Fertility is one of the most sensitive subjects for hundreds of Nigerian couples who have trouble conceiving, suffer from miscarriages, and have various disorders preventing them from bringing a baby into the world.
Yoruba culture has lots of recipes and secrets for treating all kinds of conditions, which is why it’s not surprising that there are plenty of Yoruba herbs for fertility known today. Find out which herbs will quickly and efficiently boost your fertility!
Egbo Madunmaro In Yoruba
Gangronema latifolium (Egbo Madunmaro) is a climbing shrub with broad, heart-shaped leaves that has a characteristic sharp, bitter and slightly sweet taste, especially when eaten fresh. The stems have soft/hairy that yields milky latex or exudates.
It belongs to the family of plants known as Asclepiadaceae and it is widespread in tropical rainforest of West African countries, such as Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Ghana and Senegal, etc.
In southern Nigeria, where it is commonly grown, the Igbos call the plant utazi, the Yoruba know it as arokeke and the Efik and Ibibio call it utasi. Parts used Fruits, seeds, leave, root and bark.
Wonderful kola, which is also referred to as Hydrocotyle asiata or memory nut, is another popular Yoruba remedy for fighting various cardiovascular conditions and improving a person’s learning ability and memory. However, the most valuable property of wonderful kola may be its ability to cure infertility.
Wonderful kola has shown a positive result on male impotency under the condition that you take cola nut-infused water every day. Women who suffer from an irregular menstrual cycle can prepare a mixture of wonderful kola slices, ground ginger, and lime juice – the more regular your cycle becomes thanks to wonderful kola, the higher your chances of conceiving will be.
In case you have a heavy menstrual flow, it may be a sign of certain problems with your fertility system. In this situation, regular use of ginger can help you regulate the flow and feel better during that time of the month. Add fresh grated ginger to dishes while cooking or throw a dash of dried ginger into your cup of tea in the morning.
Citrullus lanatus (Bara) In Yoruba
Citrullus lanatus, or Wild watermelon, is another Yoruba herb (Bara) that can help you with an irregular menstrual cycle or any issues with the menstruation, like heavy flow or cramps. Citrullus lanatus or Bara also greatly improves your reproductive health in the most natural way.
Native Potash (Kaun Biala) In Youruba
Several natural mineral resources that are highly beneficial for human usage have been unraveled in the past and more are yet to be known. One of such important natural resources is potash, which is also known as kaun, akanwu or kanwa. Potash (akanwu) is a type of lake salt (sodium carbonate) that is dry and hydrated in nature.
Other Yoruba herbs that boost fertility
Scent Leaf ( Efinrin) In Yoruba
Scent leaf, which is known as Ocimum Gratissimum internationally and Efinrin leaf by Yoruba people, is a very powerful herb whose healing abilities are known far outside of Nigeria. Before using scent leaf, make sure you’ve got the medical kind – it should have a distinctively sharp flavor and taste.
The most important way for scent leaf to help with infertility problems is to boost the sperm vitality. If that’s the problem that keeps you from getting pregnant, add a daily dose of scent leaf to the man’s menu to see the results.
Newbouldia Levis (Ewe Akoko) In Yoruba
Newbouldia laevis, Ewe Akoko in Yoruba which is also known as the Boundary tree or the Fertility plant in Nigeria, is one of the most commonly used fertility remedies throughout the country. As it’s clear from its name, the Fertility plant is able to help with all kinds of reproductive problems, although infertility is the main reason for Nigerian women to start using this plant.
A widely known healing plant in Nigeria, Maca root is also a vital herb for fertility issues. The biggest effect of Maca root on the reproductive system is balancing the hormonal levels, which can maximize your chances of conceiving and help reduce the symptoms of endometriosis.
Ladies who want to conceive but have irregular hormone levels, e.g. low progesterone and high testosterone, will surely benefit from adding white peony to their herb treatment routine. Besides improving hormone levels, white peony also eliminates pain and cramps, promoting relaxation of the pelvic area.
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