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Ayurvedic Herbs For Fertility Remedies

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What is infertility?

Infertility is the failure of a couple to conceive a pregnancy after trying to do so for at least one year. In primary infertility, pregnancy has not occurred. In secondary infertility, both members of the couple have already guessed, but aren’t able to conceive again after a full year of trying. In the event that you and your partner are fighting to have a baby, you aren’t alone. In US, 10% to 15% of couples are infertile. Infertility is defined as not being able to get pregnant despite having regular, unprotected sex for at least a year for most couples.

Infertility may result from a issue with you or your spouse, or a combination of factors that prevent pregnancy. Fortunately, there are plenty of safe and effective remedies that greatly improve your chances of becoming pregnant.

Approximately 20 percent of couples struggle with infertility at any specific time. Some studies blame this expansion on social phenomena, including the tendency for marriage and starting a family to occur in a later age. For women, fertility decreases with increasing age, particularly after 35 years.

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How does Ayurveda view Infertility?

The traditional Ayurveda practices explain the concept of ‘Garbha Samskara’ for a healthy progeny. preconception care, conception methods and pregnancy and post-natal care are explained in detail in the Ayurveda classics. Ayurveda supports planned pregnancy because Planned pregnancy makes the couple well prepared physically, psychologically, socially and emotionally for future events during and after birth. Hence, the concept of garbha Samskara in a planned pregnancy has increasingly gained popularity.1

Ayurveda gives natural, scientific, age-old and simplified methods of obtaining a healthy progeny. By adopting these simple methods, rules and restrictions one will be able to procure a desirable and healthy progeny, with strength, vigor and longevity.

Ayurveda advises the following for a healthy progeny –

  • – Best of male and female gamete (sperm and ovum – through purification) following regimes before conception

  • –  atma, suddha garbhashaya,proper kala (ritukala) and 

  • – observing garbhini paricharya properly 

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Ayurvedic Pregnancy Diet

Ayurveda has given great importance to diet of pregnant woman. The interesting fact is that the diet is not just based on the need for the pregnant woman but also by the fetus, which is advised month wise. And this month wise pattern of diet is called as ‘Masanumasik patya’.

This Masanumasik Pathya is suggested according to the month & by the need of fetal development.

Let us look at the symptoms and diet advised in each Trimester in detail. 2

First Trimester 

Symptoms 

Diet

Nausea and Vomiting 

Madhura (Sweet), shita (Cold), drava (liquid), which will prevent dehydration & supply required nourishment.

 

Second Trimester 

Features

Diet

Development of muscles and organs of the fetus

Foods rich in proteins

 

Third Trimester

Symptoms

Diet

Constipation, Retention of water and preparation of genital tract for delivery

Pathyas advised are diuretics 

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  • In all the three trimesters use of milk, ghee and honey is advised. 

     

    Pregnant women should follow a careful regimen of diet and regimen during pregnancy. This Regimen is known as Garbhini Paricharya or Pregnancy Care. Ayurveda advises the intake of herbs in each month to ensure safe and healthy pregnancy and delivery. 4

    Month

    Diet

    Herbs

    First Month

    Cold milk in small quantity but frequently. Mathur (sweet), Sheet (cooling to the body) and liquid diet is preferred in first month for maintenance of the fetus.

    • Jeshthamadhu with white sandalwood powder, red sandalwood powder in cow’s milk.

    • Jeshthamadha, Sariva, Ksheerkakoli, Devdaru (Cedrus deodara) in milk.

    Second Month

    Cold milk in small quantity but frequently Madhur, sheet and liquid diet like milk, coconut water, fruit juices, peya, kanji which has not become sour

    Avoid – Pineapple, Papaya, Sugarcane.

    • Ashmantaka (Apta), tila, Pippali (Piper longum), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia) Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus). These are taken in the same quantity and a Kashaya (decoction) is prepared and taken with milk and sugar.

    • Lotus stem, lotus, bel fruit, Camphor and Goat milk and buttermilk with Naga kesara.

    Third Month 

    Rice with milk or Ghee (clarified butter) and honey in unequal quantity with milk and same type of fruit juices that are told in 2nd month.

    • Vrikshadani, Ksheerkakolki, Priyangu, Sariva. 

    • Sugar, Nagkeshar Milk 

    • Sandalwood powder, Khus, lotus, cold water with milk.

    Fourth Month 

    Butter taken out of milk, Rice with curds, fruit juice, coconut water, Hridya Fruits viz. Mango, watermelon, white pumpkin, yellow pumpkin, snake gourd (chichinda) Berry, pomegranate, Amratak (Ambada)

    • Sariva, Rasna, Bharangi or Jeshthamadhu decoction

    Fifth Month

    Rice and mi