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Are you having difficulty conceiving? You are not alone. A study published in December 2018 reported that 8 to 12% of reproductive-aged partners experience infertility worldwide.

This study found that 50% of the cases were due to male problems. They also noted that female fertility begins to decline around age 25 to 30 years.

This can be a heart-wrenching experience. There are many approaches aimed at trying to resolve this issue. This article will focus on Ayurvedic treatment for infertility. Keep reading to learn more.

How is Infertility Defined?

This is a difficult question to answer. The World Health Organization has described three different approaches to defining infertility.

Clinical Definition

Infertility involves a disease process in the reproductive system. A diagnosis of infertility isn’t made until after 12 months of failed conception.

During this time, the couple must have had regular, unprotected sexual intercourse. At this point, testing of the partners may begin to determine possible causes.

Demographic Definition

Failure to become and maintain a pregnancy after five years among those 15 to 49 years of age. The couple must have a consistent union status without contraceptives and have an ongoing desire for pregnancy. The woman must also not be breastfeeding during this time.

Epidemiological definition

Women between the ages of 15 and 49 who report unsuccessful achievement of pregnancy after two or more years. She must be sexually active without contraception. She may also not breastfeed during this time.

Understanding Panchamahabhutas

Pancha mahabhutas describes nature’s five primary elements. Ayurveda follows the belief that these basic elements are present in the universe. The five elements are Akasa (space/ether), Vayu (air), Thejus (fire), ap (water), and Prithvi (earth).

People and nature are one. There is no separation. There is a connection between the whole universe and the universe within you.

The panchamahabhutas encompasses our body, mind, and everything around us.

The body is composed and supported by doshas, dhatus, and malas. Dhatus comprises the major physical aspects of the body. This includes the cells, tissues, organs, bones, membranes, sheath, fats, and skin.

The dhatus may be normal or abnormal. The Prasanna rupa is the normal form. Mala rupa describes the abnormal form.

Mala rupa acts as a toxin causing the body to respond negatively. Shukra refers to the tissues of the reproductive system. If this takes an abnormal form, then becoming pregnant may be a problem.

Causes of Infertility

Ayurveda teaches that the last tissues created in the body were the reproductive tissues or Shukra dhatu. The health of the reproductive system depends on a specific series of transformations. When all steps occur properly, these tissues become refined and balanced.

Several problems can interrupt this process. These include poor nourishment, toxins, and anything that interferes with a step in the process.

For example, fertility problems may arise when impurities build up. This may be due to:

  • An unhealthy diet
  • Digestive problems
  • Inconsistent lifestyle
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Spicy and salty food
  • Other environmental factors

When this occurs, steps must be taken to remove impurities and re-establish the normal steps of the reproductive process.

What Is Ayurvedic Treatment for Infertility?

When using an Ayurvedic approach to infertility, the body is viewed holistically. It’s not separated into parts. Your Ayurvedic practitioner will ask many questions to guide the diagnostic process.

Treatment begins when the doctor determines what is interfering with the fertility process. The intervention focuses on reestablishing the proper transformation of food into nutrients. Thus, the nutrients can then move to the Shukra dhatu.

Infertility treatments include:

Panchakarma

Before you can produce healthy sperm and eggs, it’s important that you balance the doshas. Panchakarma detoxifies your body to achieve this balance.

Pathya apathya sevana must be observed by both partners. Neither should drink alcohol, smoke, eat unhealthy foods or participate in toxic activities.

Becoming physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy before conceiving increases your baby’s health.

Banyan Tree Bark

The practitioner may prescribe a powder created from dried banyan tree bark. This powder is mixed with sugar. You should take about 17 to 18 gams every morning for two months.

Ashwagandha Churna And Kapikacchu

These medications are prescribed for the male partner. They help increase sperm count and quality. You should take this with milk each day.

Phala Gritam

Female partners may have Phala Gritam prescribed for infertility. You mix the medicated ghee, a liquefied butter, with milk and drink it in the morning. This works to treat the functional, not structural damages associated with infertility.

Guduchi, Gokshura, And Triphala Churna

These medications remove blockages in the body that interfere with the production of Shukra dhatu.

Shatavari

Women may have Shatavari prescribed to treat their infertility. This is Asparagus Racemosus, a tonic that you drink.

Ayurveda Diet Recommendations

Nutrition plays a large role in Ayurveda infertility treatment. Adhering to diet recommendations can help resolve problems with infertility. You should avoid spicy and extra salty foods.

The following is a list of food choices to include in your diet:

  • Almonds
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Milk and other dairy products
  • Dried fruits

Each of these foods helps to nourish the Shukra dhatu. Thus, this diet can enhance your fertility.

Are You Interested in Exploring Ayurvedic Treatment?

This approach to health care may be new to you. If you are experiencing infertility problems, you may wish to look for a different approach. Ayurvedic treatment for infertility may be the right choice for you.

At Ayurherbs Ayurveda Clinic, we believe that natural herbs have the power to bring holistic healing. We offer pure Ayurvedic techniques with natural herbs. Our goal is to increase awareness of the benefits of Ayurveda.

This ancient method of health intervention offers cleansing, healing, and renewal. It combines Ayuh, life or life Span with Veda, Scientia or science, understanding, and knowledge.

Contact us today to ask questions and learn more about our services.

Dr. Stomy Jose

Dr Stomy Jose (BAMS, MD) is the founder of the Ayurherbs Ayurveda Clinic Melbourne, Australia. She brings over one and half decades of clinical experience into her current role. She is a frequent blogger, as well as a regular speaker at global Ayurveda and wellness events. She has also worked on many Ayurveda research projects, and previously served as an assistant professor at a top Ayurveda medical college in India. You can find her on LinkedIn or on Twitter.

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