RESEARCH WORK ON AYURVEDIC DRUGS USEFUL IN FEMALE INFERTILITY
Parmar Meena*, Parmar Gaurav
Infertility may be a cause for marital disharmony, psychological and physical ill- health. Management of infertility includes hormonal therapy, surgery and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). With the invention of new techniques of assisted reproductive technologies science has given a glimmer of hope in the field of infertility. But these methods are expensive and success rate are debatable and many times, the prolonged use of hormones disturbs the normal physiology of reproductive system. Ayurveda has several medicinal plants which has the potential to treat causes of infertility and effective in achievement of conception without any adverse effects. The medicinal plants mentioned in this review has an evidenced based evaluation in the infertility. The medicinal plants mostly used are antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, wound healing and rejuvenators in action. These will restore the normal physiology of the reproductive system of women and finally, achievement of conception. In- vivo effect of certain plants in animal model has revealed increased gonadotropin secretion and regulation of the activity of the enzymes involved in ovarian steroidogenesis and stimulates serum estradiol level and proved to be successful in anovulatory infertility. The medicinal plants mentioned in Ayurvedic texts have the potential to correct the etiopathogenesis related to infertility and improves the physical, psychological and social health of an individual and thus better alternative to hormonal therapy. The main aim and objective of this study is to emphasis on pharmacogonosy of medicinal plants mentioned in Ayurvedic texts for infertility more scientifically and utility in modern era.Keywords: Ayurvedic drugs, Infertility, Prajasthapna Mahakashaya.
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