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Pumsavanam is a medical practice described in Ayurveda for receiving a child of desirable gender. It is also advised to ensure the birth of a healthy baby. Pumsavana is one among the sixteen samskaras (ceremonies) explained by ancient scholars of Ayurveda. It can be considered to have some action in human genetics. Moreover, the complexion, glow and mental health of the child can be improved through Pumsavana karma. Dr. Gupta’s IAFA provides advice and instruction to pregnant ladies as well asto those who are preparing for conception. IAFA serves the principles and procedures explained in Ayurveda to give birth to a healthy and auspicious child.

Time for Pumsavana Karma

Procedures in Pumsavana

Several medicines and procedures are explained by scholars of Ayurveda as Pumsavana karma to have favorite child. These procedures are:

  • Prepare a masculine statue using gold, silver or iron and make it red hot under fire on the day of Pushya star. This red hot statue is dipped in milk and four doses of this milk should be consumed.
  • Certain drugs like Jivaka (Malaxisacuminata), Rishabhaka (Malaxismuscifera), Sahachara (Nilgirianthusciliatus) etc. should be made into a paste and mixed in water. This is to be consumed on the day of Pushya star.
  • Nasya (nasal installation) is advised. Root of Bruhati (Solanumindicum) is made into paste along with milk and is filtered. If the couple desires for a male child, then it is to be administered in right nostril. If a female child is the wish, then it is administered through the left nostril. The medicine should either be self-administered by the woman or by her husband.
  • Oral or nasal administration of paste of root of Lakshmana (Ipomoea sepiara) is favorable for the birth of a male baby. It is also good for strengthening of fetus in the womb.
  • Use of eight flower buds of Vata (Ficusbenghalensis) as paste in milk either for nasya or oral consumption also gives the same result as above.
  •  Internal and external use of Jivaniya (life promoting) group of drugs is advised
  •  The pregnant lady should always be served with butter, ghee, milk etc.
  • The pregnant lady should be treated well, both physically and mentally by her husband and maids.

These procedures and practice help in the strengthening of embryo, proper growth and development and also for the birth of a healthy and fortunate baby. 

Dr. Gupta’s IAFA is offering these treatment procedures to aid you in the birth of a healthy child. Institute of Applied Food Allergy® is well experienced in Ayurvedic pregnancy care both in antenatal and postnatal period”.

Hold hands with IAFA to build a healthier generation!!


-Allergist, Dr. Sahil Gupta

Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery
Master’s in Health Administration

Article Written By: Dr. Sahil Gupta, Ayurvedic Allergist

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What is Pumsavana karma?

Answer: Pumsavana is a set of procedures explained in Ayurveda for the birth of a healthy and promising baby of desired sex.

Question: At what time Pumsavana should be done?

Answer: Pumsavana is advised to perform at the very first month of pregnancy before the sex differentiation of the fetus.

Question: Which are the different procedures involved in Pumsavana?

Answer: Pumsavana includes various procedures like nasya (nasal administration of medicine), intake of mineralized milk, nasal and oral administration of medicated milk and water etc. 

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