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Herbal Contraceptives and Anti Fertility Properties
The Hibiscus rosasinensis is mentioned in an ancient Indian medical text, Yogaratnakar, as having contraceptive properties. According to this text, a paste of the plant mixed with rice water and molasses should be taken for three days to avoid pregnancy. Similar references to this property of the plant have been found in the medical traditions of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Samoa, Vietnam and Sri Lanka.
A concentrated scientific effort is required to identify and isolate the compounds in the plant that induce this effect. It will require extensive research and trials to formulate this plant into a drug that can be safely taken by humans. This discovery holds special significance given the rising population rates of countries such as India and China.
For a number of years herbal beverages and contraceptives were created and used in order to prevent or interrupt pregnancy. These ancient methods were just as effective as modern methods of birth control pills, contraceptive pills, oral contraceptives and other popular methods of contraception. An herbal contraceptive is a general terminology given to herbs that possess anti-fertility properties. There are numerous ways in which herbs are used to disrupt fertility. Some herbal preparations possess properties that cause the ovary to be affected, while some others impress upon the uterus or sometimes block and even disturb the production of hormones. There are some herbal contraceptives that have the property to intervene with implantation and such herbs are consumed as an emergency contraceptive. Among men herbal contraceptive help in interfering with the natural production of sperms.
Herbs with Anti Fertility Property
Some herbal contraceptives are meant to be taken on a daily basis due to the cumulative effect they have on the in order to uphold the effects of contraception. Such examples include wild yam and neem. Wild yam is a tested and tried great herbal contraceptive that is a folk remedy and as a daily intake it speeds the effectiveness of contraception.
|Submitted on January 16, 2014|