What is Infertility?

Infertility is a reproductive condition in which an individual is biologically unable to contribute towards conception. It is also referred to a condition where a woman is not able to carry or sustain a pregnancy for full time. In Ayurveda, we take this problem to understand its roots. Infertility could be due to male and female factors. Ayurveda aims for a holistic approach to solve a problem. It strengthens the body’s own abilities to heal and balance the hormones. It also enhances psychological support which improves the overall life and health of the person.

Many factors affect the condition in women which affects their menstrual cycle. Fertility problems arise when impurities build up. This in turn causes a hormonal imbalance which gives rise to these problems. On the other hand, men infertility affects their sperm production. This may be because of hormonal, psychological or lifestyle related disorders. Ayurveda says that the root cause of all abnormalities in the body is because of ‘Agnimandya’ ( loss of digestive fire in the body) or due to imbalance of Doshas.

Ayurveda involves a holistic approach towards the healthy state of the reproductive tissue or the shukra dhatu.

Infertility Causes In Women

1.Ovarian factors
2.Tubal Factors (Fallopian Tubes)
3.Age-related Factors
4.Uterine problems
7.Emotional Instability
9.Poor or Bad Diet

Infertility Causes In Men

1.Increase in weight
2.Excessive Addictions
3.Celiac Disease
4.Prior Surgeries
6.Chronic Disease

Symptoms of Infertility

1.Pain During Sex
2.Dark Menstrual blood
3.Irregular or no periods
4.Low Sperm Count

Management of infertility in Ayurveda

Dietary Intake

Nutrient Play a vital role in curing the infertility issue in the Ayurvedic treatment. However, adhering to a prescribed diet can help to resolve the issue quickly. One is advised to lower their intake of spicy and salty foods. It is advisable to eat such foods which nourish your Shukra Dhatu. Some of it are:
2.Fresh Fruits
3.Whole Grains
4.Dried Fruits
5.Milk and other dairy products
One must take a Sattvic Diet to balance the Dosha’s of the body and maintain a healthy equilibrium. The food should be eaten warm to maintain ‘Agni’ or digestive fire of the body.


The ancient techniques of Ayurveda have cleansing, healing and renewal properties. Natural herbs have medicinal powers to bring holistic healing to one’s body. One can start by balancing the dosha of the body. Then following a medicine and food chart formulated by the doctor will help further to solve the infertility issue. One must detoxify the body to remove ‘AMA’ or toxins from the body.

Ayurvedic medicines

Ayurvedic medicine for improving egg quality is highly recommendable. One can nourish by combining different herbs which have great potency and high medicinal value. Herbs like Ashwagandha, Lodhra, Asoka, Kumari, Shatavari, Kapikacchu etc help tremendously to improve the quality of egg and sperm. They also help in revitalising the reproductive system to benefit women with effective ovulation, fertilization and conception. However, one should only take these herbs under the supervision of their physician.