“Red Clover is a very common plant with bright pink blossoms and is renowned for its fertility-enhancing properties. The leaves and blossoms are rich in B vitamins, calcium and protein and also helps to detoxify the blood.” Womenfitness.net
by Kristen Hart
A delicate blossom on a hardy, nourishing plant could be the natural fertility booster that you are looking for. Red clover is known as a hardy plants that enriches the fertility of the soil its planted in. Natural wisdom has proven that it gives a tonic and enhancing effect to human fertility as well.
A tonic is something taken regularly to enrich health. Red clover blossoms are a tonic herb. Taken regularly they provide superior nourishment to the reproductive system. Susan S. Weed, author of the Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year calls red clover blossoms “the single most useful herb for establishing fertility.”
Red clover is widely useful as a “purifying” herb. It helps to rid the body of mucous and aids the body in efficient waste elimination. It’s also a blood booster and has long been used as a gentle cough remedy for children.
It truly shines as a fertility boosting herb because of its nourishing properties. It has large amounts of vitamins and minerals. Most trace minerals are found in red clover blossoms. Calcium and magnesium are abundant and very available – so much so that Susan Weed states it is “exceedingly absorbable.”
“Modern scientific tests have shown that red clover contains isoflavones, plant-based chemicals that produce estrogen-like effects in the body. Isoflavones have shown potential in the treatment of a number of conditions associated with menopause, such as hot flashes, cardiovascular health, and osteoporosis. However, as researchers have become aware of the side effects of taking estrogen, there is also some concern about the safety of isoflavones.” University of Maryland Medical Center
These minerals are useful for supporting the blood and bones, as well as the reproductive system. A gentle red clover tonic makes all these nutrients available to the uterus and other reproductive organs. They also help to relax the reproductive system and allow it to work at maximum efficiency.
Red clover also has an alkalinizing effect on the whole body, which creates a more sperm-friendly environment within your body. Combined with peppermint to make a tasty brew that also stimulates the sex drive it is a perfect drink to prepare for conception.
Enjoy a glass or two of red clover blossom infusion every day for several months. The high protein content will help your body prepare to build your little one. Abundant vitamins and minerals will enhance your health and your reproductive system. And you’ll be secure knowing that you are gently making your body ready to conceive your bouncing baby.
“It may be that the isoflavones in red clover have an estrogenic effect when consumed as a staple part of the diet. We still have much to learn about isoflavones, but it seems logical that they may prove useful in conditions associated with very low estrogen levels (menopause, chronic miscarriage, some cases of infertility) and should be avoided in cases of estrogen excess (uterine fibroids, endometriosis, breast cancer). Red clover has been a traditional folk therapy for infertility and chronic miscarriage, both of which can be due to insufficient estrogen.” Howstuffworks.com
About the Author
Kristen Hart is the owner of http://www.getting-pregnant.com, a website devoted to empowering couples to enhance their fertility naturally. Visit the site to subscribe to an entire article series on natural fertility. Also visit Kristen’s review of Susan Weed’s Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year.