Last Updated on 30/04/2021 by Steve Wanjie
Stinging Nettle and fertility? Yes, stinging nettle can help get pregnant. This article aims to show how stinging nettle can help get pregnant by eliminating factors that make getting pregnant difficult.
What is stinging nettle?
Stinging nettle is a plant. Its botanical name is Urtica dioica. This plant grows in fertile soils in North America, Africa, and Europe. It stings, thus the reason it’s called stinging nettle.
It is a herbal remedy with many medicinal uses, health benefits, and fertility boosting properties.
In Swahili stinging nettle is known as Kiwavi anayeuma. In the Kikuyu language, stinging nettle is called thabai.
Can you eat stinging nettle?
Yes, you can eat stinging nettle and drink tea made from dried nettle leaves. You need to cook or steam nettle because it stings, thus can’t be eaten raw. Nettle is nutritious, hence include it in your regular diet.
Why is getting pregnant difficult?
Many factors contribute to not getting pregnant. Here are eight possible reasons you are not getting pregnant;
- You are not ovulating
- male infertility- your man is infertile
- You are past getting pregnant age
- Your fallopian tubes are blocked
- You are stressed
You have endometriosis – i.e., the tissue that lines the uterus is absent.
You have underlying medical issues, e.g., uterus cancer
Is stinging nettle good for fertility?
Yes, nettle is good for fertility because;
- It helps cleanse the uterus
- It improves female fertility by supporting hormones
- It supports a healthy uterine lining
- It supports optimal testosterone levels in men
- It supports a healthy prostate in men
“High in calcium and magnesium, this herb also cleanses and detoxifies to clear the system of harmful toxins that may be affecting fertility. As if all that is not enough, stinging nettle also has a calming effect and can help reduce stress, which has a major impact on fertility.”Green Child Magazine
What is the importance of iron in infertility?
Iron boosts fertility, while Iron deficiency may lead to infertility.
“Iron deficiency may play a critical role in human infertility, oocyte quality and may even play a role in endometrial receptivity. By correcting the iron deficiency, low ferritin values, in infertile women with intravenous iron supplementation, embryo quality, and pregnancy rates may improve.”ClinicalTrails.gov
Therefore, the reason you are not getting pregnant could be an iron deficiency in your system. Nettle is a natural source of iron that has no chemical traces whatsoever.
How to use stinging nettle for fertility
There more than two ways of using nettle. Here is how to use this herb.
- Stinging nettle is a source of food
Cook the leaves the way you prepare vegetables such as spinach or kales.
- Make tea
Nettle leaves are also used to make tea. Stinging Nettle tea leaves are available from your local supermarket.
- Make medicine from the nettle plant
The whole plant, including the root, has medicinal properties. You can boil the roots and stem and take one glass in the morning and another one in the evening.
What components make stinging nettle perfect for fertility improvement?
Chlorophyll and Iron are the two components that are beneficial in improving fertility.
“Chlorophyll is a detox agent, so when consumed regularly it helps clean the body, which improves the chances of an egg being fertilized and sustained to maturity.”jamaicaobsever.com
How to Get Pregnant
Now you know that stinging nettle will improve your chance of getting pregnant, what do you do next? Here is what you have to do to get pregnant.
- Have sex regularly
If possible, have sex at least 4 times a week until you conceive. Having sex regularly improves the chance of getting pregnant drastically.
- Eat healthily
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Master your cycle – the best time to try to get pregnant is 5 days before, and 7 days after your period
- Say in bed for 20 minutes after having sex to give sperm a chance
- Avoid stress