The inability to conceive is a source of worry to most couples who are planning a child. Although most people turn to conventional medicine for help, going the Ayurvedic route can help increase the probability of conception and treat infertility with minimal side effects.

Dr. Soumya Hullannavar of EliteAyurveda here gives a glimpse of how Ayurveda functions to help couples.


How does Ayurveda work for infertility?

The ayurvedic approach, however, differs from conventional medicine. The treatment for Infertility in Ayurveda is comparable to a plant’s human conception. Therefore, the basis of the treatment of infertility in Ayurveda resembles four aspects of feeding the seed into a plant.
Condition (Sanskrit) In Plants In Human beings
Ritu Season Proper ovulation & menstrual cycle
Kshetram Fertile land Healthy uterus
Ambu Proper water & nourishment Sufficient nutrition
Beejam Quality of Seed Quality of Sperm & Ovum

Ayurvedic treatment is based on ensuring that the woman properly ovulates and develops safe ova and that the male sperm and sperm production is adequate. A key feature of Ayurvedic therapy is also ensured that both men’s and women’s reproductive bodies are balanced. Know when your fertile days are to get pregnant.

Ayurveda asserts that a person’s wellbeing is dependent on

  • A state of equilibrium for biostatic forces, or doshas Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.
  • Sapta dhatus, or the seven layers of connective tissue in the body.
  • A digestive system that is normally functioning.
  • An excretory device that operates flawlessly and
  • The integration of all senses in order to promote internal tranquillity and the reunification of body, mind, and soul.

When this balance is disrupted by poor diet and lifestyle choices, any disease or ailment will manifest. While traditional medicine may treat each partner individually, Ayurveda treats the couple seeking conception as a whole, removing toxins and restoring tranquillity and equilibrium in order to initiate conception.

The Science Behind Conception

According to Ayurveda, pregnancy is contingent upon the sperm, ovum, and uterus being in good health. For both men and women, reproductive health depends upon the health of the Shukra Dhathu, or body-generated reproductive tissue. Proper metabolic function and digestion aid in the transfer of nutrients from food towards body fluid, blood, fat, muscle, bone, and bone marrow, and finally to Shukra tissue. In females, the Shukra tissue releases the ovum as part of the menstrual cycle; in men, sexual stimulation results in the formation of semen. Shukra dhathu’s health is contingent upon the health of all other tissues and the proper functioning of the body’s metabolic processes.

What obstructs a seamless conception?

There are many physiological, psychological, and environmental factors that may affect fertility in men and women; here are a few Ayurvedic explanations for this.

The health of the reproductive organs: In women, the uterus is responsible for conception; in men, sperms are responsible for conception. However, inadequate nutrition, poor digestion, and toxic buildup in the body can prevent nutrients from reaching the uterus or turn the sperm unhealthy.

Lack of emotional connection: Having sex under duress with someone you dislike or are emotionally detached from will make it difficult to conceive. On the other hand, excessive sexual activity may result in Shukra kshaya and impotence.

Irregular diet: Eating hot, salty, or preservative-laden foods stimulates Pitta and kills Shukra or sperm.

Infection or trauma: Infertility may also occur when infection or trauma damage to the reproductive tissue.

Note: Some people may develop birth impotence.

The Treatment

Ayurvedic treatment is based on the detoxification of the body and helps every cell obtain adequate food for optimal operation, improving its conception chances. Panchakarma therapy is an aid to couples in Ayurveda.

The body gets rid of toxins by removing them through this mode of treatment. The digestive system is corrected on a micro level until detoxification is performed which also ensures that each cell in the body begins to consume proper food.

If nutrients such as vitamins and minerals enter the detoxified cells, together with digestive enzymes and an adequate amount of oxygen, each cell begins to act normally, enhancing the body’s self-healing ability, boosting immunity, and increasing chances of pregnancy.

A minimum of 21 days is required to complete the entire process.

Panchakarma Stages

Three stages include the whole panchakarma procedure.

