also contains tons of magnesium and calcium.
Herbal teas are not only a soothing, relaxing drink -- but a wonderful, powerful herbal remedy for infertility. (And, not to mention, often the first option people turn to for detox; a double whammy in reaching your goals of having a healthy baby!) If you're ready to get started - below is a simple recipe you might like to try to get you well on your way!
Red Clover Fertility Tea Recipe
- 1 ounce dried Red Clover Blossom
- 1 quart of fresh cold water
Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan or kettle. Do not use aluminum. Place the Red Clover Blossoms in a jar or glass container, no plastics, with a tight fitting lid. Fill the container with the boiled water and make sure the lid is on tight.
Let the Red Clover Tea infuse for at least 4 hours at room temperature, overnight is better. Drink 1 - 4 cups a day.
Relax and enjoy!!
Note: Because herbs are powerful, just like any medicine (herbal or otherwise), it is important to be careful with the herbs you choose. Some herbs are not safe to take during pregnancy or can be harmful in large dosages. It is also important, being a botanical material, to make sure you have no allergies to the treatment and to keep in mind that herbs are as much of a medicine as a pharmaceutical prescription, and can often react with each other when taken together. It is always a good idea to consult with your doctor if you are unsure.
Sarah Clark empowers couples to discover how lifestyle and diet can dramatically impact their chances of conceiving. She was diagnosed with premature ovarian failure at 28 and had both her kids with donor eggs. Not until years later did she discover that the root cause of her infertility was a food intolerance. Ready to gaze into your baby's eyes....but struggling. Download 10 step Checklist here