Fertility is still considered a boon from God. But women and men today are falling short of this boon way too often.
The changes in lifestyle and various diseases and infections that affect the reproductive system early on in their life are leading to infertility among the young population. In desperation many of them adopt to various treatment methods that are not just painful, but are sometimes unsuccessful as well.
No one thinks about natural remedies when faced with infertility. But the truth is that there are many things natural treatment methods can do and sometimes they can reverse the effects of lifestyle and facilitate the arrival of a baby in your house.
Natural Treatments For Infertility
1. Diet And Supplements
When you are infertile, there are a few changes in the diet that you can make in order to make things better. This would include a diet that is rich in folic acid, vitamin B12, B6, zinc and calcium. All these vitamins and minerals are required for reproductive health of men and women.
Vitamin B12 and zinc are necessary for increased sperm production in men. Vitamin B6 increases the fertility of women. Zinc helps female hormones to be utilised well during reproduction and increases genetic material thereby preventing mutations.
Essential fatty acids help in correcting hormone imbalances in men and women. Supplements of vitamin E, selenium, l’arginine, vitamin C and l’cartinine help in increasing the motility of sperms, sperm count and sperm motility.
Natural Treatments For Women
Licorice helps in correcting estrogen deficiencies in women. It also helps women who have difficulty in conceiving due to ovarian cysts. Licorice root powder can be used for preparing a decoction for daily use.
2. Flax Seed Oil And Evening Primrose Oil
Flax seeds help in treating hormonal imbalances in women and also in increasing the quantity, texture and quality of cervical mucous in women. Cervical mucous is essential for the transfer of sperms to the cervix without damage. Flax seeds or oil can be taken after ovulation.
Taking evening primrose oil will also help in increasing cervical mucous in women which is essential for conception. Around 2000 mg is normally recommended every day.
3. Grape Seed Extract
The antioxidant qualities of grape seed extract helps in protecting the sperms. They are also rich in vitamin C which helps in increasing cervical mucous.
Natural Treatments For Men
1. Stinging Nettles
Stinging nettles help in increasing fertility in men. Testosterone is a hormone which is essential for the reproductive health of men. Stinging nettles have testosterone identical substances that help in rectifying hormone deficiencies in men and making them fertile.
Astragulus is widely used for treating infertility problems in men. Take 1000 mg of astraglulus thrice a day for getting best results. Astragulus however must be avoided if you have skin related problems, infections or fever.
3. Saw Palmetto
Saw palmetto helps in increasing the production of sperms in men. One of the commonest reasons for infertility in men is low sperm count. Saw palemetto in adequate quantities will also help in increasing libido as well.