CONCEPT OF OVULATION IN AYURVEDA

  • Kamini K Dhiman
Keywords: Ovulation, Ovum, Beeja, Artavavaha srotas Conception, Ritukala.

Abstract

Ovulation is the release of a mature egg (ovum) from the ovarian follicle. Each menstrual cycle, several ovarian follicles begin to mature and develop under the influence of pituitary hormones. Ayurvdeda also gives emphasis up on ovulation and considers ovum as one of the essential factor of conception. Aims and objectives- 1) To search and find out the references in relation to Ovulation in Ayurveda. 2) To understand the concept of Ovulation in Ayurveda. Methods:- Ancient Ayurvedic classics were consulted and  compiled references out of  them for said subject to elaborate as well as to understand the process of Ovulation in Ayurveda. Important observations:- Scattered references are available in Ayurvedic texts  regarding ovum and ovulation. Results:- In Ayurvedic texts Ovulation process is elaborated nicely It can be concluded that Vayu(air), Karma(deeds) and Swabhava(nature) are responsible for folliculogenesis as well as ovulation according to the Ayurvedic approach.

Author Biography

Kamini K Dhiman
Reader, Deptt of PTSR, R.G.Govt. P. G. Ayu. College, Paprola, Kangra, H. P.
Published
2013-09-13
Section
Review Articles