Herbs for fertility

Herbs have been shown to help boost fertility, but you may need to wait a minimum of three to six cycles to see results. “The duration of treatment usually depends on the causes of infertility and how long a woman has been having fertility challenges,” says Brandy Webb, ND, director of Sage Natural Health and Fertility in Tacoma, Washington. “I would recommend three months of treatment before starting to try to conceive.” Webb commonly puts women on all three of these herbs. Be sure to consult a health care practitioner, such as a naturopath, for guidance.

Black cohosh

Balances estrogen levels

Best for: Infertility related to either abnormally high or abnormally low estrogen levels

Dose: 2–3 ml tincture, twice daily


Balances hormones related to fertility

Best for: Infertility related to anovulatory cycles due to abnormally shortened luteal phase (second half) of the menstrual cycle and decreased progesterone levels

Dose: 2–4 ml tincture, twice daily


Mitigates stress associated with infertility and balances female hormones

Best for: Women who believe stress plays a role in their infertility

Dose: 3–6 ml tincture, twice daily

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