Can a mixture of garlic, turmeric, ginger & clove help women conceive?

A Facebook post claiming that a mixture of garlic, turmeric, ginger, and clove can help women conceive is doing the rounds of social media.

By Sunanda Naik  Published on  30 Nov 2022 6:03 AM GMT
Can a mixture of garlic, turmeric, ginger & clove help women conceive?

Hyderabad: A Facebook post claiming that a mixture of garlic, turmeric, ginger, and clove can help women conceive is doing the rounds of social media. It is also being claimed that the mixture regulates the menstrual cycle.

This post has had an impact on a lot of women around the world who are trying to conceive. NewsMeter found a post by a Facebook user who had posted a photo of the mixture and written, "My clove, garlic, ginger and tumeric combo.....Just soaked it today.....Can't wait to use it and share my testimonies here (sic)."

Moreover, we also found the same information in an article by 247 Media.

FACT CHECK

NewsMeter could not find any scientific study to prove the efficacy of the herb mix to improve fertility. Moreover, we reached out to Dr. Jaheerunnisha, consultant nutritionist at Renova Hospitals, who said:

• Garlic will help to stimulate ovulation and prevent chromosal defects.

• Woman who regularly include garlic in their diet can help to conceive.

• Combination of ginger and clove can help burn fat. People who are obese or overweight can for this.

• Turmeric helps to boost your immunity, fight seasonal infections.

"The combination of garlic, ginger, turmeric, and clove might help a women conceive by aiding other aspects like regulating menstrual cycle and increasing libido but there is no evidence that it could directly induce pregnancy," Dr. Jaheerunnisha concluded.

We also spoke to our expert Dr. M Gayathri, consultant clinical dietician at Apollo Hospitals, who said, "Garlic, ginger, turmeric, and cloves are immune boosters. Cloves helps in regularising the menstrual cycle. Turmeric acts like an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory medicine. Garlic improves immunity. Ginger helps in controlling blood pressure, cough, and aids in proper digestion. Ginger and garlic help in controlling heart diseases. These have anti-cancer effects. Ginger helps in relieving menstrual pain. It can be added to a cup of tea. It also reduces the risk of diabetes. These spice and herbs act as fat burners especially in the abdomen area. It also helps in weight loss. It acts as a sex enhancer. To get more effective results these can be taken on an empty stomach in liquid form."

It is evident that though these spices are found to be really beneficial individually, there is no evidence to prove this tonic will help women conceive. Hence, the claim is false.

Claim Review:A mixture of garlic, turmeric, ginger & clove help women conceive.
Claimed By:Social media user
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:facebook
Claim Fact Check:False
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