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17 Tried And Tested Home Remedies To Increase Fertility And Chances Of Pregnancy

Men and women all over the world suffer from fertility problems because of various reasons. Couples everywhere have to resort to different methods of conception, because one, or both partners are either infertile, or have low fertility, which is why they are unable to get pregnant. Even though medical methods like IVF and surrogacy are available, there are several herbal and natural home remedies to increase fertility which you can check out, to make sure that your chances of fertility are at its peak, before resorting to other options.

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A lot of reasons can contribute to infertility, which is why it is important to examine the causes before treatment can be administered. Some of the common causes include:

  • PCOS
  • Inflammatory diseases
  • STDs
  • UTIs
  • Congested fallopian tubes
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Anemia
  • Thyroid
  • Diabetes
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Smoking/drinking problem
  • Irregular periods
  • Excessive physical stress
  • Obesity
  • Eating disorders

In reality, even the smallest, most insignificant stressors can result in infertility or problems in bearing children. This can lead to emotional trauma for both men and women, and cause psychological problems such as anxiety, guilt, stress and depression.

Suggested read: 14 Super Effective Home Remedies To Increase Sperm Count

If you have been trying for over a year to get over your fertility problem and have failed, then before resorting to medicine and surgery, look through these home remedies to increase fertility, which have been tried and tested and hailed for their effectively by generations of men and women.

1. Pomegranate

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Pomegranates are a healthy, tasty and natural home remedy to increase fertility and help in strengthening the uterine wall so that the fetus can develop without complications. Eating pomegranates also increases blood flow to the reproductive system, ensuring a continuous supply of oxygen and fertility hormones. All you need to do is eat a bowl of pomegranates every day.

2. Balanced diet

A balanced diet can work wonders when it comes to increasing your fertility. Make sure you include nutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates, healthy fats, fibres, vitamins and minerals in your diet, so that your body can stay in peak form. You can also talk to a nutritionist and take supplements if you are intolerant to certain foods, to have a balanced diet with every meal.

3. Evening primrose oil

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The oil extracted from evening primrose flower is considered one of the oldest remedies for fertility problems. It increases the flow of cervical mucus, which in turn regulates the hormone and enzyme level of the reproductive system and allows for better chances of fertility by allowing sperm entry. Massage your belly and genital area with primrose oil on a daily basis to increase your fertility.

4. Dates

Dates are rich in several nutrients which ensure the health of your fetus and prevent problems like infertility and miscarriage. These fruits are rich in iron, zinc, and a number of Vitamins, which guarantees your health, as well as the health of your child. Grind 10-15 dates after removing the seeds and mix the pulp in a glass of milk. You can even have raw dates, as it is.

5. Grapefruit

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Grapefruits are a source of antioxidants and Vitamin C, which helps promote fertility in both men and women. Eating one grapefruit daily can help increase the level o cervical mucus in women, thereby creating a healthy hormonal balance in the body. In men, grapefruits can help regulate the flow and texture of sperms, thereby increasing the chances of a single sperm to fertilize with the egg.

6. Maca

Maca is a naturally occurring root which is brimming with nutrients and minerals. It is has shown to strengthen cell walls and regulate hormones in the body. It also regulates the glands which are responsible for secreting the hormones, thereby increasing your chances of fertility even more. Maca root powder is easily available, which you can add to smoothies, your regular food, or even to a glass of water and consume.

7. Grapeseed oil

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Grapeseed oil and grapeseed extract are effective mucus regulators which helps in increasing the fertility of eggs, and promotes better mobility of sperms for greater chances of fertility. It also helps increase blood circulation and prevents the occurrence of haemorrhoids. You can add grapeseed oil to your food and salads on a regular basis.

Suggested read: How To Eat Healthy During Pregnancy: What To Eat & What To Steer Clear Of

8. Lady’s mantle

This is a naturally occurring herb that is even prescribed by fertility doctors. It clears our fibroids, strengthens the uterine wall, regulates hormone levels in the body and boosts the production of estrogen which is essential for fertilization. It also prevents any infection from hindering fertility. Mix a tablespoon of dried and ground Lady’s mantle powder in a glass of water and drink every day to get rid of your fertility problems.

