Suggested products for pregnancy and fertility

Suggested products for pregnancy and fertility

Pregnancy and reproduction are a major part of life. Bearing a child will change your life and the process can be a little bit daunting at times. There are ailments and issues that may be experienced with pregnancy, such as aches and pains or more serious illnesses. Ensuring a healthy physical condition throughout pregnancy could alleviate the associated stress.

Source of Health has numerous products available, under the Isiphethu Sempilo brand, that may help to promote fertility, improve health during pregnancy and minimise pain associated with the process. These herbal remedies can be used by people who want to increase their chances of falling pregnant, or by expecting mothers who need a health boost. The following remedies have been specifically created to tackle these pregnancy-related issues and improve fertility and pain relief.

*Although we believe our natural remedies to be safe for all conditions and ailments, seek advice from a qualified medical practitioner before taking them during pregnancy. 

Source of Health products for pregnancy and fertility

Our popular Woman’s Health remedy was designed to support female reproductive health. This herbal remedy is used to enhance fertility, balance hormones, regulate the menstrual cycle, treat infections, restore the uterus and improve labour. We recommend taking one teaspoon in a quarter glass of water, twice per day for maximum effect. Woman’s Health contains River pumpkin, Sand-lemon rope, Shatavari, Maca and White’s ginger.

A product that may help with pregnancy-related ailments is our Elixir of Life tonic. This powerful herbal medicine is believed to support the body with a broad range of ailments, including anxiety, colds, flu, fever, flatulence, hypertension, inflammation, rheumatism, stress and more. We recommend taking one teaspoon in a quarter glass of water, twice per day. Elixir of Life contains Cancer bush, African potato, Small knobwood, African wormwood and Ground morning glory.

Try our Anti-inflammation remedy to minimise aches and pains associated with pregnancy. This traditional remedy works to reduce the heat, swelling and redness experienced throughout the body. It can also be used to treat arthritis, joint pain and muscle stiffness, which can occur as a result of falling pregnant. Anti-inflammation contains African ginger, Devil’s claw, turmeric, ginger and black pepper.

Pregnant women may also consider using our Immunity remedy to boost the immune system. By doing so, a person may improve their overall health and protect themselves from an illness during pregnancy. This natural remedy should be taken every day, or when feeling tired and stressed. Take one teaspoon in a quarter glass of water, twice a day. Immunity contains African potato, African ginger, honeybush, wild dagga and propolis extract.

Lastly, pregnancy cannot take place without male fertility. We suggest that men try our Male Libido remedy to enhance sperm production, boost testosterone and improve fertility. The herbal ingredients used in this traditional remedy are believed to open the veins to increase blood circulation. We recommend taking two teaspoons in a quarter glass of water, two to three hours before sexual intercourse. This product contains Bulbine, Bulrush, White’s ginger, Sand-lemon rope and Pale yellow eriosema.

Plants used in these suggested products for pregnancy

Here is a list of plants and natural substances and some of their beneficial properties, that are used in the suggested pregnancy and fertility products above.

