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How to use Chamomile and lavender for fertility: Emerging benefits

Chamomile and lavender for fertility
Chamomile and lavender

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Chamomile and lavender are potential anti-stress, and anxiety agent.

Today, we shall explore various ways to combine Chamomile and lavender for fertility. Most importantly, the combination of these two herbal extracts has been proven effective in relieving stress and anxiety.

Studies have shown that stress and anxiety may negatively impact fertility and our reproductive functions if not lessened.

Meanwhile, Chamomile and lavender tea combination have been proven effective in relieving stress, anxiety, and depression and improving sleep quality which is good for fertility and may boost our concentration and the function of our reproductive system.

This herbal combination has equally become a potential supplement for postpartum women, as it may help improve their sleep quality and alleviate depression.

In what ways can Chamomile and lavender be combined to boost fertility, and relieve stress and anxiety?

How to use Chamomile and lavender for fertility

Here are some ways you can use chamomile and lavender to potentially improve fertility:

Make chamomile and lavender tea

Study finds that intake of chamomile and lavender tea can help combat stress, as it contains calming properties and can help to reduce anxiety. Drinking chamomile and lavender tea regularly may help to improve fertility by reducing stress levels.

Use chamomile and lavender essential oil

Chamomile and lavender essential oil have proven effective and powerful agents for aromatherapy. Lavender essential oil is known for its calming and relaxing properties. You can use Chamomile and lavender essential oil in a diffuser or add a few drops to your bath to help reduce stress, and anxiety and promote sleep. [1, 2]

Bath with chamomile and lavender flowers

Adding chamomile and lavender to your bath can help to relax your body and reduce stress levels. You can add dried chamomile and lavender flowers to your bath or use chamomile and lavender essential oils.

While chamomile and lavender are known for their calming and relaxing properties, there is limited scientific evidence to suggest that they can directly improve fertility. However, some studies have shown that these herbs may help to improve sleep quality and reduce stress and anxiety [3], which can have a positive impact on sexual performance and fertility.

It’s equally important to note that while chamomile and lavender are generally considered safe, it’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor before using any herbs or supplements, especially if you are trying to conceive.

Possible Benefits of Chamomile and Lavender for Fertility

Chamomile and lavender can indirectly improve fertility, by offering support. Here are some potential benefits of chamomile and lavender for fertility:

Reduces stress and anxiety

The impact of stress and anxiety on fertility and reproductive functions is not new. several studies have revealed that women and men with fertility-related issues tend to have a high level of distress which;

  • Lower chance of pregnancy in women.
  • Affect male performance.
  • Impact on life quality. [4]

Both chamomile and lavender are known for their calming and relaxing properties [5]. Stress and anxiety can hurt fertility, so reducing stress levels may help to improve fertility.

However, a related review suggests that since the relationship between stress and infertility among women is yet to be fully understood, further study is needed [6].

Promotes quality sleep

Getting enough restful sleep is important for overall health and also supports fertility by reducing erectile dysfunction [7].

Research reveals that sleep has a role to play in one’s sexual life. Lack of adequate sleep has also been linked with;

  • Loss of sexual desire and arousal in women [8, 9].
  • Erectile dysfunction in men [10].

Random review shows that having quality sleep may;

  • Improve overall health.
  • Boost concentration.
  • Improve sexual response in women [11].
  • May help men to perform better.

Chamomile and lavender are both commonly used to promote relaxation and improve sleep quality [12] which benefits fertility.

Reduces inflammation

Chamomile and lavender both contain anti-inflammatory compounds that may help to reduce inflammation in the body [13, 14]. Chronic inflammation has been linked to infertility, so reducing inflammation levels may help to improve fertility.

Studies have shown that inflammation is detrimental to female fertility in several ways and may contribute to painful menstruation, hormonal imbalance, and so on [15].

However, since both Chamomile and lavender have anti-inflammatory properties, taking them as tea, or using their essential oil extract may reduce inflammation which will also improve fertility [16, 17].

Help balance body hormone

Hormonal imbalance has been linked with certain fertility issues in women, however, intake of hormone-balancing diets, foods, or tea like Chamomile and lavender tea may help stabilize body hormones.

According to reports, Chamomile and lavender contain compounds [18] that may help to support hormone balance in the body, and a balanced body hormone promotes fertility.

Another related review shows that chamomile extract may help in treating PMS — a group of symptoms such as (mood swings, fatigue, irritability, etc.) that occurs in women between ovulation and period.

It’s important to note that while chamomile and lavender are generally considered safe, it’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor before using any herbs or supplements, especially if you are trying to conceive.

BOTTOM LINE

Chamomile and lavender can indirectly improve fertility by reducing stress and anxiety which hurt our reproductive system.

It may equally promote sleep and relaxation which improves sexual response in women, and help men to perform better.

It is a known fact that stress and anxiety can affect fertility and reproductive functions. How further study is needed to understand the relationship between stress and infertility and how they can be treated by taking Chamomile and lavender extract.


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