Ayurvedic Diet and Lifestyle Changes to Cure Infertility

Dr. Amritha Mohan B.A.M.S

Infertility is a medical condition characterised by the inability to conceive or achieve a pregnancy after a year of regular unprotected sexual intercourse. Both men and women can experience infertility, and it can be caused by a variety of factors.Ayurveda views infertility as a complex issue that various factors, including imbalance in the doshas, poor digestion, and accumulation of toxins can influence.

Ayurvedic Dietary Guidelines

 Ayurveda explains that infertility can be caused by a variety of leading factors such as:  

  • Inadequate nutrition, poor digestion or a toxic build-up in the body causing specific ailments.  
  • Low sperm count due to overeating spicy, salty and hot food.  
  • Infections or injuries to the reproductive organs.  
  • Overindulgence in sexual activity.  
  • Overly excessive control of sexual urges for extended periods.  
  • Genetics or hereditary predispositions.  

Busy, career-driven women living and working in cities are increasingly experiencing a number of these factors, exacerbated by heavy stress, an over-stimulated adrenal system, exposure to environmental pollutants, and a diet which lacks the nourishment needed to facilitate fertility. Their symptoms can be worsened by time spent in masculine work settings, disconnected from divine feminine energies.Male infertility can be caused by various conditions that impair sperm production or ejaculation, hormonal imbalance, tubular defects, and testicular cancer. According to Ayurvedic teachings, all of these conditions can be caused by a Dosha imbalance of Vata, Pitta or Kapha. 

Foods to include 

Some general dietary guidelines that may be considered for Ayurvedic infertility management:

  • Whole Grains:Include whole grains like brown rice, quinoa, and oats. These provide complex carbohydrates and fiber, promoting overall health.
  • Healthy Fats:Consume healthy fats from sources such as ghee (clarified butter), olive oil, coconut oil, and avocados. Healthy fats are essential for hormone production.
  • Protein:Opt for high-quality protein sources like lentils, beans, nuts, seeds, and lean meats. Protein is crucial for tissue repair and hormone synthesis.
  • Green Vegetables: Include fresh and green vegetables in your diet. Focus on vegetables that are in season.
  • Fruits:Choose fresh, seasonal fruits. Ayurveda suggests that sweet, juicy fruits are beneficial for fertility. Examples include mangoes, oranges, and berries.
  • Dairy:Organic, grass-fed dairy products like milk, ghee, and yogurt can be included in moderation. These provide essential nutrients and support reproductive health.
  • Spices:Incorporate fertility-promoting spices like turmeric, cumin, coriander, and fennel in your cooking. These spices are believed to have balancing effects on the body.
  • Nuts and Seeds:Almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds are rich in essential nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids and zinc.
  • Hydration:Stay well-hydrated with room temperature or warm water. Avoid excessive consumption of cold drinks and ice-cold water.

Food to avoid

  • Avoid processed carbohydrates, excess starch, antibiotic and hormone laden meat, milk and canned products.

  • Avoid foods high in trans-fats such as cakes, cookies and fried fast foods. These block arteries, threaten fertility and harm the heart and blood vessels.
  • Avoid foods containing preservatives and other chemicals like artificial sweeteners. These include soft drinks, chewing gum, jellies, baked goods, candy, fruit juice, and ice cream.
  • Avoid Mono Sodium Glutamate (MSG) .
  • Avoid potato chips, frozen dinners, cold cuts, gravies, ranch dressing, salty snacks, artificial flavorings and colorings.
  • Excess alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, soda, smoking, red meat, refined carbohydrates such as pasta, white bread and rice, increase and exacerbate female infertility.

Recommended Yoga Poses for Infertility

Yoga can be a beneficial practice for promoting overall health and well-being, and it is often recommended as a complementary approach to support fertility. It’s important to approach yoga as part of a holistic lifestyle that includes proper nutrition, stress management, and other factors that contribute to reproductive health. Some of the yoga posture that can be recommemnded in infertility treatment are :

Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Bound Angle Pose):

This pose is believed to stimulate the reproductive organs and improve blood circulation in the pelvic area.

Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose):

Cobra pose is thought to help open up the chest and improve blood flow to the pelvic region, potentially benefiting reproductive organs.

Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend):

This forward-bending pose is believed to stretch the spine and stimulate the abdominal organs, promoting overall reproductive health.

Viparita Karani (Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose):

This restorative pose is considered to be relaxing and may help reduce stress, which is crucial for fertility.

Balasana (Child’s Pose):

Child’s pose is a resting pose that can help release tension in the lower back and promote relaxation.

Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose):

This pose is thought to stretch and strengthen the pelvic region, improving circulation to the reproductive organs.

Ustrasana (Camel Pose):

Camel pose is believed to open the chest and stretch the front of the body, potentially benefiting the reproductive organs.

Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand):

Shoulder stand is considered an inversion that may stimulate the thyroid and parathyroid glands, potentially influencing hormonal balance.

Janu Sirsasana (Head-to-Knee Pose):

This forward-bending pose is thought to stretch the spine and stimulate the abdominal organs.

Nadi Shodhana Pranayama (Alternate Nostril Breathing):

This breathing technique is believed to balance the energy channels in the body and promote overall well-being.

These are some of the yoga postures that help to reduce stress and helps in relaxation and also contribute a great role in treatment in infertility treatment .

 Infertility Ayurvedic Treatment 

 Ayurveda’s holistic approach aims to create a balance in the body and mind, fostering optimal conditions for fertility. It combines lifestyle modifications, dietary recommendations, herbal remedies, and other personalized interventions to address the root causes of infertility and promote overall well-being.The treatment measures for infertility management are : 

Agni Deepana and Ama Pachana:

  • Addresses the formation of toxins (Ama) due to imbalances in Agni (digestive fire).
  • Treatment includes correcting digestive fire using appetizers and carminative Ayurvedic formulations.
  • Emphasizes proper food routines and Panchakarma treatments to eliminate Ama and correct Agni.


  • Identifies Vata dosha as a key player in infertility.
  • Corrects Vata functions through Ayurvedic formulations, Panchakarmas like Basti (enema), exercise, and a strict diet schedule.


  • Describes Panchakarma as a detoxification and rejuvenation method in Ayurveda.
  • Involves five steps, including Vamana (emesis ) , Virechana (purgation), Nasya (nasal instillation), Vasti(enema ), and Uttaravasti, based on the individual’s condition.

These treatments contribute to the purification and overall well-being of mind and body.

Infertility ayurvedic treatment als emphasis on 

1.Personalized Approach:

Ayurveda recognizes and tailors treatments based on individual body types, ensuring a personalized approach to address specific needs and imbalances.

2.Strengthening the Body’s Systems:

Ayurveda focuses on strengthening various bodily systems, including the reproductive system, to create a foundation for optimal fertility.

3.Building Ojas:

The emphasis on building Ojas contributes to enhancing overall well-being and vitality, which is considered crucial for supporting reproductive health.

4.Activating the Hypothalamus:

Ayurveda acknowledges the importance of the hypothalamus in regulating physiological processes, particularly those related to reproduction.

5.Internal Medications:

The use of internal medications, often herbal formulations, is employed to address internal imbalances that may be affecting fertility.

6.Treatment of Internal and External Factors:

Ayurveda considers both internal factors, such as doshic imbalances, and external factors, like lifestyle and environmental influences, in addressing fertility issues.

7.Pituitary and Hypothalamic Stimulation:

Actions targeting the pituitary and hypothalamus aim to regulate hormonal balance, crucial for the maturation of eggs in females and the production of sperm in males.

8.Ovarian and Sperm Production:

The approach includes strategies to support the maturation of eggs in females and the production of healthy sperm in males.

Infertility Ayurvedic Treatment at Dheemahi Ayurveda

Dheemahi Ayurveda provides a personalised approach, and Panchakarma treatments, herbal remedies, and lifestyle changes are made to address the underlying causes of Infertility and advance general well-being.We emphasise that our first priority is patient health and wellness. Dheemahi Ayurveda Village provides a unique treatment plan for you that combines conventional wisdom with cutting-edge medical expertise. Daily consultation and routine follow-up check-ups help us get more information about the condition of the patient . Dheemahi Ayurveda also facilitates the supervision of our doctors in every panchakarma therapy with exact documentation of your treatment schedule . 

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