Procreation is the biological process by which an individual organism produces its offspring and continues its species. It is one such process in the lifecycle of an organism, which brings with it the bliss of parenthood. However, there are couples who may be devoid of this joy.
Infertility is the state of being unable to produce offspring. Men and women suffering from infertility sometime pass through an unbearable emotional stress.
Infertility may be because of a single factor or combination of factors either in woman or in man, or in both that prevent a woman to become pregnant.
According to Ayurveda, infertility in men can be attributed to the following factors:
Congenital Abnormalities (Bija Upa Tapa)
This refers to a structural abnormalities in reproductive system.
Diseases of sperm (Sukra Dosha)
Diseases of sperm can be attributed to one or more of the following reasons:
Consumption of dry, bitter, astringent, salty, acidic and hot food may contribute to infertility in men. Alcohol and drugs may also lead to male infertility.
Overindulgence in sexual activity, untimely sexual intercourse, sexual abstinence, sleeping late at night, hectic lifestyle and other behavioral factors may sometime lead to male infertility.
Anger, fear, sorrow, anxiety and absence of mutual love can be psychological factors leading to infertility in men.
Loss of Libido (Klaibya)
Excessive worries, old age, debilitating diseases, exhaustion of sperms may lead to loss of qualitative and quantitative loss of libido.
The following factors contribute infertility in women:
Sexual dysfunctions like lack of libido, infrequent sex, exhaustion
Alcohol and drugs
Lifestyle Generated disorders
Exposure to environmental pollutants etc.
Ayurveda manuscripts suggest multiple remedies that have been used tradionally to support male and female fertility. A few of the remedies are listed here under.
No single herb increases fertility but combinations of specific herbs, along with improving the diet and lifestyle factors including reducing stress levels, may be beneficial in regulating menstrual cycles and invigorating sperm.
The following herbs have been used traditionally in Ayurveda with beneficial effects for men:
Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera)
Ashwagandha, also known as Indian Ginseng and winter cherry, is used in Ayurveda medicines for treating a variety of diseases. It has been helpful in the management of osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety, general debility, men and women infertility. In men, it may help to increase the sperm count and may work as aphrodisiac agent.
Kapikacchu beeja (Mucuna pruriens)
Kapikacchu seeds have been used traditionally in Indian natural medicine to increase sperm count. It is also suggested to work as an aphrodisiac agent and nervine tonic. It is used in Ayurveda in conditions like general body weakness, Parkinson's disease, loss of libido etc.
Amlaki (Phyllanthus emblica)
Amlaki contains antioxidants, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, polyphenols, flavones and carotenoids. It is considered as a rejuvenative herb and is the main ingredient in famous Ayurveda health supplement Chyvanprasham. It may help to restore natural functions of reproductive system and improves sperm count and fertility in men.
Shilajitu has been considered traditionally in ayurveda to offer many health benefits including relief in ulcer, anxiety, stress, infertility and supports the longevity and delay aging. It may help to improve the quality of sperms and sex drive in men.
Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)
In men, shatavari may help to improve sperm count. It may also be helpful in treatment of general sexual debility and impotence because of suggested aphrodisiac effects and hnece may increase the libido.
Jeevanthi (Myristica Fragans)
Jeevanthi contains antioxidants, trimyristin, myristicin and other volatile oils, which may help in preventing various diseases by enhancing immunity. All active principles present in Jeevanti suggested to possess antidepressant, digestive, aphrodisiac and carminative functions. Jeevanti may help men by providing proper nourishment required for the libido and optimum sperm production.
Naturals Remedies for Fertility In Female
The following herbs are mentioned in Ayurvedic texts as beneficial for women fertility:
Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)
Shatavari may help to nourishe the reproductive system in women and may support the cleanse of the blood. It may enhance female fertility and prepares the female body for conception. It may also be beneficial for women suffer from Anovulation because it is suggested to nourish the ovaries to produce ovum. It may help reduce premenstrual cramps, irritability and bloating in women. It is also considered to contain folic acid, so it is useful in anemia as well.
Asoka (Saraca asoca)
Asoka bark has been used traditionally in Ayurveda medicines to help reduce excessive bleeding, headache, leucorrhea and may help in female infertility by normalising natural menstrual cycle. It may also help in ovulation and hence prepare the uterus for implantation of fertilised egg.
Aloe vera may help in anovulation because it may help to stimulate the ovaries to produce eggs. Furthermore, it may also be beneficial in reducing pain during menstrual period and cleanses the blood flow, so it may also support removing toxins through the menstrual blood.
Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera)
In some cases, there is a difficulty to find the cause of infertility and everything looks good and appropriate. In these cases, Ayurveda believes the weakness of the uterus to implant the fertilised egg might be a possible reason for failed conception, so Ayurveda recommends the use of Ashwagandha in such cases. It may help the uterus to implant the fertilised egg and may support to maintain the pregnancy. It may also be beneficial in women suffering from frequent miscarriages.
There are many different conditions that may play role in infertility, so patient may require individualised herbal formula for correcting his/her problem. You may Consult Ayurveda at Pure Ayurved Herbal Clinic in Australia to get the customised combination of herbs in the veggie capsule, along with diet and lifestyle suggestions.
Abhyanga, Shirodhara, Marma therapy, Chakra balancing, Nasya, Basti, Pinda Svedana etc are a few body therapies that may be productive in Ayurveda Treatment of infertility. Panchkarma may also be suggested for fertililty enhancement in couples after full Ayurveda consultation.
Yoga is a great way of physical as well as mental exercises. Some breathing exercises help to reduce stress, depression, emotional trauma and increase mental and physical tolerability. Some yoga poses that may promote natural reproductive health are Legs-up-the-wall pose (viparita karani), Reclining bound angle (supta baddha konasana) and easy pose (sukhasana).
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