Herbs for Fertility {podcast}

Herbs can bring relief to a body that is ill as well as help to balance the hormone system. In this podcast you can join me as I speak to Jessie Hawkins, master herbalist and founder of Vintage Remedies. We talk about the benefit of herbs and she discusses different herbal options based on diagnosis.

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About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.

Comments

  1. I’m sure it’s not easy to do and find time for. But, if you ever write up a transcript on this podcast I’d love one.

    Maureen Reply:

    @Becky Webb, I agree. I am listening and it is hard to know how to spell some of the herbs that are mentioned. It is a bit hard to understand from the quality of the audio as well. It would be great to have a list of what was mentioned, almost like a glossary. Thank you for sharing though.

    Treasa Reply:

    @Maureen,
    I’ve been listening and jotting down notes as I go. I’ve only made it through the part about PCOS so far though but I thought I’d share what I wrote.
    For those who may not have reproductive issues and are just looking for something to support fertility Milk Thistle or a Milk Thistle and Dandelion combination could be beneficial. These support the liver which detoxifies the body and eliminates excess hormones.
    For those with PCOS Vitex (aka Chasteberry) is beneficial. It acts on the pituitary gland and has a progesterone-like effect. It is useful for many things like fibroids, general PMS, and cycle disorders.
    Liver support as she previously discussed is beneficial as well as an adaptogen called Rhodiola which helps normalize hormonal production and elimination. It helps you deal with the stress of trying to conceive and is safe for long term use and for pregnancy.
    Saw Palmetto and Stinging Nettle are useful for reducing the androgen levels within the body.
    Chromium and Zinc are great at helping normalize insulin levels.

    donielle Reply:

    @Becky Webb, I do have a transcript of it in my book. :-) But because it’s all like “published” and stuff, I have to make sure that I don’t put everything I’ve written here on the blog…….!

    Becky Webb Reply:

    @donielle, riiight, published and stuff. :) I guess I’ll just have to buy your book then. :)