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Paragis grass for fertility [Indian Goose grass]: 4 Emerging benefits & side effect

Paragis grass for fertility
Eleusine indica

Currently, there is limited scientific backing for the use of Paragis grass for fertility, but many believe intake may boost fertility. Even on social media, some believe it may help treat Ovarian Cysts. Let’s find out if this is true. Indian Goosegrass (Paragis grass) which is scientifically called Eleusine indica holds potential medicinal values and has been used in making several herbal remedies for health-related problems including infertility [1].

Another interesting reason why herbal experts use Paragis grass for fertility is due to its antioxidant-rich composition which has been shown to protect the female egg and male sperm cells from the harmful effects of oxidative stress triggered by free radicals.


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Benefits of Paragis grass for fertility

Indian Goosegrass which many call Paragis grass possesses antioxidants [10]. and anti-inflammatory properties in addition to its rich nutritional components such as flavonoids, steroids, essential oils, cardiac glycosides, coumarins, fatty acids, anthraquinones, anthrones, triterpenes, tannins, and alkaloids which can directly or indirectly influence fertility [ 2 ].

1. Offers protection against free radicals

Oxidative stress is one of the greatest enemies of human reproductive health, it is triggered when free radicals overwhelm our human body that we can no longer keep under control. That is why we need to eat antioxidant-rich foods because only antioxidants can counter the impact of free radicals and bring them under control. [ 11].

Research has shown that Indian Goosegrass (Paragis grass) is rich in antioxidants [ 3 ] and the intake of its herbal extract or capsule may protect the egg and sperm cells from the harmful effects of oxidative stress [ 7], and may also boost the chances of conception.

2. Offer an anti-inflammatory effect

Interestingly, a study shows that Indian Goosegrass (Eleusine indica) contains a compound called C-Glycosylflavones which have been shown to inhibit LPS-induced lung Inflammation in mice [6].

Dr. Robert H. Shmerling of Senior Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing reveals that people with health conditions marked by inflammation, infection, and PCOS stand a high risk of infertility [4]

Another related study shows that Infertile women who had IVF and were accompanied by an anti-inflammatory diet tended to have higher rates of successful pregnancy than women who did not follow the anti-inflammatory diet [5].

A 2022 review from a trusted source revealed that intake of an anti-inflammatory diet, herbs or supplements may:

• Boost chances of pregnancy rates
• Increase success rates of assisted reproductive measures, such as IVF
• Boost sperm quality in men.


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Finally, the intake of Indian Goosegrass herbal extract or supplement may indirectly boost fertility, especially in women due to its anti-inflammatory effects.

3. May Boost sperm quality

A phytochemical screening [8] of Paragis grass have shown the presence of the following phytochemical compound such as tannins, flavonoids, triterpenoids, alkaloids, steroids, quinones, and phenols which also have several advantages.

Therefore intake of Paragis grass herbal extract may indirectly influence male fertility, due to its rich phenols and flavonoid [12] content which according to a study offers protective effects on sperm cells including improving male reproductive function [9].


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4. May help Treat Ovarian Cysts in females.

What is Ovarian Cyst? According to NHS “An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that develops on an ovary”. Its characterized by symptoms such as irregular menstruation, pain during intercourse, or irregular bowel movements which may affect female fertility. Although most women may not notice any thof these symptoms, an Ovarian Cyst may be a sign of an underlying condition that needs to be treated.

In traditional medicine, Paragis extract is used to make tea which is believed that intake may dissolve the ovarian cysts but this lacks scientific evidence, and cannot be trusted. If you want to use Paragis grass in this case, it is recommended that you consult your medical adviser.

How to Consume Paragis Grass?

1. Paragis grass Capsule

Another interesting way to consume Paragis grass is by taking its capsule which you can find in your local pharmacy, it is also available In popular online stores where you can place an order and get it delivered to you.

You can take 2 Paragis capsules per day or as instructed by herbal experts.


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2. Paragis grass tea

You make tea with fresh or dried Paragis grass.

Paragis grass tea for fertility

To prepare a fertility-boosting tea with Paragis grass tea here on the ingredients you will need.

• Paragis grass
• 2- 4 pieces of Clove
• Ginger

To make Paragis tea for fertility boosting, follow these steps:

1. Gather fresh Paragis grass. Make sure to wash it thoroughly to remove any dirt or debris.

2. Grind the ginger and as well Cut the Paragis grass into small pieces using a sharp knife or scissors.

3. Boil water in a pot or kettle.

4. Add the Paragis grass, ginger, and clove to the boiling water and let it steep for 5-10 minutes.

5. Strain the tea using a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth to remove any solid particles.

6. Serve the tea hot or cold, depending on your preference.

Note: Some people prefer to add honey or lemon to the tea to improve the taste. However, it is important to note that Paragis tea has not been scientifically proven to have any health benefits, and it is still based on speculation and claims by experts in herbal medicine. Therefore, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional before using it for any medicinal purposes.

Side Effects of Taking Paragis Extract

Paragis is generally considered safe for everyone except pregnant women. Also, body systems differ some may however experience side effects such as;

Abdominal discomfort etc.

Paragis tea During Pregnancy

Can Paragis tea or capsule be taken by pregnant women?

It is not safe for pregnant women to take Paragis tea, capsule, or herbal extract because it may cause uterus contraction resulting in premature delivery.

Similarly, there is also a popular claim in Malaysia that extract from Paragis grass is been used to treat various ailments such as hastening the placenta delivery after childbirth, pain relief for genitalia bleeding, and so on [13].

In conclusion, there is no science-backed evidence that paragis extract may harm your pregnancy but it is recommended that you avoid consuming it since its safety is unclear.

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