INFERTILITY IN THE PERSPECTIVE OF AGADA TANTRA-A CRITICAL REVIEW.
Infertility is defined as the failure to conceive after a year of regular intercourse without contraception. Nowadays, the problem of infertility is becoming a great threat to human society. Globally, infertility incidence rate is about 15% which varies in different population. Infertility affects about 10% of Indian population. Causes of infertility lies on both male and female factors (40%-30%).
In Ayurveda infertility refers to biological inability of couple in reproductive age to contribute to conception and also a state of women who is unable to carry pregnancy to fullterm.Infertility arises when shukradhatu does not get the proper nutrition which can happen due to unhealthy food habits and modern life style. Intake of junk foods, artificial colouring and flavouring agents, alcohol and other addictions etc. which may alter the digestion and metabolism and can lead to accumulation of toxins in the body.
In AgadaTantra,sukrasankshaya, shanda, santhanadoshaare considered as the main complications in the various concepts like dooshivisha, virudhaahara, garavisha, kritrimavisha, madatyaya etc.It is the need of the hour to interpret the relation between these concepts and infertility, hence an attempt has been made through this paper and also to think on the same lines when it comes to treating a case of infertility.
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