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 dosbas, can be
successfully treated by Ayurvedic medicines.
Phala Kalyan ghrita is 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. Shilajit is one of the
most effective drugs for the cure of sterility. In a dose of one
teaspoonful, twice daily.
Bala is 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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