Our approach to fertility enhancing herbs is to rely on tried and true herbal preparations that have been known as herbs to optimize the chances for conception long before they were trending as such. Bridging the worlds between science and tradition, the herbs we highlight here fall into the category of endocrine supportive (hormone balancing) uterine and ovarian tonics which support the pre-conception phase and may help to maintain a healthy pregnancy as well: vitex, ashwagandha, black cohosh, red clover, motherwort, raspberry leaf, and more.
Leaning into herbal allies during your menstrual cycle is only natural - but by natural, I mean it is something that people have been doing for eons. Reaching out for plant-based support during the various phases of your mooncycle was at one point instinctive, perhaps sucking on a knob of ginger to quell the mitttelschmertz pangs that some can feel during ovulation or to ease painful PMS tendencies or making a strong brew from crampbark to address menstrual discomfort. Adjusting this picture to fit the contemporary uterus owner, we find that herbs are no less useful.
This shiitake functional mushroom soup is hearty and warming enough for fall and winter, and light and brothy enough for spring and summer. Reishi and shiitake together are considered invaluable mushrooms that support the optimal health of the whole human body. Both mushrooms in the recipe heighten the soup's adaptogenic and immuno-supportive benefits. Plus, that craveable, savory umami flavor from the shiitakes in particular can't be beat!
This Charmed Chamomile Honey Cake recipe takes advantage of the calming, placid benefits of chamomile to balance the energy rush of a sweet treat. Pair a cup of Chill Out Tea - which stars chamomile - along with a slice of this charming cake and you have yourself a match made in herbal heaven.