- 2 capsule of dong quai three times a day, except during menstruation. (Men should take 2 capsules of ginseng every day.)
- Take Liquid Floridix with Herbs regularly, following dosage recommendations on the bottle.
- Take the following fertility tonic daily; ¼ teaspoon 3 times a day:
- Drink ginseng tea daily or take ginseng capsules. Ginseng is most helpful for fertility issues relating to weak or cool sexual organs. Ginseng increases heat in the pelvic region and helps remove blockages.
- Take sitz baths several times a week for several months. This increases circulation in the pelvis.
- Use acupuncture in conjunction with these recommendations
- Try homeopathic remedies. Consult a homeopathic physician for an appropriate remedy.
- Belly dance!
The following links offer more information on using herbs to support fertility:
Kristena Haslam at Dreamseeds Organics has written a tribute to Exotic, Erotic Damiana and even has a picture of the (in)famous Mexican Liqueur bottle shaped like a sitting pregnant woman.
Gail Faith Edwards of Blessed Maine Herbs has had 25 years of women bringing their red clover babies to her and writes Red Clover Is Not Just for Healthy Women Who Want to Conceive, It Is for ALL Women Who Want to Conceive. She recommends that men with low sperm count smell roses too. Note you must have Facebook access to read the piece.
Karen Vaughan has written Staging Herbal Formulas to Enhance Fertility, taking the stance that the yin and yang parts of the cycle deserve different formulas, since women have cyclical tides of hormones and discusses how menstrual charting can be used for more than finding fertile days.
Rosalie de la Foret’s very comprehensive Holistic Herbal Perspectives for Challenges With Fertility discusses preparing yourself for conception, nutrition, dosing and herbs.
Angela Ferri’s piece on Herbal Fertility Support Within A Mayan Abdominal Practice discusses herbs for vata imbalance and boggy uterine tissue. She brings the experience of a body worker who looks at physical connections with the internal chemistry.
Darcey Blue of Gaia’s Gifts wrote Nutrition for Pregnancy which looks at nutrient dense foods and micronutrient requirements from a combined Paleo-diet and modern nutrition perspective.