Birth Control: Wild Yam vs. Pennyroyal

Although there are many different forms and types of birth control that can be prescribed to you by doctors, many women are unaware of the natural forms of birth control that specific plants provide. For people trying to move away from a reliance on prescribed drugs and pills, these plants are a good alternative.

When it comes to natural forms of birth control with use of herbs, two herbs always come up: Mexican Wild Yam Root and Pennyroyal.

Mexican Wild Yam Root

There are over 600 species of wild yam, although only twelve are considered edible. Some species are actually used in laboratories to make steroids. Some women apply wild yam creams to their faces to reduce symptoms associated with hot flashes. Indeed, wild yam is popularly believed to be a natural alternative to estrogen therapy, so it is used to alleviate many such symptoms or maladies relating to women’s reproductive health.

It can be taken in capsules or as a tea. Additionally, the powder can also be added to creams or vaginal ointments.

Pennyroyal

The term pennyroyal refers to two plants in the mint family. These plants have been appropriated for culinary and medical usages for hundreds of years. Although the oil is extremely poisonous, the fresh or dried herb is safe for consumption in limited quantities. In addition to the reproductive benefits, it has also been used to soothe an upset stomach, relieve flatulence, or treat colds and the influenza.

Reproductive Benefits for Each Herb

Both herbs only serve as abortifacients in very large doses, i.e. 6-7 capsules daily which may be a bit extreme for the majority of women to take.

Of the two herbs, Mexican Wild Yam root is the most effective herb available today for natural birth control.

Although Pennyroyal is a herb and provides a natural hormonal regulation, it is more effective for menstrual problems. It’s also a good herb to take to prepare the birth canal during the last month of pregnancy (3 capsules daily).

Wild Yam is more hormonal regulating and balancing than pennyroyal but pennyroyal is a better herb to take for female menstrual complaints than is Wild Yam root.

In small doses, Wild Yam will aid in miscarriage prevention and in large does it will serve as an abortafcaient.

Overall, Wild Yam has more uses than Pennyroyal but when you combine both these powerful herbs you get a dynamic duo that will greatly help in all female complaints from PMS, menstrual irregularities, breast problems (including tenderness), hormonal imbalance, abdominal spasms, morning sickness, and uterine atrophy to name a few.

However, when it comes to natural forms of birth control, Mexican Wild Yam Root is more effective and reliable than Pennyroyal (or even Neem) and so DHerbs chooses to endorse Mexican Wild Yam Root. This herb is superior to any other form of birth control.

Thank you for reading!

2013-06-13T09:25:45+00:00

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    Q: I would like to know if the MOON CYCLE FORMULA, can be used as birth control, being that it contains both wild yam root and pennyroyal? From my understanding, pennyroyal, acts as a contraceptive, just as wild yam root. Please let me know if this correct. Thank you

    A:

    Oh no, no no no!!!!!!! These are just 2 ingredients with a host of other ingredients that neutralizes these 2 contraceptives' potency. MOON CYCLE FORMULAis NOT a contraceptive. Not at all!

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    Q: Hi! I just found this site and am intrigued. I love the fact that everything is so pure and natural! I was wondering how effective the wild yam birth control is? I would love to not be on this depo shot anymore because the hormones drive me crazy. But my husband and I are extremely fertile, so taking wild yam kind of makes me nervous. Thanks!

    A:

    Wild yam is very effective as an herbal birth control! Very! Just follow the instructions and you'll be fine!

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    Q: I am going to stop taking my birth control pill (YAZ) immediately. I have enough information to know that it is not good. I am curious about natural forms of birth control, particularly the use of herbs. Is taking the herbs safe and does it effectively prevent pregnancy? Any side effects? Thank you!!

    A:

    Natural birth control via Wild Yam Root when taken properly is 100% safe and effective!

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    Q: Besides its contraceptive properties, what are the other benefits of the Mexican Wild Yam Root?

    A:

    Wild Yam is a great source of natural progesterone hormonal precursor. It helps dissolve gas pockets in colon, helps against spasms, (especially abdominal spasms), balances estrogen and progesterone levels, helps to regulate the female menstrual cycle, tones and nourishes female breasts, and alleviates pain (headache).

