Infertility is a state of inability to conceive a child even after consistent efforts and struggles. This can be found in both sexes. In females, the inefficiency to procure ovum, abnormal uterus, and infrequent ovulation are considered as the prominent factors whereas with males, the chief issue lies in semen secretion or poor quality sperms. The chief reasons for the inability to conceive a child can be genetic family history, pollution, substance abuse, food intake, weight and hormonal imbalance.
In Ayurveda, the fertility quotient is dependent on the overall health of Shukhra Dhatu/Egg/Sperm.
There are two sorts of foods and herbs that can help in enhancing the shukra dhatu, and can help enhance fertility. One is called bringhana, and these foods increase shukra by enhancing all types of seven dhatus. Vrishya foods and herbs target shukra dhatu, specifically. Because the first six dhatus are the raw material for forming the reproductive dhatu, all of the dhatus must be healthy in order to create healthy reproductive tissue. On the other hand, Shatavari (Asparagus Racemousus), Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera), Amlaki (Emblica Officinalis) and herbal formulas such as Mensu and Chyavanprash are extremely useful formulations which help create a hormonal balance between the FSH and the LH. Practicing Baddha Koṇāsana and Setu Bandhasana can have a positive impact on the reproductive health, so practicing it daily is highly recommended in Ayurveda.