A Low Risk Successful Treatment for Human Infertility with a Multisource Herbal Preparation in Ayurvedic Medicine: A Case Study From Sri Lanka


Family medicine
Fertile Treatment
Traditional Medicine

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Umayangani M, Sarvananda L, Karunarathna AJ, Premarathna AD, Karunarathna samantha C. A Low Risk Successful Treatment for Human Infertility with a Multisource Herbal Preparation in Ayurvedic Medicine: A Case Study From Sri Lanka. Health Sci. [Internet]. 2020 Oct. 4 [cited 2022 May 16];. Available from: https://mbmj.org/index.php/hs/article/view/264


Worldwide statistics show 8-12% of married couples have infertility problems. Between 80-90% of these were reported due to the male, and 10% due to the female. Orthodox western treatments are expensive and have side effects, so we tried an Ayurvedic regime, with its lower costs and fewer side effects. Fifteen infertile couples were selected for the treatment; of the ten completed the treatment, whilst five dropped out. We recommended a low-stress lifestyle, avoiding acidic foods such as pineapple, tomato, fizzy drinks, and fast foods, and abstaining from alcohol and tobacco. Those who continued the course became pregnant within three months. It would be interesting to understand the exact mechanism underlying the improvement of these treated females. Therefore further studies should focus on the characterization of the chemical composition of these herbal preparations and understanding the physiological processes involved in the process.



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