A couple unable to conceive even after unprotected intercourse or inability to carry pregnancy till the full term is known as infertility. As per Ayurveda, important factors of constituents of ‘Garbha’ (Foetus) are:-
- Ritu (Fertile Period)
- Kshetra (Reproductive Organs)
- Ambu (Nutritive Fluids)
- Beej (Ovum)- also healthy psychological status, normal functioning of Vata-one of the governing factor of body, ‘Shadbhava’ (6 factors- Mother, Father, Aatma, Satva, Satmya, Rasa). Any abnormality in these factors causes infertility.
Diet plays a crucial role in the prevention and cure of diseases and in the maintenance of good health. As per Ayurveda, food affects the mind also by causing either an increase or decrease in the 3 qualities of the mind- Rajo guna, Satva guna and Tamo guna. In Ayurveda, it is believed that if dietetics is properly followed, medicine is not required but if dietetics is not observed, even medicines are not useful. Dietary management involves strict compliance and adherence to ‘Ojas’ building foods and avoiding the substances which diminish the ‘Ojas’. This is important to regulate ovulation and enhances fertilization and uterine health.
Ayurvedic Dietary plans improve overall health by balancing your Doshas (Vata-Pitta-Kapha). Hormonal imbalances improve, and one feels more energetic with the overall improvement in mental and physical health. It is also advisable to incorporate ‘Yoga Asanas’ in your lifestyle for improving fertility in both men and women. One can also opt for Ayurvedic Medicinal Consultation along with Dietary Program (After discussing with a doctor).
Dr. Tanju Khurana
18+ Years of Experience
BAMS (Ayurvedacharya), PGDND (Ayurvedic Diet and Nutrition)
Certifications In Panchkarma, Nadi Pariksha (Pulse Diagnosis), Marma Therapy, CNCC.