Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
Are there any herbal supplements that might help improve chances of conceiving?
A: Depending on your physical health, there are some food-grade and herbal supplements that might help with fertility. Some food-grade herbs include Chinese chives, winter melon, and tofu. Avoid cold and raw foods, excessive greasy foods, vinegar, shellfish, coffee, stimulants, and smoking. Some herbs that have shown positive effects on fertility include Radix Polygoni Multiflori, Radix Rehmanniae, Radix Glycyrrhizae, Fructus Psoraleae, Plastrum Testudinis, Semen Cuscutae, and Fructus Lycii. A custom formula for an herbal supplementation can be prescribed by an herbalist.
You may find these specially formulated Traditions of Tao herbal supplements helpful in improving your chances of conception: “Women’s Wellness”, “Enduring Youth”, “Yang Exhaustion”, “Passages Plus”, and “Feminine Desire”; for your husband, “Dragon Male”. Of course, discuss with your physician before beginning any new health regime.