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.
The herbs used can be specific to each woman, adding in others to help with unique health issues, and taking out what’s not needed. But 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!
- red clover (harvested and dried myself) – 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.
- Boil 3½ cups of water and add one heaping teaspoon of each herb 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.
What blends of herbs do you use for fertility support?