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    Q: I TRULY LOVE YOUR SITE! I am a health seeker by holistic means and am suffering from Uterine fibroids as well as cysts in my breast. My Naturopathic doctor told me that the fibroids wont totally go away with any and all treatment. However, I believe differently. I know that I will get rid of the fibroids, and I believe that I will also learn how to keep them driven away with the helpful information that I have found on your site. Thank you for also expounding on natural birth control. I have also been doing some research on this topic (being that the synthetic birth control, tampons, sanitary napkins and food microwaved in plasticware has created an estrogen dominance that has fed these insatiable tumors). I will be trying your natural birth control soon, and wanted to ask if you have also heard of another form of natural birth control called, "Neem Oil". It has been widely used in India with a 98% effective rate. I am just wondering what your take is on this?

    A: The Fibroid Cleanse & Regimen can greatly benefit you. It is a 20 Day Cleanse and Regimen that naturally works to strengthen and purify the female reproductive system, while helping with the reduction of fibroids.

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    Q: I want to know what is the difference in using the Wild Alum Root Powder for douching in reference to my prolapsed uterus problem vs. using the FEMALE HEALTH TEA Product that you sell. I would like to know so that I am able to know why and when to use a particular herbal product that will be better for my situation. Your clarity on this for my education will greatly appreciate. Thanks for your time and do have a wonderful day/evening upon receipt of this email. Thanks again for any clarity you can provide so I will better understand why you suggested and advised me to use the Female Health Tea.

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    There's really no difference: it's just that wild alum is one herb (and a very good) and the tea I recommended has more herbs which have an affinity for female organs. Both can be used or one over the other.

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    Q: Thank you for the cancer info...It is welcome and beyond informative, however, I take issue with your remark that "women would be wise to just accept the fact that they are female by nature and God made them to have (deliver) babies and they should stop trying to compete with and be like men." Part of me is not surprised--men make comments like this all the time. I chalk it up to ignorance, as men enjoy living their entire lives not having to endure periods, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and lord knows what else. So because a woman does not want to have children--at all, or at a particular time in her life--she wants to be a man?! That's an illogical conclusion you are making. So why are there pregnant women with cancer, some of which who have never taken BC pills? Are women entitled to making any sort of control over their reproductive health? What about women who are infertile, naturally? If they develop cancer, is it because they never gave birth to a child? Are you willing to support all of the children that will result from women not being on Birth Control, since many people cannot afford several children on their incomes? This line of reasoning makes some women think that men really need to get over themselves. I think you have been reading too much Freud. Some women, present company included, appreciate our femininity and everything that encompasses being a woman. At the same time, this is not the dark ages--and even then, women chose not to have children during different times in their lives. Surely you are aware that in non-Western countries women utilize natural herbs to control their reproduction or as abortifacients? I am not advocating abortion; my point is that if you are going to criticize women taking BC pills, you may as well extend this criticism to women naturally preventing pregnancy via alternative means.

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    Birth control pills play a big role in female reproductive cancers. Women would be wise to just accept the fact that they are female by nature and God made them to have (deliver) babies and they should stop trying to compete with and be like men. In attempting to stop or prevent life (birth control), they are ending up losing their very own lives. And the birth control pills cause cancer in areas of the body that denote femininity (breasts, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, uterus and vagina). This is a form of language here. You have disease and female organ(s) which basically means your disease is specifically related to an issue of femaleness or femininity, that's why the disease manifests in these "female" organs. In attempting to be like and compete with males, females compromise their feminine integrity and goddess nature which "eats them up" (anger, frustration, sadness, etc.) inside. When the cancer appears in any female organ, it serves as a sign or sensor that the problem lies on a deeper metaphysical level pertaining to emotions, thoughts and attitude."

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    Q: I am currently using an IUD for birth control. I have been on it for 7 months now, I have no problems with it, well known problems. I want to do a detox. Do you suggest a Full Body Detox, or Total Women Cleanse? Will it be effective even though im still using a IUD?

