What is Infertility?
Infertility sure is a dreaded word, but it has a cure for sure.
It is the inability for women to conceive after trying for one year or more. Of course, the women are not be blamed solely for this as things can be awry on both sides(1). It can be either infertility in the male or the ability of the woman to not be able to sustain the fetus for the full 9-month term or discrepancies in the reproductive system like imbalanced hormones which is generally the most common cause.
Thankfully, there are highly effective essential oils for infertility that have the potential to treat this situation efficiently.
Causes of Infertility in Men
The major causes of infertility in men are:-
- Alcohol or drug usage
- Exposure to chemicals such as pesticides
- Exposure to radiation or chemotherapy
- Injury to reproductive organs
- Undescended Testicles
- Bacterial or viral infections
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Causes of Infertility in Women
The major causes of infertility in women are:-
- Hormonal issues
- Poor eating habits
- Exposure to radiation or chemotherapy
- Athletic training
- Kidney Ailments
- Medicine induced
Why Essential Oils are Good for Fertility?
Aromatherapy is a line of holistic treatment, where one can make use of essential oils for fertility and can be successful within a few rounds of this treatment. They cannot replace pharmaceutical drugs but are a natural approach to infertility treatment, and one should try them out before giving up the hope.
They complement the treatment with other therapies. Some of the essential oils are listed below which are useful for enhancing fertility are Ylang Ylang oil, Geranium Oil, Cypress Oil and more.
What Essential Oils are Good for Fertility?
Let us look at some of the best essential oils for fertility treatment and how they can benefit the users:
1. Fennel Essential oil for fertility
Why one should use Fennel Essential oil for fertility?
Sweet fennel is known to be as phytohormonal meaning it can regulate hormones(2). It is phytoestrogen and helps in relieving pregnancy related, infertility and menstrual complications.
How to use Fennel Essential oil for fertility?
You can use it in the bath by merely adding a few drops of fennel oil in the bathtub, and you can take dual advantage of it by inhaling the aroma of the essential oil and also feeling the suppleness on the skin.
2. Clary sage essential oil for fertility
Why one should use clary sage Essential oil for fertility?
It has a very positively calming effect and is suitable for both men and women. It is particularly helpful for women undergoing endometriosis. This oil works excellently by regulating menstruation by stimulating the pituitary gland which in turn controls the flow of the hormone estrogen. Also, it helps men in impotence by affecting balancing hormones.
A word of caution here, it should not be used during pregnancy as it induces labor.
How to use clary sage Essential oil for fertility?
Just by inhaling the clary sage oil, the cortisol levels in the body will be reduced, and it will have a calming effect. Also, one can dilute it and apply on the wrist, feet or hands. Alternatively, one can massage it right above the pelvis area.
3. Geranium essential oil for fertility
Why one should use Geranium essential oil for fertility?
This oil too works for both men and women in infertility. It balances hormones and operates upon the endocrine system and the lymphatic system(3). It is most useful in flushing out toxins which are harmful to the body. It works as an antidepressant and has a considerably calming effect.
How to use Geranium essential oil for fertility?
It can be used in a diffuser, and the smell can be inhaled.
Alternatively, one drop of geranium oil can be mixed into your daily use moisturizer and applied on your skin.
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4. Cypress essential oil for fertility
Why one should use Cypress essential oil for fertility?
This oil has an astringent quality and works excellently in women with endometriosis. It has an excellent calming effect during painful periods too. It calms body aches and pains. It surprisingly works well for women with ovarian cysts which is so common nowadays.
How to use Cypress essential oil for fertility?
One can inhale it by placing a few drops of cypress oil in the diffuser, and the calming effect will start right away.
Alternatively, it can also be used as a massage oil on the skin or add it to your bath.
5. Ylang Ylang essential oil for fertility
Why one should use Ylang Ylang essential oil for fertility?
This wonder oil also works upon the reproductive system facilitating conception and balancing out the bad hormones(4). It mainly works in enhancing the sexual desires and people with low libido. It acts as an aphrodisiac mostly.
How to use Ylang Ylang essential oil for fertility?
It can be best mixed in the bath or rubbed on the skin along with coconut oil.
How to use essential oils for fertility?
There are different ways in which one can use essential oils for fertility:
1. Mixing it in the bath:
Simply by mixing a few drops of these oils in warm water, one can have the dual benefit of skin application and inhalation.
2. Application on the skin:
It is essential to mix these essential oils with a suitable carrier oil like coconut oil, sunflower oil or olive oil to avoid irritation on the skin. Please, keep in mind not to mix it with kitchen oils. It is applicable near the genital regions in the form of a fertility massage.
3. Use it as a body product:
One can mix it with body lotions or face oils.
The way to do aromatherapy is just by inhaling these pure oils. It can be done through a diffuser. Just pour a few drops of the oil which you want to use it differently available diffusers in the market and enjoy the calming effect as the smell wafts in the air.
Blending Essential Oils for Fertility
There is another effective way of using essential oils by mixing them in various quantities, thus getting the benefit of all of them. You can start that with 6 to 8 drops of essential oils blended with one tablespoon of carrier oil; mostly coconut oil goes well with every oil.
Essential oils are applied in vita flex points which denote and are connected to sexual health like ovaries, prostate, and uterus, especially to help the female reproductive system.
Do’s and Don’ts of Using Essential Oils
Here are some precautions that you must observe while using essential oils. They do not have any side-effects as such but make sure you do not apply them on the skin without diluting.
- Do not apply essential oils topically without diluting.
- Always mix essential oils with carrier oils before a massage.
- Clean the surface to be massaged before using essential oils.
- Leave the essential oils on for a few hours before washing off.
- Always use warm water to wash off the massaged area.
- Store essential oils in a cool place, away from direct sunlight.
Other Home Remedies for Fertility
Consume one glass (250 ml) of freshly squeezed pomegranate juice in the morning empty stomach to boost fertility as it enhances the blood flow to the uterus(5).
Take one tsp of cinnamon powder and mix it with one ltr boiling water. Let it sit for a few minutes and then drink it twice a day.
Take ten dates and blend them into a powder. Now, mix it with 2 tbsp of coriander root powder. Store the mixture in a glass jar and consume one tsp every morning on an empty stomach.
On a concluding note, now that we know that Essential Oils are purely natural and harmless substances that can be used in treating infertility to many other various diseases, even cancer! Just be careful that you use them in the right proportion, and you may reap most of its benefits.