Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used for thousands of years to treat infertility in both men and women. The following Chinese fertility herbs are usually prescribed in conjunction with acupuncture to maximize benefits.
I highly recommend you seeing a Chinese herbalist and/or doctor for these herbs versus purchasing these as over the counter supplements. Make sure the doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine is certified before you see him or her. The best practitioners are from Hong Kong and China.
Please note that once you get pregnant, you should stop taking all herbs immediately. Herbs can have stimulating effects on the uterus and should not be continued into pregnancy.
Chinese Fertility Herb #1 – Dong Quai
Dong quai also known as Angelica in the West is beneficial for infertility in both women and men. Dong quai helps to balance the hormones, regular irregular menstrual periods, cramps and PMS. For men dong quai is good for improving sperm quality. In general it is also excellent for blood detoxification, treats iron deficiency and blood circulation.
Chinese Fertility Herb #2 – Ginseng
For men ginseng can act as a powerful libido enhancer, increase firmness of an erection, increase testosterone, sperm count, and sperm motility. It can also help balance the hormones in both men and women. it is best to get this Chinese fertility herb from a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine or from Chinese herbal stores.
Chinese Fertility Herb #3 – Goji Berries
If you haven’t tried eating goji berries yet, you are missing you. Amazingly delicious and nutritious, goji berries are the newest health craze in the west and they also help boost fertility in both men in women. They are rich in vitamins, trace minerals and antioxidants.
Eat a handful of organic goji berries a day to boost your overall immune system and fertility. You can find them at any Asian supermarket or health store. They come dried like raisins but you can soak them overnight to plump them up to a nice berry shape.
Chinese Fertility Herb #4 – Lingzhi Mushroom
Lingzhi also known as Rishi mushroom in the west, is a powerful mushroom that dramatically boosts the immune system and overall well being of the body. Anyone can benefit from this powerful herb. It is usually taken as a supplement as it is very bitter. It increases sperm count in men and increases the sex drive in both the male and female. This well known Chinese herb is a must while trying to get pregnant.