3 herbs that support women’s reproductive health

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Dating back some 3,000 years, Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest wellness traditions—and it’s stood the test of time. Still widely practiced in India, where it originated, Ayurvedic medicine has gained widespread popularity and its research is respected by professional institutes around the world. It’s no wonder that as Western scientists seek to discover natural fertility treatments, they’re turning to Ayurveda’s ancient and enduring wisdom.

Ayurveda stresses a holistic approach to health that includes diet, lifestyle changes, and herbal remedies. If you’re looking for a natural, drug-free way to support your reproductive health, the Ayurvedic approach may be right for you. It can work wonderfully as a complement to your current wellness routine, just keep in mind that it is not meant to replace standard medical care.

Ready to dip your toe in? When it comes to fertility, these three herbs are considered to be Ayurvedic all-stars.

Black Cohosh

A tall forest herb with sweet-smelling flowers, black cohosh is actually a member of the Buttercup family. A natural anti-inflammatory, it is thought to help increase blood flow to the reproductive organs, encouraging healthy ovulation. Experts recommend taking up to 200mg daily as you prepare to conceive. Take it on its own or consider a holistic formula such as UpSpring’s Fertility For Women, which contains a proprietary blend of black cohosh and two other herbs that promote fertility.

Maca Root

Maca is an edible mountain plant that’s part of the cruciferous family. Rich in vitamins and minerals, it’s considered both a superfood and an adaptogenic herb, meaning it helps the body regulate stress, which in turn can promote healthy hormone balance. In the Ayurvedic tradition, maca has long been known as a libido booster and fertility enhancer. As a bonus, it’s also a stimulant-free energizer that provides a great alternative for those who are kicking caffeine as part of their fertility journey. You can find the powdered root in most natural health food stores or get your daily dose in UpSpring’s Fertility For Women capsules.


A species of asparagus that favors rocky soil, in Ayurveda, shatavari is known as THE herb for women’s reproductive health. It’s an adaptogenic herb with antioxidant properties that supports the reproductive organs, hormonal balance, fertility, and a consistent cycle. Also touted as an immune booster and all-around health tonic, it promotes balance in the body. And as the third herbal component of UpSpring’s Fertility For Women, it’s easy to add to your wellness routine as you prepare to conceive.

Getting pregnant isn’t always as easy as we might hope. After all, women have been seeking fertility support for thousands of years. These three herbs have been part of the journey to conception for a long lineage of mothers-to-be, and today’s science is finally catching up.

UpSpring’s Fertility For Women offers a naturally-sourced, drug-free alternative for reproductive health. They contain a proprietary blend of black cohosh, maca root, and shatavari to support consistent cycles and fertility.

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