I truly believe that many times the cure for what ails us has already been given by God in the form of plants.
Herbs can be a wonderful addition to a healthy diet to help balance hormones and cleanse the body. Recently I’ve made myself about a quart of tea each day and enjoy drinking it over ice. It’s a fabulously refreshing on our hot and humid days, and I love knowing that it’s nourishing my body as well as hydrating it.
Using herbs for a fertility tea blend may help support your reproductive system and you can easily customize it to your needs.
I find that this simple mix offers me what I need for now and I’m not only happy with the changes I see happening, but also with the flavor. There may be other herbs that you enjoy using and the possibilities are endless!
Herbs I find helpful in a Fertility Tea Blend
- red clover – for cleansing the blood, supporting the uterus, helps to alkalize the body and has a high mineral content.
- dandelion root – purifies and builds the blood, helps increase production of bile, cleansing the liver and keeping digestion moving, is rich in potassium, overall benefits the female organs
- nettle leaves – a blood purifier, increase the efficiency of the liver and kidneys, may help with the imbalance of the body’s mucous membranes. Also known as a uterine tonic and high in minerals
- red raspberry leaf – great for the female reproductive organs, strengthens the uterus, helps to decrease a heavy period, also aids in pregnancy support, and high in minerals.
- rose hips – a good source of vitamin C, offers immune support, and good for stress.
- Other herbal option would be something like vitex and/or dong quai – both help to normalize the menstrual cycle, but note that dong quai should not be taken alone and should not be taken during pregnancy.
- 1 Tbsp red clover
- 1 Tbsp dandelion root
- 1 Tbsp nettle leaves
- 1 Tbsp red raspberry leaf
- 1 Tbsp rose hips
- Optional - vitex and/or dong quai
- (all measurements are approximate and can be changed based on personal tastes)
- Boil 3½ cups of water and add the herbs to either a french press, or jar to strain later. (if you dry your own red clover, add a handful of blossoms)
- Pour the boiling water over the herbs and let sit for 3-4 hours, straining into a jar when finished infusing.
- Stir in a small amount of honey if needed and a bit of juice from a lemon. Refrigerate and drink throughout the day.
red rooibos tea – contains high levels of antioxidants and minerals, boosts the immune system, helps with nervous tension, and soothes digestive problems.
elderberry – immune booster and flu fighter, ease inflammation and pain, and soothe the intestines
dried cranberries (sugar and sulphur free)- adds wonderful flavor, digestive aid, helps to prevent urinary tract infections, and contains anti-inflammatory properties.
I like to purchase my herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs and Bulk Herb Store. I find both to offer great quality herbs!
What blends of herbs do you use for fertility support?