Are you looking for natural remedies to improve your fertility?
In this article I’d like to put pomegranates in the spotlight.
Did you know that a pomegranate can enhance your libido?
Improved libido is certainly helpful if you are trying to get pregnant. So go ahead and add it to your warm dishes.
Below I will explain the effects of pomegranate, some suggestions on how to eat it, and why it is best eaten warm.
Pomegranates from a western perspective
The seeds in particular contain phytoestrogens, which support overall hormonal balance. (You can safely use pomegranate if you have breast cancer).
They are very good against parasites; it destroys worms in the intestinal tract.
Pomegranates strengthen gums.
They soothe ulcers of the mouth and throat.
Pomegranate can travel long distances when it has ripened, therefore it won’t loose too much of it’s medicinal value.
Pomegranate from a traditional Chinese medicine perspective (TCM):
Builds blood and body fluids
Tonifies jing, kidney yin and heart yin
Activates wei qi
Thermal effect of pomegranate
Pomegranate has a warming effect. Bear in mind that it doesn’t build deep yang, so it won’t help with cold feet. In general fruit doesn’t have a very warming effect.
Element of pomegranate
Contra-indication for the use of pomegranate
If you have diarrhea and it just started, don’t use pomegranate.
However if you have chronic diarrhea or dysentery you can use pomegranate in the form of a decoction of the rind.
How to use pomegranate for improved fertility?
When you are trying to conceive it is best for women to eat 3 warm dishes a day. Or at least dishes that have been prepared before and are eaten at room temperature in a later stage. The reason for this is simple: an egg likes to nestle itself in a warm environment. Therefore a warm belly enhances fertility.
The suggestions below are therefore warm dishes.
- Make some gluten and lactose free pancakes for breakfast and add some pomegranate seeds through the batch.
- Garnish your pumpkin, cauliflower or parsnip soup with some pomegranate seeds and pine nuts. Also stir some through the soup just before serving so they can warm up a bit together with the soup.
- Stir them through your warm millet porridge in the morning. Millet has a stabilising effect and therefore also helps to prevent from a miscarriage during pregnancy.
Have you considered having reflexology to improve your fertility. Nutrition is the basis and from there complementary therapies such as reflexology could also help.