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.
Making pine needle respiratory syrup is super easy and essentially no more work than making a very strong pine tea and then 'holding' it with good quality, preferably raw, local honey. Pine is an expectorant for thinning and moving mucous in the lungs. It's warming, somewhat drying, and has a sweet and sour flavor blend that can only be described as piney.