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Ayurvedic Treatment for Infertility in Female - Causes, Symptoms

A happy married couple expect their journey to complete with a beautiful smile of baby, having an uneventful journey of pregnancy but due to today's lifestyle, hectic work pressure, mismanagement of diet, physical and emotional causes results in infertility. Infertility is inability to conceive after one year of regular, unprotected sex for women before age of 35.

What are the causes of female infertility?

Female Infertility Treatment is done both by male and female factors. Some couples will be having unexplained infertility.
Common causes of female infertility are

  • Tubal blockage, block in fallopian tubes due to pelvic inflammatory disease or other factors.
  • Uterine polyps, fibroids in uterus, septum.
  • Thyroid and PCOD issues, hampers healthy ovulation.
  • As the age increases quality of the egg decreases for fertilization.
  • Obesity
  • Endometriosis
  • Smoking, excessive alcohol intake
  • Underweight
  • Sexually transmitted infections

What are the symptoms that indicates infertility?

  • Symptoms of hormonal changes
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Excessive bleeding or absence of periods
  • Sudden weight gain
  • Painful periods

Ayurveda Treatment Approach for Female Infertility:

Ayurveda treatment for female Infertility aims at the root cause of the infertility. If there is  structural abnormality, ayurveda helps for supporting treatment.
If the infertility causes is due to hormonal changes, PCOD, infections, lifestyle changes, weight, ovulation issues, then Ayurveda treatment treats the root cause of all the doshas so one can conceive naturally for uneventful journey of pregnancy.

According to Ayurveda four elements play an important role for conception

  • Rutu    Season, that is fertile period in women ovulation period for conception.
  • Kshetra  Fertile land, healthy uterus with out any ailments for implantation 
  • Ambu  Water in the form of nutrition, good nutritional supplement to foetus.
  • Beeja  Healthy egg, that is healthy sperm and ovum for fertilization. 

So if all the four elements are in healthy balanced state, then conception happens. So Ayurveda treatment approach is to maintain the four elements to prevent and treat infertility.
Treatment according to Dosha include panchakarma following Dinacharya, Shamana aushadis, rasayana aushadis.

  • Snehana with medicated ghrita 
  • Swedana
  • Vamana
  • Virechana
  • Anuvasana vasti
  • Niruha vasti
  • Uttara vasti
  • Then oral medication is advised.
  • Rasayana aushadis advised.

 Panchakarma procedure improves uterus health, regulates the hormones, and production of healthy ovum.

Do's and Don'ts


  • Plan a healthy life style.
  • Intake of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables.
  • Food intake at proper time.
  • Practice yoga and pranayama .
  • Walking 30 min daily
  • Proper sleep at night
  • Nuts intake
  • Early morning sunlight exposure


  • Sugar and salty snacks intake.
  • Junk food intake
  • Tea, coffee, tinned juices
  • Smoking, alcohol
  • Lack of exercise
  • Increased screen time
  • Fat, fried food , cheese 
  • Ready to eat packed food
  • Bakery food

Important Ayurvedic herbs for female infertility

  • Ashoka   Ashoka balance hormones, removes toxins from body, good for uterus health.
  • Ashwagandha  Ashwagandha acts as rasayana, boosting immunity, reduces stress caused due to hormonal changes.
  • Shatavari Shatavari acts as aphrodisiac  for the conception, by reducing reproductive system problems 
  • Guduchi Guduchi normalises monthly menstrual cycle, reduces painful menstruation, strengthens uterus, boosts immunity.
  • Amalaki  Amalaki balance hormonal changes, stimulates ovulation, helps for conception.

Home remedies for preventing infertility and treating in initial stage

  •  Including sesame seeds in diet.
  •  Soak methi seeds in water overnight have early morning having stomach empty.
  •  Having cow ghee in diet.
  •  Intake of 1/4tsp of pure turmeric powder with warm cow milk once in a day
  •  Ginger tea intake , boiling ginger in water
  •  Diet plan that includes fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts is the main home remedy

Role of yoga in infertility
Yoga is the way of living life that brings back health both mentally and physically in a right path. In infertility yoga plays a major role to balance the vitiated doshas that is hormones, for healthy ovulation, reduces menstrual cramps and flow, builds Uterus strength.

  • Surya namaskar
  • Padahastasana
  • Ushtrasan
  • Matsyasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Halasana


  • Kapala bhati
  • Nadi shuddhi
  • Bhramari 

In this state it relieves stress, boosts confidence, reduces anxiety and maintains physical well-being. Therefore, in many cases, changes in diet and lifestyle can take things under control in order to overcome infertility and support a peaceful pregnancy journey.

Diet is a major contributor to health problems, so a balanced diet, a stress-free routine, yoga, daily walking and proper sleep are important. These lifestyle changes will undoubtedly lead to healthier outcomes and keep you in balance.