My Fertility Tea recipe is a little different to many of the others you'll find online...the reason being that as a Traditional Chinese Medical Herbalist I have a deep knowledge of specific plants and herbs that boos fertility - however I also understand that you cannot use a one size fits all approach. A true, effective fertility tea should be specific for the individual and the issues that they are facing.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine our herbal formulas are nearly always taken in the form of a tea made from a decoction of various herbs. These herbs have specific properties that act on different organs and produce different results. For instance if the problem with your reproductive health is due to low blood volume (and thus not creating a thick enough lining in the uterus to allow implantation to occur or not enough blood to nourish the developing baby) I'd prescribe a fertility tea recipe called "Tao Hong Si Wu Tang".
This means - "Persica & Carthamus Four Materials Decoction". It was first recorded in 1742 in a 90 volume treatise on general medicine called the "Golden Mirror of Medicine" (yi zong jin jian). Here's the Fertility Tea formula I use:
Each of these herbs works to build blood and nourish the reproductive centre.
Dang Gui is Angelica root and is used along with Shu Di (Rehmannia root), Chuan Xiong (Ligusticum root) and Bai Shao (paeonia root) to nourish and build strong healthy blood.
In addition the Tao Ren (Prunus seed) and Hong Hua (Carthamus flower) help to break up cortisol and clotting agents in the blood so that the blood flows smoother and reduce clots and lumps in the menstrual blood.
It is such a wonderful Fertility Tea that nearly all my patients will be placed on this during the period to replenish and rebuild the blood lining. In fact, once patient that suffered from habitual scanty lining of the uterus actually came into my clinic overjoyed after a few weeks with an ultrasound picture of her uterus as it showed a remarkably thick, triple lining of the uterus - the ideal from IVF and fertility. Both she and her doctors were astonished as in her whole fertility history she had never presented with such a remarkably healthy lining. :-)
In the next article I'll outline specific fertility tea recipes for low oestrogen, low progesterone and even some male fertility tea formula's that will boost his sperm and sex drive!
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