  • African ginger (or wild ginger) is a highly sought-after plant for many traditional remedies. Our African ginger is sustainably obtained from agricultural projects as it is almost totally depleted in the wild. It is used to treat a variety of ailments and to boost the immune system.
  • African potato is native to South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland and Botswana. It is a popular herbal remedy that is full of antioxidants and is known to boost the immune system.
  • African wormwood (or Artemisia) is a sweet-smelling shrub that is traditionally used as a herbal remedy for overall lung health and breathing.
  • Black pepper is a household spice that has numerous health benefits. It is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. It can also help to lower cholesterol levels which improves blood circulation. It is combined with turmeric, together they have a synergistic effect and increase the absorption of beneficial compounds.
  • Bulbine (or ibhucu) is a common medicinal plant. It is considered to be an excellent general medicine and tonic (referred to in the older literature as a “blood purifier”). The whole plant is dried and used, including the leaves, the thick stem and the roots.
  • Bulrush (or ibhuma) is found across South Africa in rivers, dams and vleis. Bulrush is believed to open the veins and increase blood circulation. This also allows testosterone and adrenaline to flow freely throughout the body.
  • Cancer bush (Sutherlandia frutescens) is commonly found in the Western Cape and Northern Cape, along the coastline. It is a natural remedy for gastric ailments, aches, fevers and even for the treatment of cancer. It can also be used as an antiseptic wash and a lotion for eye infections.
  • Devil’s claw gets its name from its fruit, which has several hook-like claws projecting outward. It is used in traditional medicine to treat fever, pain, arthritis and indigestion.
  • Ginger is well-known for its medicinal properties, not just in Africa but all around the world. It is used widely to treat colds, flu, nausea and to fight infections.
  • Honeybush is commonly consumed as a tea. It grows naturally in the lowland areas of the Western Cape, but we source our honeybush from sustainable suppliers. This plant is rich in antioxidants and minerals, giving it a wide range of health benefits.
  • Ground morning glory (commonly known as Ipomea pellita or ubhoqo) is a plant found in the Eastern Cape, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga. It is commonly used as an anti-inflammatory for treating diabetes, rheumatism, constipation and kidney ailments.
  • Maca (also called Peruvian ginseng) is an edible root, similar to a turnip. It is dried and turned into a powder that can be used as a flour or turned into a porridge. Maca is traditionally used for the treatment for menopausal symptoms in women.
  • Pale yellow eriosema is a perennial herb that can be found in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. The roots of this plant have generally been used as an expectorant and diuretic in traditional medicine to treat sexual disorders in men.
  • Propolis extract is a wax-like substance, sustainably sourced from beehives. It is a substance produced by bees that is commonly used to provide protection from viruses, bacteria and fungi. Propolis is also an excellent wound healer.
  • River pumpkin (ugobho) is one of the world’s oldest plant species and it grows in most of South Africa’s provinces. It is traditionally used to remove excess fluid from the body or excess blood and the placenta in humans and cattle.
  • Sand lemon-rope (Salacia leptoclada) is a native shrub found in KwaZulu-Natal that has anti-inflammatory properties and is commonly used in traditional medicine as an aphrodisiac.
  • Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) is a species of asparagus that has long been used in traditional medicines around the world. The dried roots are used for various reproductive and hormonal issues in women, as well as to treat gastric ulcers and indigestion.
  • Small knobwood is an indigenous tree that grows across most of South Africa. The leaves produce a strong citrus smell when crushed and the tree produces an oil-rich seed contained within its fruit. It is used to treat flatulence, stomach ache, fever and even epilepsy.
  • Turmeric is a common household spice that comes from a root, similar to ginger. It has been used around the world for thousands of years as a medicinal herb. It is an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant remedy used to treat aches and pains.
  • Wild dagga (also called lion’s ear or lion’s tail) is actually part of the mint family of plants. It is native to South Africa and is known for its medicinal properties; it has strong antioxidant and heart-protecting properties. Wild dagga has no hallucinogenic effects on the mind, so the name can be misleading. 
  • White’s ginger (Mondia whitei) is a popular medicinal plant that is endemic to Africa. The roots are traditionally used to treat anorexia, stress, bilharzia and sexual dysfunction.

These Source of Health products will help to promote fertility, improve the pregnancy process and boost the immune system. They will also help to improve the overall experience of childbirth and keep expecting parents in top health condition. Our 100% natural products contain herbal concentrates and last up to 20 days for R185, making them a cost-effective option in the traditional African medicine industry. 


To learn more about African medicines and traditional plant-based remedies, please do not hesitate to contact us. Source of Health is a manufacturer of Traditional African Medicines under the brand Isiphethu Sempilo. We use biomedicine processes to create herbal remedies, combined with scientific methods to ensure the finest quality and trustworthy herbal extracts.

Source of Health offers a range of herbal products that are effective as natural remedies for pain, depression, illnesses and more. The use of medicinal plants as part of traditional African healthcare is one of the oldest and most assorted of all therapeutic systems. It has been used through the ages to maintain health, as well as to prevent, diagnose, improve or treat physical and mental illnesses.

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Disclaimer:These medicines have not been evaluated by SAHPRA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. These plants have been used in various cultures for many years, by traditional healers, to treat certain ailments.


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