As you know, the union of sperm and ovum and
the implantation of the foetus in the wall of the uterus leads
to pregnancy. For its proper development, the foetus needs
adequate and correct nourishment - provided through the mother's
umbilical chord. The mother therefore should be free from
disease during the entire period of pregnancy - through
conception and gestation. Sterility in females is thus a result
of either the impairment of the ovary, uterus, fallopian tubes,
or hormones controlling the functions of these organs as well as
diseases suffered by the would-be mother.
Defects in the genital organs may be
structural (organic) or functional. To correct the organic
defects, surgical measures have to be taken. Functional defects
of the organs, termed bandbyatva in Ayurveda and caused by the
simultaneous aggravation of all the three doshas, can be
successfully treated by Ayurvedic medicines.
Phala Kalyan ghrita
Very effective in the treatment of this condition. Mixed with
milk, it is given to the patient in a dose of two teaspoonfuls
twice daily on an empty stomach. Vanga Bhasma is the medicine of
choice for the treatment of this condition - given to the
patient in a dose of 0.125 gm. twice daily, mixed with honey.
Shilajeet is one of the most effective drugs for the cure of
sterility. In a dose of one teaspoonful, twice daily.
Used both locally and internally. The root of this plant is
boiled in oil and milk. It is used with lukewarm water as a
douche. Nis brings about a change in the mucous membrane of the
genital tract that aids the effective combination of ovum and
sperm in the uterus. This medicated oil is also used internally
in a dose of one teaspoonful in the morning with a cup of milk.
Banyan Roots :
The tender roots of the banyan tree are one of the valuable
remedies found beneficial in the treatment of female sterility
where there are no organic defects or congenital deformities.
The roots should be dried in the shade and finely powdered.
About 20gms of powder should be mixed with milk, which should be
five times the weight of the powder, and taken at night - for
three consecutive nights after the monthly periods are over.
Jambul Leaves :
An infusion of the fresh tender leaves of the jambul tree is an
excellent remedy in such cases. The infusion can be prepared by
pouring 250ml of boiling water over 20gms of fresh jambul leaves
and allowing it to steep for two hour. The infusion can be taken
with either two-teaspoonfuls of honey or 200 ml of buttermilk.
Winter Cherry :
This herb is another valuable and helpful remedy. The herb
should be powdered and six grams of this powder should be taken
with one cup of milk for five to six nights after menstruation.
Certain nutrients, especially vitamins C
& E and zinc, when supplemented into the diet have been
found helpful in some cases of sterility.
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