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    You could perform a cleanse (The Full Body Detox), but it may render the IUD ineffective.

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    Q: What natural herbs do you have for birth control? Also, if condoms are so hazard to our health, what do you suggest to used in its place for safe sex?

    A:

    See our HERBAL CONTRACEPTION formula in our on-line store. There are no alternatives for condoms except for coitis interruptus.

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    Q: I have been on prescription birth control for many years now. But recently, there has been a growing voice in the back of my mind telling me to stop. I've looked into alternative forms of birth control and none of them seemed appealing until I found your HERBAL CONTRACEPTION. I immediately stopped taking 'the pill', and plan on ordering the hebal contraceptive formula asap. I am wondering if I should start the TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE, as well as the Female Package to rid myself of the toxic synthetic hormones I've been takigh. What would be my best option for cleansing and restoring my body? Is it necessary? And is it a bad idea to begin the Birth Control Formula while detoxing?

    A:

    I would recommend that you first perform the FULL BODY DETOX, followed by the TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE and then begin your natural birth control. These 2 cleanses will help undo the damage from the man-made BC pills. They (cleanses) should be done periodically! Every 3-4 months in your case!

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    Q: I want to use activated charcoal while I am nursing. Can I use it everyday? How often can I use it? Will it affect my wild yam birth control pills?

    A:

    You don't need to use activated charcoal everyday. Just 2-3 days per week, and "no" it will not affect your Wild Yam (birth control).

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    Q: I have not had my period in about a year and a half - ever since I went off of birth control. I recently saw an intuitive healer, who recommended your herbs and said that I should follow your program to detox from the birth control pills. However, after looking through your list of products, I was unclear as to whether I should be doing the full body cleanse or the female cleanse. Which would you recommend?

    A:

    Try both cleanses! The Full Body Cleanse works with your entire system and all of its eliminative channels to eliminate impurities and restore to optimal function, while the Female Cleanse focuses more predominantly on helping. to provide essential nutrients conducive to female sexual reproductive health

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    Q: I’D LIKE TO KNOW A LITTLE MORE ABOUT YOUR BIRTH CONTROL. I WAS READING ABOUT IT AND IT SAYS TO TAKE 7 PILLS A DAY. IS THAT RIGHT? OR IS THAT JUST WHEN YOU ARE FIRST START TAKING THEM. IS IT JUST FOR 7 WEEKS THAT YOU TAKE THE 7 PILLS A DAY? PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME ABOUT HOW THEY WORK.

    A:

    You take 7 capsules daily for as long as you take them. You are taking 7 capsules for 7 weeks to get the herbs into your makeup (bloodstream) for its contraceptive purposes and during the 7 weeks you are to abstain from unprotected sex or sex entirely. After 7 weeks, you can go back to unprotected sex, as the wild yam will now be in your body serving as a contraceptive.

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    Q: I need some advice on whether I am taking the right herbs to balance my hormones. I have a mustache and a lot of hair on my face and acne. So I take saw palmetto for that. Also, I had an ovary removed about 2 years ago. Since then I have a problem with vaginal dryness and very low sex drive. I am always moody and irritated by everything. I am currently taking saw palmetto, vitex chaste berry, dong quai, and wild yam root, all in the form of a capsule. Please tell me if this combination is good for me.

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    THE COMBINATION IS GOOD, BUT YOU HAVE A HORMONAL IMBALANCE AND SHOULD CONCENTRATE ON YOUR ENDOCRINE SYSTEM. LOOK INTO OUR TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE. YOU ARE PRODUCING MORE MALE-BASED HORMONES THAN FEMALE-BASED HORMONES. READ OUR ARTICLE â€FEMALE HORMONAL REPLACEMENT THERAPYâ€

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    Q: In the Full Body Detox booklet it states I can have wild rice if I need something warm. I really don't like wild rice, but can I make myself a vegetable soup which I prefer. To me its more filling then the rice.

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    DHERBS: Sure! Simply eat your vegetable soup instead of wild rice.

