Shivlingi seeds (scientifically known as Bryonia Laciniosa) is one of ayurveda’s most well-known discoveries, specifically used for sterility treatment. These seeds are well known for their anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, analgesic, anti-fungal, antihyperlipidemic, spermatogenic and antipyretic properties. These properties make it an effective uterine tonic that can cure infertility in women.
Benefits Of Shivlingi Seeds
Shivlingi seeds are known to have a bitter, pungent taste. It is safe for most individuals when consumed in appropriate dosages under certified or professional supervision and provides a number of benefits such as:
1. Female Fertility
Shivlingi seeds are known for promoting female fertility and are believed to increase the chances of a woman getting pregnant. Infertility is believed to be caused by a condition named diminished ovarian reserve (DOR), especially in older women.
Shivlingi seeds are known to help cure ovulation problems like DOR, by normalizing the menstrual cycle. However, this medication is contraindicated if the patient reports heavy bleeding during menstruation.
2. Natural Aphrodisiac
Shivlingi seeds are recommended by ayurveda practitioners as a potent aphrodisiac because of their androgenic activity. The appropriate dosage of these seeds has been found to increase the weight of important male sex organs like the epididymis, testes, and prostate. Not only does it help increase sperm count, it also boosts the nutrition level for spermatic fluid by increasing the fructose content in sperm cells.1 These are extremely beneficial changes for fertility that favors the increase of sexual energy.
3. Fever Management
Shivlingi seeds are popularly used in ayurveda for their anti-fever, antipyretic, and anodyne effects. The antipyretic action of Shivlingi leaves is similar to that of Paracetamol.2
4. Curing Constipation
Shivlingi contains a natural dietary fiber called glucomannan, which is water soluble fiber.3 It forms a bulky mass in the intestine by absorbing water and helps in bowel movement, thus acting as an effective cure for constipation, especially in children. 4
5. Aiding In Weight Loss
Shivlingi seeds perform an anti-obesity action on consumption. When taken regularly and in the right dosage, these seeds can help significantly in reducing body mass index (BMI) and body weight. This action is most likely the result of glucomannan which aids in healthy bowel movement.
Directions Of Use
For maximum effectiveness, ayurveda recommends ingesting shivlinga seeds with putravejak seed powder, which is beneficial for strengthening the uterine musculature and helps a woman get pregnant.
Take putravejak and shivlingi seeds and crush them to make a fine powder.
Mix one spoonful of this powder with the milk of a cow who has given birth to a calf and consume this one hour before breakfast.
Take another spoonful one hour before dinner.
Note – It is recommended to proceed with caution while ingesting any traditional medicine. Always consult your doctor and a certified herbalist/ ayurveda practitioner before going ahead.
Does Ingesting Shivlingi Seeds Guarantee A Male Sex Child?
No, it doesn’t.
Biologically, a woman can only donate ‘X’ chromosomes, while a man can donate either ‘X’ or ‘Y’ chromosome. A son can be born only when a ‘Y’ chromosome from the father combines with an ‘X’ chromosome from the mother during intercourse. If shivlingi seeds were really capable of making this happen, it would also mean that they would have the ability to ensure that that one particular sperm amongst millions, that is about to fertilize the egg would carry a ‘Y’ chromosome without fail. This seems highly unlikely, and there is no scientific proof in favor of this declaration.
Ingesting shivlingi seeds only help in increasing a woman’s chances in conceiving a child, but cannot guarantee what the sex of the child will be.
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|1.||↑||Chauhan, N. S., and V. K. Dixit. “Effects of Bryonia laciniosa seeds on sexual behaviour of male rats.” International journal of impotence research 22, no. 3 (2010): 190-195.|
|2.||↑||Sivakumar, T., P. Perumal, R. Sambath Kumar, M. L. M. Vamsi, P. Gomathi, U. K. Mazumder, and M. Gupta. “Evaluation of analgesic, antipyretic activity and toxicity study of Bryonia laciniosa in mice and rats.” The American journal of Chinese medicine 32, no. 04 (2004): 531-539.|
|3.||↑||Singh, Vandana, and Tulika Malviya. “A non-ionic glucomannan from the seeds of an indigenous medicinal plant: Bryonia lacinosa.” Carbohydrate polymers 64, no. 3 (2006): 481-483.|
|4.||↑||Loening-Baucke, Vera, Erasmo Miele, and Annamaria Staiano. “Fiber (glucomannan) is beneficial in the treatment of childhood constipation.” Pediatrics 113, no. 3 (2004): e259-e264.|