9. Cinnamon

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Cinnamon has been part of an ancient treatment method for infertility and for good reason. It works wonders in regulating your menstrual cycle, and is one of the most sought after natural remedies for problems like PCOS, which might be the root cause of your infertility. Cinnamon also prevents yeast infections in your genitals and removes uterine fibroids effectively. Add 1 teaspoon (and not more than that) of cinnamon powder to a glass of water or yogurt and consume on a daily basis.

10. Red raspberry leaf

Red raspberry leaf is rich in calcium, which increases your chances of fertility, and helps you carry your baby for the entire-term when you get pregnant, reducing the chances of disabilities, birth defects and miscarriage. It also strengthens the uterus and prepares it for a healthy pregnancy. To consume red raspberry leaves, boil 10-15 leaves in water and drink this twice daily.

11. Vitamin D

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Vitamin D is essential for the healthy functioning of the body, whether you are pregnant or trying increase your fertility. Even though Vitamin D supplements are available, the best way to expose your body to the Vitamin D is to stand in sunlight in the early hours of the day for 10 minutes. Foods rich in Vitamin D include egg yolks, salmon and dairy products.

12. Lentils

Lentils contain folate, zinc, iron, fibre, and other nutrients essential for increased fertility. They strengthen cell walls and prevent infections from interfering with your fertility. They regulate the glands which produce fertility-inducing hormones and are also responsible for the healthy and sustained survival of the fetus in the womb. Consume a cup of lentils every day, to watch its miraculous effects on fertility problems.

13. Fertility yoga

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Practising specialized asanas when you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant has been shown to increase fertility to a great extent. It regulates hormone secretion in your body and also promotes greater production of cervical mucus, which allows sperm flow. It works on a cellular level to detoxify your body and boost the endocrine functions of your body for better chances of fertility.

14. Avoid substance abuse

The stress and anxiety that is caused because of infertility can promote substance abuse in a lot of people. This is counter-productive, as it can be the cause of your infertility in the first place. Giving up smoking and drinking and other drugs can heal your system, and prevent damage to your organs, which will then be able to function as they should and allow you to become fertile and pregnant again. Even caffeine is a debilitating agent when it comes to fertility, which is why you should avoid it as best as possible.

15. Rock salt

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Having rock salt might sound deceptively simplistic when treating problems like infertility, but is nonetheless effective. It regulates your menstrual cycle and provides your body with essential nutrients required for your system to function properly. It also strengthens your uterine wall, preparing your system for a healthy pregnancy. You can add a pinch of rock salt to a glass of water and have this solution twice a day to fight infertility problems.

16. Oysters

Oysters are some of the richest sources of zinc, magnesium, omega 3 fatty acids, potassium and other nutrients, all of which ensure the proper functioning of the endocrine system in men and women. In women, it regulates periods and promotes a stronger, more receptive uterus. When men consume oysters, they help in increasing sperm count and motility and increase testosterone levels, thereby allowing for greater chances of fertility.

Suggested read: All You Need To Know About PCOS And How To Treat It With Home Remedies

17. Herbal tea

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Herbal tea made with a variety of herbs can work together to give you a system that is ready for fertility and pregnancy. They fight against problems like menstrual cramps, PCOS, hormonal imbalance, erectile dysfunction and other serious infertility problems. Consuming two cups of herbal tea daily can increase your chances of fertility to a great extent.

Even though there are medical treatments which have allowed aspiring parents to bear children against all odds, these home remedies to increase fertility have also been effective, as several generations of people swear by them.

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17 Tried And Tested Home Remedies To Increase Fertility
Before you go to your doctor for medicines, surgery, or alternative conception methods, check out these natural home remedies to increase fertility.
Aishani Laha

Aishani Laha

Bibliophile. Feminist. Unreasonable optimist. I am dangerously obsessed with the English language and the stage is my second home. I still believe in fairy tales and happy endings, and more importantly, that there is nothing that good music and a cup of coffee can’t fix.