Tuesday, August 9, 2016

5 Best Herbs For Natural Birth Control

Children are loved by all but every couple wants to have them at the right time. It’s a beautiful phase and should be planned carefully only when both the people are ready for parenthood. For avoiding unwanted pregnancy, here the 5 herbs best for it.

1. Ginger
Learn how to prevent pregnancy using ginger root. It is hard to believe that ginger, a common household ingredient commonly used in various dishes could help prevent unwanted pregnancies, but it can. Ginger root can help stimulate menstrual bleeding.

  • Boil a cup of water.
  • Wash your ginger and grate it.
  • Add grated ginger to the water.
  • Boil for a couple of minutes.
  • Let the tea steep for 5 minutes and then strain it.
  • Enjoy your hot ginger tea.
Drink at least 2 cups of ginger tea everyday to stimulate menstrual bleeding. This tea is also useful if your period is late.
2. Blue CohoshThe root of the blue cohosh plant is used as an effective natural birth control. Blue cohosh contains two uterine-contracting substances, one that mimics the hormone oxytocin, and the other a saponin called Caulosaponin. In case you are not using any protective measures, drink some tea made from blue cohosh soon after.
  • Add one teaspoon of blue cohosh to one quart of boiling water.
  • Steep for five minutes.
  • Sip this tea slowly, no more than three times per day (or no more than 300 to 400 mg daily) until your menstrual period starts.
Note: Blue cohosh has some side effects, so it is best to use this herb under the guidance of an herbalist.

3. Papaya
Papaya is the fruit of choice for natural birth control. It is used extensively by women in South Asia and Southeast Asia. It has contraceptive and abortifacient properties.
Unripe papaya is used to prevent or terminate pregnancy. A ripe papaya is not suited for this job as it loses the phytochemicals that interfere with hormones. The seeds of a papaya can kill sperms. A daily intake of papaya seeds can decrease the sperm count in a healthy male. The best part is that this is reversible, the sperm count will return to normal once the intake of papaya seeds is stopped.
4. Apricot Kernels
Apricot kernels are suspected to have properties that help in birth control. It is believed that the anti-cancer properties of the apricot kernels prevent the fetus from developing and identify it as a foreign body.

A woman must know her menstrual cycle and the day that she ovulates. Apricot Kernels will be of little help if a woman does not know her ovulation day or when her chances of fertilization are very high.
5. Neem.
Neem also called Indian lilac, is a popular herb used extensively for birth control for women as well as men. As a birth control method, neem leaves, neem leaf extract and neem oil are used.

Neem has spermicidal action. For women, a single injection of a minute amount of neem oil in the uterine horns (the points where the uterus and fallopian tubes meet) will create a reversible block in fertility for a year without causing changes in menstrual cycles or ovarian function.
Researchers have found that neem oil can slow the motility of sperm, preventing their ability to reach their destination and fertilize the egg. In fact, neem oil can kill sperm in the vaginal region within just 30 seconds.
For men, ingesting neem leaf tablets for one month produces reversible male anti-fertility. Even daily oral doses of neem seed oil in gelatin-capsule form can also be taken as birth control. Using neem as a birth control method does not affect sperm production or libido.
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