Originally published in Massage Bodywork magazine, April/May 2001.
Copyright 2003. Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. All rights reserved.
Herbs like echinacea, gingko biloba and St. John's wort can lessen the ability of sperm to penetrate ova, a necessary step in the road to fertilization. According to a University of Alabama at Birmingham study, published in OBG Management, other herbal supplements like kava kava and black cohosh also are targeted as herbs to stay away from when trying to induce pregnancy.