Ayurvedic treatment for infertility

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jul 04, 2015

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  • Swednam helps remove impurities.
  • Panchkarma eradicates toxins.
  • Vamanam treats gastro-intestinal track.
  • Virechanam treats infertility by herbal medicines.

Infertility refers to the biological inability of a person to contribute to conception. Commonly women’s inability to conceive is regarded to be infertility. However, both men and women can develop the problem of infertility. It is mainly caused when the reproductive tissues lack proper nutrition. This can happen due to obstruction due to toxins, poor digestion or by lack of nutrition.

Purification treatment (Panchakarma)

Purification therapy of Ayurveda is meant for getting rid of the toxin build ups that blocks nutritional flow to tissues. Panchakarma is carried out in two phase i.e. pre-purification and final purification therapy.

Pre-purification therapy for infertility: Pre-purification therapy works for loosening the toxins and opening the circulation channels. It adapts two methods to cure infertility by flushing off the impurities.


It is a purva karma treatment for infertility which requires oral intake of sesam oil along with medicated ghee for certain number of days. This helps in flushing out toxins from the body. Some of the ingredients use to make this medicated ghee includes tribhala, amaltas, guggul, ginger, neem, onion and chopchini.

Ayurveda for infertility


In swedanam the person is made to perspire for getting rid of impurities through sweat glands. This therapy is very helpful in curing vata dosh and can be done either by external application of heat or through a heat chamber with medicated steam.

Main purification therapy for infertility

The main panchakarma aims eradication of toxins that were loosened in the pre-purification therapy. Main purification therapies are highly potential methods and need to be done by an expert.


Here the vitiated doshas (or waste products) are treated through upper gastro-intestinal track. Also known as therapeutic vomiting it helps to clean Kapha, undigested food and Pitta. Emetic nut, liquorices and sweet flag are use in vamanam.


Here infertility is treated by herbal medicines that lead to elimination of waste via anal route.

Ayurveda for infertility


It is very effective in curing infertility and is highly recommended by experts. In vasthi accumulated toxins and metabolic wastes are eliminated by inducing medicines through anal route.

Ayurvedic mdicines for infertility

Kashayams, Arishtams and Lehyams are commonly prescribed for infertility. These oral medications are extracted from pure medicinal herbs, leaves and spices.

Ingredients included in prepration of ayurvedic medicine of infertility include:

  • guggulu, cumin (to purify urinary tract in men and uterus in women)
  • turmeric (facilitate interaction between hormones and the target tissues)
  • sesame seeds
  • piper longum
  • fenugreek
  • sarsaparilla
  • black cumin

Alteration in diet

Fresh organic food and herbs improve the seven shukra dhattus increases chance of conceiving by improving overall sexual health. Include whole grains and dairy proteins in your diet. Taking juices of beetroot, carrot and cucumber during and after treatment of infertility is helpful.

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