Monday, August 10, 2009

Overcome Infertility --How to Treat Infertility With Herb-Maca Root

Written By Kyle J. Norton. All right reserved. Any reproduction is allowed only with author mane and all links intact.
As we mentioned in previous articles, infertility is defined as inability of a couple to conceive after 12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse. It effects over 5 millions couple alone in the U. S. and many times more in the world. Because of unawareness of treatments, only 10% seeks help from professional specialist.We have spent most of our time in this series discussing the conventional and Chinese medicine in treating fertility. I believe, it is the best time to change the subject by discussing how to treat infertility with herb - maca root.

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I. Definition
Maca also known as lepidium meyenii, it is a herbaceous biennial plant native to the high Andes of Bolivia and Peru. It' root has been used in traditional medicine in treating men sexual dysfunction.
II. How maca root effects fertility
1. Blood tonic
It is said that maca root contains certain chemicals which help to increase blood flow the penis as the blood vessel dilate, thereby reducing the symptoms of sexual dysfunction for some men.

2. Prostate gland
It is said that maca root helps to treat enlarge prostate gland resulting in improving the blow flow to penis as well as increasing the function of penis in sperm ejaculation into women vagina, leading to better chance in egg fertilization.

3. Thyroid hormone
Maca root contains iodine, a chemical which is vital for the function of thyroid gland. Deficiency of iodine causes abnormal function of thyroid gland( hypothyriodism) in secreting certain hormone, leading to hormone imbalance resulting in disrupting the normal process of natural conception.

4. Adaptogen
It is said maca root is adptogenic herb, that helps to reduce the nervous tension by enhancing the power of resistance and adapt to external condition in the brain, resulting in lessening the risks of emotional and physical stress and anxiety.

5. Immune system
Maca root also helps to improve over all health in the body by rebuilding weak immune systems, re-mineralizing poorly nourished bodies, and increasing energy and endurance, resulting in increasing the chance of fertility.

III. Side effects
There is no known major side effect, but occasionally, some people taking maca root may experience goiters, caused by the glucosinolate chemical in it and abnormal allergic immune reaction such as hives, fatigue and flushed skin.

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