Preparing Your Herbs

Preparing Your Herbs

Fertility herbs are usually prescribed with the phases of the menstrual cycle in mind. For one person this may mean taking 4 different formulas in one month and in another person it could be one formula the whole month long. Your practitioner will indicate to you which is the case for you and please follow the directions carefully to get the best results.

Tea The instructions below are for the granule-type herbal formulas that are meant to be brewed into a tea. Your herbs should come with a label instructing you on your dosage and frequency. The small spoon you receive is roughly equal to 1 gram. Add the specified number of grams to a mug. Pour 1 or more cups of boiled water over the herb powder, stir and drink like tea. Your practitioner will indicate whether you should take the tea before or after meals. Most herbs have an earthy taste and you can add something like fresh squeezed lemon or a tiny bit of juice to the herbs if necessary. More adventuresome combining does not usually turn out so well. The first time you drink the tea the taste may bother you a bit, but you will quickly get used to the new flavors and most people even grow to like them!

Pills Your acupuncturist should indicate how many and how often to take pill form of herbs and whether you should consume them with food.