Herbal Supplements and Fertility: A Comprehensive Review

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Sanam Lashari
Taiba Khan
Maaz Ali
Dua Jokhio
Sumaiya Yahya


Background: The use of herbal supplements for fertility enhancement has garnered significant interest, blending traditional knowledge with modern scientific research. This systematic review aims to comprehensively evaluate the effects of herbal supplements on fertility and reproductive health.

Objective: The primary objective is to synthesize existing literature on herbal supplements and fertility, elucidating their mechanisms and potential implications for reproductive medicine.

Methods: A systematic literature search was conducted using PubMed, Google Scholar, Scopus, ScienceDirect, Web of Science, BioMed Central, and other sources. PRISMA guidelines were followed. A total of 92 articles were screened, with 60 meeting eligibility criteria for inclusion.

Results: Of the included studies, significant findings emerged, including the enhancement of endurance with Maca supplementation and the reproductive capability improvement with ginsenosides. Concerns regarding safety and regulation were also underscored, emphasizing the need for further research in this area.

Conclusion: The interplay between herbal supplements and fertility presents a complex landscape, with potential benefits and risks. As evidence accumulates, a nuanced understanding is crucial for integrating herbal remedies into modern reproductive healthcare practices.

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Safia, Lashari, S., Khan, T., Ali, M., Jokhio, D., & Yahya, S. (2024). Herbal Supplements and Fertility: A Comprehensive Review. Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Research, 4(2), 427–438. https://doi.org/10.61919/jhrr.v4i2.834
Author Biographies

Safia, Liaquat University of Medical Health Sciences Jamshoro Sindh Pakistan

Liaquat University of Medical Health Sciences Jamshoro Sindh Pakistan

Sanam Lashari, Health Department Govt of Sindh Karachi Pakistan.

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Health Department Govt of Sindh, Karachi, Pakistan.

Taiba Khan, Health Department govt of Sindh Karachi Pakistan.

Consultant obstetrician and gynecologist, Health Department govt of Sindh, Karachi, Pakistan.

Maaz Ali, International University of Kyrgyzstan-Kyrgyzstan.

Student of Master of Public Health, International School of Medicine, International University of Kyrgyzstan-Kyrgyzstan.

Dua Jokhio, St. Elizabeth Hospital Hyderabad Sindh Pakistan.

Hospital Pharmacist, St. Elizabeth Hospital Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan.

Sumaiya Yahya, Naeem Hospital and Maternity Home Karachi Pakistan.

Specialist Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Naeem Hospital and Maternity Home, Karachi, Pakistan.


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