Sterility in the case of the female described as to the incapacity to conceive and give birth to a living baby. Failure to reproduce must be distinguished from frigidity that denotes an inability to perform the sexual act or performing it improperly.
It may be relevant that we first examine the mechanism of conception. The sperms of the male are injected into the vagina of the female during sexual intercourse. At the time of sex, an alkaline fluid is
secreted from the vaginal walls. The sperms are able to move in the womb and through the fallopian tubes to fertilise the female egg only when this fluid is present.
There are two critical factors in ensuring a normal secretion of this fluid.
1. The first thing is, there should be an adequate nerve supply to the vagina ducts. It is the reason behind very nervous women
fail to conceive. The nervous system in these cases must be strengthened by adequate rest, relaxation and a balanced diet.
The second crucial factor is that the fluid flowing
from the vaginal walls is alkaline. If it is not then, the sperms are destroyed by the acidic liquid, generally present in the vaginal canal and womb. To ensure the necessary alkalinity of the
fluid, it is essential to take a predominantly alkaline diet, with a liberal intake of organic vegetables and fruits, and also to reduce acid forming foods.
Causes For Female Sterility
Sterility in a female can be due to their physical defects, their physical debility and functional faults.
The physical defects or structural abnormalities of the genitals and reproductive organs can be congenital or accidental and may result from malformation or sagging of the womb, collapse
of the fallopian tubes and the rigidity of the hymen.
The sterility due to physical debility may result from poor health as a consequence of some acute or chronic diseases. These diseases may affect not only the physical body but also the genital
organs. Complaints like gonorrhoea, syphilis and inflammation of the fallopian tubes also come under this category. Chronic anaemia, constipation and leucorrhoea aggravate these conditions.
Female sterility can also be caused by loss of essential glands or organs of reproductive organs or a decrease in their functions, brought about by a variety of fators like surgical injuries, tumour, excessive radiation and lack of normal menstrual cycle. Obesity or emaciation due
either to dietetic errors or faulty metabolism is yet other factors that may contribute to female sterility.
Psychological factors such as emotional stress, tension, mental depression, anxiety and fear can also result in psychosomatic sterility. This conditions generally temporary and may be corrected by psychotherapy.
Home remedies fo Female Sterility
Physical debility and the functional faults of organic nature may
be cured by simple and efficient methods of natural treatment. These methods include healthful living, optimum nutrition and following all the laws of nature. Fasting is one of the best remedies for the treatment of disorders resulting from toxins in the system.
The short fast of two or three days should be undertaken at regular intervals. Your bowels should be cleansed by a warm water enema during the period of fasting and afterwards when necessary. It will have a useful effect not only on the digestive organs but also on the surrounding organs of the urinary and genital system.
Diet plays a crucial role in the treatment of sterility. It should consist of 3 basic health building food groups namely
(i) seeds, nuts and grains,
(ii) vegetables and
These foods must be supplemented with milk, vegetable oils and honey. The best way to consume milk is in curd form and cottage cheese. Each food group should roughly form the bulk of 1 of 3 meals. About seventy to eighty percent of the diet should
consist of foods in their natural states, because cooking destroys much of the nutritional values of the foods.
Sprouting is a wonderful way of consuming seeds, beans and
grains in their raw form. The process of sprouting improves nutritional value; new vitamins are created, and the protein quality also improved.
The daily menu of a rejuvenating diet may be on the following lines: Upon rising: One glass of lukewarm water with a juice of 1/2 lemon and one tablespoon of honey.
In Breakfast: Fresh fruits like apple, grapes, orange, banana and grapefruit and a glass of milk.
At Lunch: A bowl of steamed vegetables seasoned with vegetable oil or butter and salt, 2 or 3 whole wheat chappatis and one glass of buttermilk.
At Mid-afternoon: One glass of fresh fruit or vegetable juice.
At Dinner: One large bowl of salad made up of fresh vegetables like tomatoes, beetroots and onion carrots, and sprouted moong or bengal gram.
At Bed-time: One glass of milk or one apple.
Excessive fat, white sugar, white flour, refined cereals, flesh, spicy foods, strong tea, coffee, greasy or fried items should all be avoided. Smoking and drinking habits must be completely avoided.
Certain nutrients, particularly vitamin C and E and zinc have been found helpful in few cases of sterility.
Particular home remedies have also been found useful in the treatment of female infertility where there are no organic defects or congenital deformities.
The best treatment for this condition is a tender roots of the
banyan tree. Its roots should be dried in the shade and finally powdered. This powder should be mixed 5 times their weight with milk and taken at night for 3 consecutive nights after the regular periods are over. No other food should be taken with it. It shoud
be repeated after the completion of menstrual period every month till conception takes place.
An infusion of the fresh tender leaves of jambul fruit consume with honey or buttermilk, is a wonderful remedy for infertility and abortion due to ovarian or endometrium functional
disorders. The leaves presumably stimulate the secretion of progesterone hormone and useful in the absorption of vitamin E.
The eggplant is also beneficial in overcoming functional sterility. Cooked tender eggplants, should be eaten with buttermilk everyday for a month or two for this purpose. It improves the capacity to absorb vitamin E and stimulate the secretion of progesterone.
Mudpacks and Cold water
Other useful measures in overcoming female sterility are mud packs and cold water.
Treatment like a hip bath and a wet girdle pack. These treatments will improve internal circulation in the genital organs and will relieve it of all kinds of inflammation and other abnormalities.
Mud packs may be applied to the abdomen and sexual organs. For a hip bath, an average tub may be used. The container can be filled with sufficient water to cover the hips, when a person sits inside it. The cold hip bath should be taken for ten minutes at a water temperature of 50 O to 65 o F. For wet girdle pack, a thin underwear wrung in cold water should be worn. Over this, a thick dry cotton or woolen underwear should be worn . All
cold treatments should be suspended during menstruation.
Some yogasanas that help tone up the gonads should be practised regularly for overcoming female sterility. These asanas are sarvagasana, matyasana, ardhamatsyendrasana, paschimottanasana, and shalabhasana.
All these practices together with clean habits, proper rest and relaxation will be beneficical in overcoming female sterility.
Mudra treatment to cure female sterility
Defects in the genital organs may be organic or functional.To correct organic defects surgical measures have been devised.But some functional defects of these organs can be also successfully treated by mudra therapy. On condition is called bandhyatvais sueless in Ayurveda. and generally,this is caused by the simultaneous aggravation of all the three doshas. The combination of sperm and ovum and their implantation in the wall of the uterus leads to the development of the foetus. For the proper development of a foetus,propernourishment should be provided through the mother,and the mother should be free from disease during the period of conception and gestation.Sterility in females is a result of either the impairment of the ovary,uterus,fallopian tubes or hormones controlling the functions of these organs as well as disease of the would bemother. Samman mudra is very useful to treat this condition.Samman mudra helps to balance all the three doshas. Before practicing Mudras it is very important to find your Ayurvedic Body type To find your Ayurvedic body type follow this link Samaan Mudra