1. Pre-procedure:

This includes numerous massages and internal medications. This allows cellular toxins to melt from their positions and either be flushed out by excessive sweating or accumulate in the intestine.

2. Precise procedure:

This is the treatment’s elimination step. Toxins are removed from the environment using a variety of treatment methods, such as

  • Sneha Vasthy or expert oil massages
  • Kashaya Vasthy, or the consumption of different Ayurvedic decoctions.
  • Virechanam, or toxin removal by purgation.
  • Nasyam is a Sanskrit word that means “purification through the nose.”
  • Vamanam, or excretion-based removal.
3. Post-procedure:

The rejuvenating stage of the treatment improves positive energy flow in the body and creates a connection between mind-body-soul, a vital element of emotional well-being that aids in conception.

Note: Panchakarma isn’t the only way of treating infertility, though. The other treatment methods are envisaged along with a panchakarma, depending on the difficulties or health conditions of the couple.


The other methods of care to ensure a smooth pregnancy are as follows:

This is a medicinal oils massage to restore doshas equilibrium. The oil used for this procedure is pre-dried with unique herbs.


This treatment includes the drinking of medical ghee to treat gastrointestinal conditions and to enhance the overall health of the digestive system.


This treatment is performed with powdered herbs and it is beneficial to relieve deep-rooted stress, increase circulation, purify muscle tissues, and ridding the excess Kapha body. This way the body sweats out toxins and lightens the dosha.


Medicated herbs & leaves were used for this massage. Cold anti-Vata leaves including Eranda (Calotropis Procera), Arka (Vitex Negundo), Rasna (Pluchea lanceolato), coconut leaves, lemon, and curcumin, are fried with herbal and bolus-bonded ingredients. The fresh leaf of Anti-Vata plants is also available. These are immersed in warm drug oils and used to massage the body. It works for various types of arthritis, spondylitis, backache and decreases soft tissue inflammation. The massage helps improve circulation in the affected region, induces suddenness which helps the skin to remove waste.


Warm rice of ‘Njavara’ or herbal decoction and milk, coated with red rice and squeezed in a bottle of cotton and body-massaged. It lasts 30-40 minutes before the entire preparation spreads uniformly throughout the body. The rice is absolutely washed away and warm oil is added once it has spread.


The body is bathed with simultaneous, gentle massage in streams of lukewarm medicated oils. Building immunity to good health, Pizhichil helps to protect the body against diseasing. For rheumatic diseases, arthritis, paralysis, and sexual weakness, it is very important.


This is an oil therapy that balances Vata. According to Ayurveda, the primary seat of Vata is Pakvasaya or the large intestine. Snehavasthi or medicated enema is then used to pacify Vata and avoid intestinal degeneration. This helps to preserve proper metabolism and improves digestion, which keeps the body healthy and well-spirited.


This is the soothing bath where you can lie in the Avagaham bath full of herbs. The corpse is a salad with medicated oil and a tubing bath with either vatahara leaves or other herbs appropriate to its condition is administered.


This is a clearing enema in which the requirements and the conditions are applied to a mixture of sweetheart, oil, herbal paste, plant decoction, and so on. This therapy removes Vata and aids in the treatment of respective conditions.


A method by which drug paste is added local or entirely, depending on the particular situation. Lepanam. When the paste dries it must be removed. The paste’s thickness depends on the need for a certain condition. People who are heat-conscious and have sensitive skin should be avoided.

Evening therapy:

Evening treatments such as thailadhara or thakradhara help minimize the build-up of emotional toxins in the body through calming techniques and massages.

Our Take

The treatment modalities and internal medicines are normally chosen according to the point, length, and constitution of the disease. Only after making a proper health assessment of the couple is a final Ayurvedic plan to treat infertility produced.

At EliteAyurveda, how is infertility treated?

There is a solution to every problem! EliteAyurveda Fertility Centre is one such team that has established many successful infertility therapies and services. With over a decade of experience, we strive to provide couples with the most advanced Ayurvedic infertility treatment choices.