Herbal remedies have been used since time immemorial. With recent researches in the field of Herbology, quite a number of herbs have been proved to be effective in birth control.
However, practice caution in administering herbs since each herb has different duration of dosage and different methods of administration. The primary reasons that women prefer herbal contraceptives these days are the low price, fewer complications when compared to their chemical alternatives.
However, it is to be noted that taking herbal alternatives of contraceptives on the long run may risk one to numerous herbal concerns. There have also been a number of instances where the herbal contraceptive may not have been fully effective in birth control. Also, women already pregnant should exercise caution while administering herbal contraceptives which may potentially turn dangerous for the growing foetus.
Best Herbal Remedies For Birth Control
This tree is widely found in India and other South Asian countries and used for a variety of ailments. In the circa 100 B.C. the popular Indian physician Charaka introduced an ingenious method of contraception keeping a Neem oil soaked cotton in the vagina before sexual intercourse for around fifteen minutes to kill the sperms.
A number of preparations are commercially available for use. In women it works as a spermicide (introduced vaginally) and in men, when swallowed it induces temporary sterility.
Queen Anne’s Lace Seeds
This is also called Wild Carrot and is widely regarded as the best herbal contraceptive available. The flower heads and mature seeds are used to prevent contraception, usually the morning after intercourse. The biggest advantage of this contraception is it can be used as and when you need.
The first dose should be administered within eight hours of exposure to sperm, followed by one or two more such doses. If used as a tincture, the herb in addition to contraception prevents vaginal dryness.
This herb grows all around the planet as a weed and is used extensively for birth control. The herbal contraceptive consists of Gallic acid, quercitin and routine which disallow normal pregnancy. Each dose is prepared with four ounces of fresh leaves or one ounce of dried leaves in boiling water. Women have to drink it freely till they begin to menstruate. Even if pregnancy occurs in spite of using contraception, it is safe to discontinue with the pregnancy.
Apricot kernels act against carcinogens and have anticancer features. This herb treats the growing foetus as a carcinogenic body and therefore terminates it. It is generally used for anti-implantation of the early foetus. It is generally prescribed to eat around five-ten apricot kernels thrice every day, starting from the day following sexual intercourse and continue till menstruation starts. However the one glitch in this method is the prerequisite of informed knowledge of the woman regarding her menstrual cycle.
Ginger root is regarded as one of the fastest acting herbal contraceptive that initiates menstruation. One teaspoon of the powdered herb is to be poured into a cup with boiling water. The water should be left to cool till room temperature before drinking it. You can drink upto four cups of the infusion for a maximum of five consecutive days. This remedy usually has no side effects.
Black cohosh is an herb of which the stout and root are used for medicinal use. Although in the beginning this herb was used for the treatment of sore throats and kidney problems but now it is used extensively for the treatment of hot flashes, birth control.
When this herb is combined with Pennyroyal, a herb, than it works effectively as an abortifacient.You can take this herb in the form of tea or supplements. But breast cancer patients should avoid taking this herb as it may leads to some unknown side effects like pain, headache and nausea.
This herb is the native herb of United States. The roots and rootstock of this herb is used extensively for the treatment of many problems like irregular menstruation, hot flashes and menopause problems. The regular use of this herb stops the women from conceiving as long as she takes this herb. But the dosage of this herb should be discussed with a natural health practitioner as it may cause some allergic reactions like skin rashes, breast tenderness, vomiting etc..
The tea of this herb gives relief from emotional stress. This herb can be taken in the form of pill or by boiling the roots in water to make tea. This herb increase appetite and it is a good remedy for fatigue and frequent urination as well.