Best Yoruba Herbs For Fertility: Perfect Plants & Roots

It is a known fact that Yorubas are blessed with natural remedies, though you can find the herbs and plants in most places but its usage is what makes the Yoruba tribe stand out when it comes to natural medicines.

What are the best herbs for fertility? This is a common question asked by newly wedded couples, it is important to know the best herbs for fertility so as to make the best choice on time and to avoid unnecessary patronage of those who are out there to make money off you.

One of the unknown functions and benefits of plants or the benefits of herbs is to help enhance fertility in women and men. What plants are beneficial for regulating hormonal cycles? What herbs are recommended to boost fertility in males? What are the best herbs to boost fertility in females?

In today’s article, we have highlighted the best herbs to boost fertility, listing their scientific name (botanical names) and also in the common Yoruba language as Yoruba is a language that gains grounds in Nigeria.

Natural remedies are a trend that has stomped on with excellent results. Not only the herbs that are known exclusively as medicinal are beneficial to our health. Within the multiple functionalities of these, they help us regulate hormonal cycles and promote conception.

In fact, the most popular and beneficial herbs are those known as “garden weeds”; you can easily find them around you and are also rich in phytochemicals with rejuvenating effects on cells. What plants help you boost fertility? Find out below.

Best Yoruba Herbs To Boost Fertility

Without taking much time we will list the top best Yoruba herbs and plants that will help you combat infertility and this applies to both men and women. If you’ve been wanting to know how to treat infertility with natural remedies here we go.

1. Ewe Eepin (Ficus Exersperata)

As properly called in Yoruba, Ewe Eepin is a natural plant that grows in our garden, its botanical name is “Ficus Exersperata”, it is a little tree that has some figs on it. Most people see this every day but do not know what it works for. You can use Ewe Eepin to boost fertility, known as one of the most effective plants to boost fertility. The leaves have a rough surface just like sandpaper and some people use it to scrub the carbon on the outer part of cooking pots. This plant in Igbo is called Anwerenwa and called Ameme in Edo language.

2. Epakun (Curculigo Pilosa)

If you want to get pregnant on time without emptying your bank account and going through stress then you want to give Epakun a trial, Epakun is a Yoruba named herb that has been proven to be very effective in the treatment of infertility, it is also called the Indian Spinach and its botanical name “Curculigo Pilosa”.

3. Ekuya (Cleome Viscose)

This is popularly known as Consumption weed and it is also one of the best Yoruba herbs to treat infertility. Ekuya has other medical usefulness.

4. Asuwon Oyinbo (Cassia Alata)

Cassia Alata or Senna alata are both from the family “Fabaceae”, to save you the stress it is a plant with a yellowish flower and popularly called Asuwon Oyinbo in Yoruba. It works miraculously for fertility and also zee mays which is known as Agbado in Yoruba language.

5. Ewe Eepin and Ginger (Zingiber Officinale)

Ginger is a root that most people use to spice up their food but some don’t use it due to many reasons but the fact is Ginger when used together with Eepin can be used to treat infertility. Ginger as a root is medicinal but when used with Eepin then you have better chances of boosting your fertility.

6. Irugbin Egusi (Citrullus Lanatus)

The popular Egusi seed is also known to be very effective in the treatment of infertility, Egusi is a famous soup in Nigeria and Africa at large. This Egusi seed is very good in treating a lot of ailments aside from boosting fertility, it is also used to treat internal heat and mostly recommended by Yoruba trado-medical doctors.

7. Oju-eja (Mallotus Oppositifolius)

Mallotus oppositifolius is a plant species mostly found in Africa and Madagascar. In Yoruba it is called Oju-eja or Ewe Jeja. This plant helps women to conceive and is used all through Nigeria and Africa at large.

8. Egbo Igi Agbon (Cocos Nucifera)

The popular Coconut with the botanical name “Cocos nucifera” is very effective for the treatment of infertility. Egbo in Yoruba means root, the root is used to treat infertility and also uterine diseases.

9. Etiponla (Boerhavia Diffusa)

This is popularly known as “Hogweed” in English language and in Yoruba known as Etiponla, the Igbos call it Azeigwe while the Hausas call it Babba-Juju. This herb is mainly used to treat infertility in females and also proven to be effective in reducing menstrual pains. This herb calms the hormones in the body and normalizes its functions. It is also used by some to prepare local vegetable soups.

10. Ako Bolobolo (Triumfetta rhomboidea)

Triumfetta rhomboidea is commonly known as Chinese bur or diamond burbark and in Yoruba language, it is known as Ako Bolobolo, this is a shrub that is extensively naturalised in tropical regions. Ako Bolobolo is used to treat infertility by the Yoruba herbalists, it is also used in other parts of the country and the Hausas call it Yanka-Dafi. It is also very effective for the proper and rapid growth of the foetus.


As you can see the listed herbs and plants for fertility treatment are well loaded, I believe most of them are known but the problem is we do not know what they are used for. Some have particularly known usefulness but not known to be a remedy for infertility. We advise if you find yourself in a situation where there is a need for using these herbs, make sure you meet the right people who actually know how to collect, prepare and give dosage to the herbs, preferably the Elewe Omos or the Herbalist (Traditional doctors).

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