Ladies, let’s take a moment to talk about the uterus. The uterus is at the seat of female reproduction. During the childbearing years, its main function is to provide a nurturing environment where a baby can develop. Until that time, the health of the uterus is important for regular menstruation while it works hard to safeguard your fertility through its natural functions.
The Uterus At A Glance
The uterus is a pear-shaped organ that is comprised of three layers: the endometrium (inner lining); the myometrium (muscular middle layer); and perimetrium (outer layer). It connects to the fallopian tubes, the cervix, and the vagina through the cervix.
The Menstrual Cycle Naturally Cleanses The Uterus
While the uterus waits for the right opportunity for conception, it relies on self-cleansing systems to stay healthy. If conception doesn’t occur, the uterine lining (endometrium) is shed through menstruation. As a new cycle begins, the lining builds up again in anticipation of another chance at pregnancy.
When functioning well, the uterus is amazing! However, sometimes it can benefit from extra support. Challenges like irregular or absent menstruation, PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease), uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and PCOS, put a strain on uterine health. In these situations, a cleanse can give the uterus and reproductive system a fresh start for improved fertility.
Using Herbs to Cleanse the Uterus
Herbs are ideal for uterine cleansing. Here are a few examples of herbs you can use to cleanse the uterus and how they work:
- Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis): Goldenseal is a strong antimicrobial herb that helps break up and disperse toxins in the uterus. It’s a key herb to cleanse and normalize from infections, or problems caused by fibroids, ovarian cysts, and endometriosis. Because of its strength, goldenseal works best in a formula for fertility cleansing.
- Seaweed: Seaweeds like bladderwrack and arame help eliminate chemicals that affect fertility. As a good source of minerals, they also ease bloating and reproductive pain. Seaweeds can be included in your daily diet or in a formula for fertility cleansing.
- Dong Quai (Angelica sinensis): Women with absent or irregular cycles, thin uterine lining or scanty menstrual flow, can all benefit from the blood tonic, dong quai. It can improve the timing of the menstrual cycle for many women, especially women who are coming off hormonal contraceptives or fertility drugs. Dong quai can be used in an extract or as a fertility tea.
- Red raspberry (Rubus idaeus): Red raspberry has a special affinity for the uterus. Red raspberry encourages healthy menstrual flow, tones the tissues, and is a rich source of vitamin C. Red raspberry works well as a tea or part of a tea blend.
- Wild Yam (Dioscorea villosa): Wild yam is a gentle muscle relaxer for uterine spasms and cramps. It supports healthy menstruation and ovarian health. It’s particularly useful for women prone to ovarian cysts. Wild yam can be used in capsules or in a tea blend.
These herbs are important components of the products in the Fertility Cleanse Kit.
Cleansing can keep your uterus working optimally throughout your life. Still, you can go overboard with any type of cleanse. Fertility Cleansing twice a year is best for overall uterine health and support. With natural therapies, the focus is to encourage and promote the body’s normal functions and systems, not overpower them. This produces the most advantages for fertility without causing side effects or imbalances.
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- Barton-Schuster, D. (n.d.). Wild Yam: Herb for Reproductive Support in Women. Retrieved from: http://natural-fertility-info.com/reproductive-system-support-for-women-with-wild-yam.html