Male infertility is commonly caused by low sperm count. Other causes for infertility in men include low sperm motility, bad quality sperm or lack of semen. This represents the problem of many couples trying to have their own offspring. Solution can be found in artificial insemination or in alternative methods such as herbalism.
Ayurvedic herbs that have been always utilized for treating low sperm count include Shavatari, Butea, Shilajit, Mucuna and Gokshura. If regularly taken, these herbs can boost sperm production and they act as aphrodisiacs.
Herbal supplements for increasing sperm count can be used internally in capsule, pill, liquid and granule form or externally as gel, oil, cream, lotion and spray.
To promote sperm count and sperm quality men should have less sexual activities, start healthy diet, limit masturbation, give up cigarettes, avoid alcohol and drugs, exercise regularly, keep away from stressful circumstances, sleep and rest often, avoid wearing tight clothes and avoid radiation.
Diet for Male Infertility
In order to increase sperm count diet must include vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, whole grains and legumes.
Eat organic food as much as possible since pesticides and fertilizers are associated to infertility in both sexes. Avoid foods that cause allergy.
Alcohol drinking must be reduced. Instead, drink 48 ounces of water per day.
Sunflower and pumpkin raw seed promote fertility in men. It is suggested to eat ¼ cup of these seeds every day.
Herbs and Supplements
Supplements beneficial to male fertility include:
Maca – a herb which can help with low sperm count and enhance sexual desire.
Fish oil – known to improve sperm count.
Carnitine and acetylcarnitine – promote sperm motility.
Herbs that can assist with this problem include: Salabmisri (Orchis mascula), Kokilaksha (Asteracantha longifolia), Kapikachchu (Mucuna pruriens), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), Suvarnavang (Mosaic gold), Vanya Kahu (Lactuca scariola), Jeevanti (Leptadenia reticulata), Extracts Vriddadaru (Argyreia speciosa) and Shaileyam (Parmelia perlata).
Vitamin supplements that can elevate sperm count include vitamins C, E, B12, Selenium, Zinc, Carnitine and Arginine.
Herbs for Male Infertility Treatment
To treat infertility problem in men following herbs can be utilized:
Ginseng – improves sperm count and level of testosterone. Alternatively Siberian ginseng can be used.Sarsparilla – has tonic properties.Saw palmetto – improves general reproductive health in men.Astragalus – beneficial to sperm motility.Ginko biloba – boosts sexual desire in men and women. Promotes blood flow in the body.Horny goat weed – promotes production of sperm. Excellent remedy for impotence and acts like aphrodisiac.Xian Mao – stimulates hormones and increases libido.
Before starting using any of the mentioned herbs, consult your physician.