The Ayurvedic View on Menstruation

Written by Emma Burrell

Prasruti Tantra is the branch of Ayurveda that deals with women's health. Artava is the sanskrti word used to describe the ovum or reproductive tissues and the process of menstruation.

All three Doshas are involved in menstruation but Vata is predominant. In particular, Apana Vata, which is responsible for all downward movement in the body in the lower pelvic areas.

The role of menstruation from an Ayurvedic perspective is to remove accumulated Doshas from the