Ayurvedic Medicine For Female Infertility
Ovulation disorder is the most common factor for female infertility. This is often due to an alteration in the reproductive system involves the hypothalamus (a region of the brain), the pituitary gland, adrenal glands, thyroid gland, ovaries and uterus. This cycle may be disrupted using standard traditional ayurvedic formulations such as Chandraprabha Vati, Yograj Guggulu, and Dashmoolarishta Ashokarishta. Herbal medicines useful in this disease are:
1.Ashoka (Saraca indica)
2.Dashmool (Ten Roots)
3.Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)
4.Aloe (Aloe vera)
6.Hirabol (Commiphora myrrh)
7.Harmal (Paganum harmala)
Diseases & Cure
a.Ovulation problems caused by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can be treated with Latakaranj (Caesalpinia crista), Varun (Crataeva nuevula) Kanchnaar (Bauhinia variegata) and Guggulu.
b.Thyroid gland disorders are treated with Arogya Vardhini, Guggulu Guggulu and Punarnava Kanchnaar.
c.Adrenal gland disorders are treated with Gokshuradi Guggulu, Gomutra Haritaki, Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Saariva (Hemidesmus indicus) and Deodar (Cedrus deodara).
d.Tumors of the pituitary gland (which secrete excess prolactin) may be treated with Kanchnaar Guggulu, Panch Tikta Ghruta Guggulu, Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Mogra (Jasminum Sambac) and Musta (Cyperus rotundus).
e.Diabetes is treated with medications like Gudmar (Gymnema sylvestre) and Amalaki. Obesity is treated with Medohar Guggulu, Amalaki, Psyllium (Plantago ovata) and Lashuna (Allium sativum).
f.Psychological stress is treated using Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), jatamansi (jatamansi Nardostachys) and Vacha (Acorus calamus). Excessive exercise and weight loss can also lead to problems with ovulation.
g.Premature ovarian failure (POF), though relatively rare, is a major cause of female infertility. This condition can be treated using Ashoka, dashmool, Chandraprabha, Shatavari, Guduchi and Jeevanti (Leptadania reticulata). These drugs can be given in addition to hormone replacement therapy.
h.Blocked fallopian tubes, adhesions (scar tissue) and pelvic inflammatory disease can also result in infertility. Medicines like Kaishor Guggulu, Triphala Guggulu, Guduchi, Kutki (Picrorrhiza kurroa) and Punarnava can be used in these conditions. A treatment modality called "Uttar-Basti" can also be used for blocked tubes and adhesions minimum. Large fibroids and severe structural abnormalities are best treated surgically.
i.Cervical mucus sperm can react with either blocking penetration (usually due to infection) or kill sperm (due to the presence of antibodies). These conditions can be treated with herbal medicines as Vata (Ficus bengalensis), Ashwatha (Ficus religiosa), Udumbara (Ficus glomerata), Plaksha (Ficus infectora) Shirisha (Albizia Lebec), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Yashtimadhuk ( Glycerrhiza glabra), Saariva and Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia).
j.Women who are underweight or have a small uterus, underdeveloped or cervix may be treated with medications such as Shatavari, Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Vidarikand (Pueraria tuberosa), Ksheervidari (Ipomoea digitata), Bala (Sida cordifolia), Samudrashok (Argyria speciosa), Nagbala (Grewia hirsuta), Shrungatak (Trapa natans) and Yashtimadhuk.
k.Some women do conceive, but are unable to hold the pregnancy to term. This can occur due to an incompetent os (opening weak cervix - the mouth of the uterus), genetic abnormalities in the fetus (fetus), or by an immune reaction to infection (generally known as TORCH infections). Surgical ligation, along with other treatments and complete bed rest, usually deals with an operating system incompetent. Immunomodulatory therapy can be given using Guduchi, Kantakari (Solanum xanthocarpum) Brihati (Solanum indicum), Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), Bhrungraj (Eclipta alba), Yashtimadhuk, Pippali (Piper longum), Bharangi (Clerodendrum serriatum) Padmakashtha (Prunus cerasoides ) Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata) and Manjishtha.
The ancient Ayurvedic texts mention several herbal formulations that can occur throughout the nine months of pregnancy to prevent abortion and help the healthy growth of the fetus optimal. Known physical and organ defects and genetic abnormalities that run in the family, can address the use of these drugs several months before attempting conception. For example, some couples may want to improve skin color, height or intelligence, and others may want to avoid heart disease and lung problems such as asthma, in their future children. Even healthy couples can make use of such herbal formulations.
This,a brief description of the various causes of female infertility and their Ayurvedic herbal treatment.