Infertility is a health condition in which a woman is unable to conceive or suffers frequent miscarriages. The most common causes of female infertility include hormonal imbalance, physical injury and lifestyle related issues which may lead to the malfunctioning of the ovaries. In this, either the ovaries stop functioning before menopause or they don’t release healthy eggs. More women are turning to natural remedies and herbs to enhance fertility as these don’t have side effects and are showing positive results.
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There are various ayurvedic herbs that are used since ancient days to boost fertility in women. Herbs usually don’t have any adverse effects and people prefer to take these herbs to increase chances of conceiving. Ayurvedic experts suggest that the herb Aswagandha (Withania somnifera) is very helpful in female infertility treatment.
Ashwagandha derives its name from Sanskrit words ‘Ashwa’ which means ‘horse’ and ‘gandha’ which means ‘smell’ which collectively symbolises giving energy and vitality of a horse. Ayurvedic experts say that Ashwagandha is rich in biologically active substances as it is composed of both macro and micro-elements, amino acids, peptides, lipids, and the bases of nucleic acids. The root of the Ashwaganda plant is said to have the most therapeutic benefits.
Ashwagandha enhances the endocrine system and thus helps regulating the thyroid and adrenal glands. These glands are responsible for maintaining the balance of the reproductive hormones and hence play a very important role in the treatment of female infertility. Ashwagandha is also very rich in iron. Women suffering from iron deficient anemia might have issues to conceive or may face frequent miscarriages.
Ashwagandha also has a calming effect on the nervous system and hence is helpful in treatment of depression, anxiety, fatigue, stress-induced insomnia, and nervous exhaustion; all of which are common in females suffering from infertility.
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