ROLE OF UTTARABASTI IN THE MANAGEMENT OF FEMALE INFERTILITY – EVIDENCE BASED CRITICAL REVIEW
Keywords:Conception, female infertility, medicated oil and ghee, Uttarabasti
Female infertility is a major issue in the current era due to the growing number of incidences as a result of
combination of various unwholesome environmental, social, psychological and nutritional factors. In
Ayurveda, vata is considered to be the root cause behind all the disorders related to female reproductive system
including female infertility. Uttarabasti is a unique therapy for the management of gynaecological disorders,
wherein medicated oil or ghee is administered directly into the uterine cavity. The present review study is
aimed to compile the different research works carried out in Streeroga and Prasutitantra department of IPGT &
RA Jamnagar and to present them scientifically with regard to their effect on infertility caused by various
etiological factors. Analysis of data reveals that, about 13 research works have been carried out on female
infertility from 2001 to 2016 in the institute. About 11 different formulations are evaluated for their beneficial
effect on infertility caused by various factors like anovulation (5), tubal blockage (5), endometrial (2) and
cervical factors (1). Six ghrita preparations like prajasthapana gana siddha ghrita, shamim ashvatta ghrita,
brihat shatavari ghrita, go ghrita, phalakalyana ghrita, shatavari ghrita and six taila formulations such as
shatavari taila, shatapushpa taila, mahanarayana taila, yavakshara taila, tila taila, apamarga kshara taila are
found to have significant effect clinically. These formulations can be effectively utilized by Ayurvedic
gynecologists in the form of uttarabasti for the management of female infertility.
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