    Also I have been having sweet cravings lately. Is there anyone, besides mental will power to overcome this craving.

    DHERBS: The root cause is emotional, however, try drinking Licorice Root or Cinnamon tea during your detox. Your detox may be detoxing some old stale emotions from the 4th chakra (love center).

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    Q: I've had acne since about the age of 12. Back then my acne was very serve but now it's light to moderate because I am on birth control. I have read information on your site and want to stop the birth control pills but I don't know what to do about my acne. I know I need to do a detox to my body but the products you have on your website are very expensive for me at the moment. I saw the product for cleansing your blood. Would this be a good place to start? Could please give me some recommendations? Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks

    A:

    An effective blood cleanser is the FULL BODY DETOX and if you can't afford the FBD, then drink vegetable juice daily (beets, carrots, parsley, spinach, apple, etc.

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    Q: I would like to know if you have any herbal product that tightened and strengthens a dropped uterus and cervix in the vagina? Is there any product that I can douche with to tighten this area and problem. I called a local herb shop that I have purchased herbs for years before buying from dherbs and the owner said she has Wild Alum Root Powder that I can douche with to help tighten the uterus and etc., but I wanted to know if you have a good herbal formula product to douche and one that I can take. I am trying to avoid sugery. I have started having back pains in my lower back areas that extend to my right and left sides and periodic tummy pains which the nurse at the clinic where I go to be checked said this is generally the symptoms when a woman has a lapsed or dropped uterus and cervix. This also causes bladder control problems as well. Please tell me what you advise and what products that you believe will help me with these issues specifically, the dropped uterus and cervix problems. I have already purchase #3 products from you about a month ago: The CARDIO-VASCULAR FORMULA, the COLON FORMULA and the TUMOR BUSTER EXTRACT for the tumor that the doctors say is in one of my adrenal glands. I have had some good results from the Cardiovascular product. in helping me keep my blood pressure down.

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    For prolapsed uterus I recommend that you first perform the FULL BODY DETOX followed by the TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE. You can use our FEMALE HEALTH TEA as a douche solution and douche with it. After your cleanses you should take 3 capsules daily of our ADRENALIZER FORMULA.

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    Q: I have herd that many animals in the wild eat hippopotamus feces before the fight, for the high levels of testosterone contained in the poop. Therefore, I am wondering if we could make a dietary supplement, with high levels of all natural testosterone in it?

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    No, I'm not interested in making a product like that. I will not follow nature's course. The human body has all it needs.

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    Q: I have female problems. I have been told I have vaginitis and I get yeast infections a lot. I have a major unbalance in the vagina. Should I do a FULL BODY DETOX? Should I also do the Candida, Vaginitis and Yeast Infection kit or all? Which should I do first? I also have menstrual problems where I spot all the time. Should I stop taking Birth Control? What herbs could I take to regulate my menstrual cycle?

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    I WOULD HIGHLY SUGGEST YOU FIRST PERFORM THE FULL BODY DETOXFULL BODY DETOX CLEANSE FOLLOWED BY THE TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE. YES, PERSONALLY I WOULD NOT TAKE BIRTH CONTROL PILLS. THOSE THINGS KILL WOMEN! FOR YOUR MENSTRUAL CYCLE (AFTER YOU'RE DONE WITH THE 2 CLEANSES ABOVE), TAKE A DAILY REGIMEN OF MOON CYCLE FORMULA, FEMALE HORMONAL FORMULA, AND FEMALE HEALTH TEA.

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    Q: Does dherbs.com use organic wild-crafted herbs?

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    Dherbs.Com only utilizes organic and wild-crafted herbs in its formulas and compounds. Although organic herbs are always not available, we order our herbs in advance to make sure we keep our products full of 100% organic herbs as well as 100% wild-crafted herbs. At Dherbs.Com, we go the extra mile for our customers and we stay on top of our game to bring the customer the best product available! No other herbal company uses as many herbs as we use in our formulas nor does any other herbal company or business use the degree of rare and exotic herbs as we use in our formulas. At Dherbs.Com, without a doubt, you get the BEST and for LESS!