Red Clover for Promoting Fertility
This is taken directly from the Herbal Almanac 2000:
As a keeper of dairy animals, I was intoduced to this herb as an ally to keep my goats fertility high and their mil production gernerous. It took only a little imagination for me to begin to use it for women as well. Red clover blossoms are best taken as a strong infusion (one ounce of dried blossoms brewed overnight in a quart of boiling water.) The tincture is a sedative. PIlls and capsules have very little effect.
To date, I know of dozens of women who, unable to concieve, have found success after drinking up to a quart of red clover infusion everyday for at least six weeks. The generous amounts of minerals, proteins, antioxidants, and phytoestrogens in red clover restore health to the entire reproductive system. It's great for men, too. Most notable are the amounts of vitamin E and the presence of selenium and zinc. Red clover has ten times more plant hormones than soy.
Don't stop drinking red clover infusion once you get pregnant, though. The infusion prevents and eases the constipation so common during pregnancy. It also strengthens the liver and improves the appetite, especially when morning sickness is a problem, and it relieves anxiety.
Keep drinking red clover once your child is born, too. There is no more valuable herb to keep your breast mild rich and the breasts healthy than red clover. IN fact, it is the worlds most respected anti-cancer herb, acting not only to eliminate cancer but to stop its occurance as well.
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