Herbal Medicines in Bio-medical Sciences enhances Phytotherapy technology
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In recent era it is found that infertility is biologically defined as an incapability of initiating, sustaining, or supporting reproduction1. Common causes of infertility include ovulation problems, tubal blockage, age-related factors, uterine problems, tubal ligation and endometriosis.
Treatment of infertility depends mainly on the cause, duration of infertility and age. Infertility, today, can be treated by a host of options that include use of Fertility drugs, Surgery, AI, IVF, Donor eggs and embryos and Gestational carriers. Infertility can also be treated by various Complementary and alternative treatment methods like Acupuncture, Chinese medicine, Yoga, Phytomedicines along with modifications in nutrition and lifestyle.
The herbal treatment approach addresses both the mind and the body. It is about balancing out the body and treating the person as a whole, not just treating the symptoms. Herbs are totally natural and are becoming a popular natural fertility option for couples trying to conceive. But, caution has to be exercised while using herbs to get pregnant because of their high potency. The following herbs have proved to have beneficial properties when it comes to getting pregnant: Vitex agnus-castus2, Cimicifuga racemosa3, Trifolium pratense4, Radix angelicae sinensis5, Chamaelirium luteum6, Dioscorea villosa7 and Glycyrrhiza glabra8. These herbal extracts function by aiming at restoration of the original correct body functions. Nowadays, the importance of phytotherapy is again increasing. Furthermore, herbal medicines are now approached far more scientifically. Modern herbal medicinal products fulfil high standards and are subject to clinical development plans establishing their efficacy and safety.
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- Zhao KJ, Ding Dong TT, Tu PF, Song ZH, Lo CK, Tsim KW (April 2003). “Molecular genetic and chemical assessment of radix Angelica (Danggui) in China”. Agric. Food Chem. 51 (9): 2576–83.