Infertility treatment in ayurveda

Cases of infertility and impotency have been on a rise in the past decades and mostly specific reason can never be attached to these conditions.

Lifestyle changes are mostly deemed as the reason for increasing infertility in our society.

After struggling for many years, couples today turn towards alternative treatment options and ayurvedic treatment has delivered results in many cases of infertility.

Why infertility? Ayurveda says:

By the lessons of Ayurveda, when a person’s reproductive tissue or Shukra dhatu (ayurvedic terminology), remains devoid of nutrition that infertility occurs.

The deprivation of nutrients to the reproductive tissue can be due to poor digestion or because of the presence of certain toxins in the body.

Some of the other causes of infertility according to Ayurveda are:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Spicy and Salty food

Ayurvedic Treatments:

Ayurveda is known as the science of life actually takes an all-encompassing view about an individual’s health and not only attend the individual ailment, but the entire body as a whole.

The core of the Ayurvedic treatment for infertility resides in taking necessary steps to ensure that the proper conversion of food into nutrients which in turn can be assimilated by the ‘shukra dhatu’. Some of the widely implemented treatment for infertility are:

  • Swedana

This is a process used by Ayurvedic healers to flush toxins out of the body.

This is done by making the body of patients suffering from infertility to sweat out the toxins with the help of heavy wrap-around or blankets or exercises.

  • Vamana

Vamana can appear as a rather tiresome process for the patients, but it’s results are undoubted.

This process aims at detoxing the body too – but this particular therapy induces the body to vomit and thus rid the body of undigested food and the toxins precipitated over a long time .

  • Banyan Tree Bark:

Several Ayurvedic practitioners are also seen to prescribe the ingestion of tree bark of banyan tree, dried and powdered and mixed with sugar.

Diet suggestions by Ayurveda:

As said in the beginning, Ayurveda always aims at the overall well-being of a person and not the individual ailment alone, and hence every treatment brings along a set of diet regulations too.

A person dealing with infertility of all conditions have to follow a strict diet. Along with avoiding spicy and excessively salty preparations, Ayurveda recommends adding the following in their diet too:

  • Almonds
  • Fresh Vegetables
  • Whole Grains
  • Dairy products such as milk
  • Fresh Fruits
  • Dried Fruits

All these foods help impart essential nutrition to the Shukra dhatu, helping the individual to conceive.

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