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Does Fertility Tea Work?

Does Fertility Tea Work?


No irrefutable scientific tests have been performed to prove or disprove whether or not fertility tea works.

More Info: The premise of fertility tea is that its natural ingredients have particular properties that aid in reproductive health maintenance therefore making the likelihood of conception that much better.  Exploring each ingredient in detail may help you to decide if fertility tea will aid in your quest for fertility.

Chasteberry: According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the US federal government lead agency for alternative medicinal resources, chasteberry has shown some promise as a fertility therapy.   The chasteberry is the fruit product of the chaste tree, a heat and drought tolerant shrub that is native to warm regions of the Old World from the Mediterranean Sea to central Asia.

Chasteberry has been used for thousands of years to ease menstrual discomfort and to stimulate breast milk production.  It is still in use today for symptoms such as PMS, menopause, and infertility and can be found in the form of an extract in many retail stores.

Red Raspberry Leaf: Red raspberry leaf has shown promise as an aid in labor and delivery to shorten the second stage of labor and to reduce the need for the introduction to forceps in the delivery.

Green Tea: In a study to measure the adverse effects of drinking caffeinated beverages on fertility, researchers instead discovered that those participants that drank half cup or more of green tea per day doubled the chances of conception every cycle.

Lady’s Mantle: Though there are is no scientific evidence that Lady’s Mantle can assist in fertility, it has been touted for many centuries across the continents that it is the perfect herb for this problem.  The plant has also been used throughout history to correct menstrual irregularities.

Warning: Be cautious when using any herb or natural supplement for infertility. Some herbs like Thundergod vine, sometimes used as an alternative remedy for rheumatoid arthritis, can have an effect on the reproductive system causing menstrual changes in women and infertility in men.


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