Baba Ramdev
India's yoga guru Baba Ramdev speaks at a news conference in New Delhi (file picture)Reuters

An Ayurvedic medicine sold by Baba Ramdev's pharma company led to an uproar in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, as Opposition members alleged that it 'promised a male child'. 

Packets of the controversial medicine, called Putrajeevak Beej' (which literally translates to 'son-bearing seeds), were brought in the Upper House by some members, which they claimed were being sold by Ramdev's Divya Pharmacy. 

Janata Dal (United) member KC Tyagi raised the issue in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday, questioning the Modi government over its decision to make the Yoga proponent the ambassador for Haryana, where it is promoting its 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao. 

Samajwadi Party's Jaya Bachchan reportedly handed a packet of the  'Putrajeevak Beej' to Health Minister JP Nadda, Press Trust of India reported. 

"The government will look into it and proper action will be taken," Nadda said.

Divya Pharmacy, however, describes the medicine as having cures for infertility, with a suspicious choice of words - that it 'controls habitual abortion'. 

It describes Putrajeevak Beej as a 'unique herbal product of putrajeevak which is aphrodisiac, controls habitual abortion & help in sterility', on its website

Opposition members sought the cancellation of licence for the product and strict action against the manufacturers.