Can ayurveda help to cure male infertility?

By TNT Bureau

Dec 24, 2015:  Owing to the stressful lifestyle of the modern men, the rate of infertility is growing at an alarming speed.  It is in such a condition that ayurveda has stepped in as a healer to cure male infertility.

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A specialist on IVF fertility Dr Jaydeep Tank is of the opinion that fertility issues can?t be blamed on anyone. Infertility is merely a medical situation that affects 1 in 10 couples trying to start a family. When it comes to male infertility, the issues mostly consist of chief diagnosis in about 23% cases.

Understanding male infertility

 The most common male infertility problem is the insufficient production of moving and normal sperm count. Even though, there are a number of factors that may lead to infertility in men, a correct diagnosis, in major cases is quiet elusive. It is due to this lack of lucidity in infertility analysis that the treatment tends to remain experiential. Hence, Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) still remains the one and only treatment method to cure male infertility.

“Approximately 15% of couples are unable to conceive after a year of unprotected intercourse. A male factor is solely responsible in about 20% of infertile couples and contributory in another 30-40%, said Dr Urmila Sureka, another specialist on IVF fertility.

A yoga guru Anil Patil confirmed that ayurvedic ways have been used to treat infertility issues since ages dating back to 5000 BC.

4 ayurvedic ways to cure male infertility

Safed Musli

In traditional ayurveda the dried roots of Safed Musdi or asparagus has always been used as an aphrodisiac. The tubers of this medicinal plant are widely used to prepare ayurvedic medicine. It consists of 10 to 20 % of natural steroid saponin, 5 to 7% of proteins and carbohydrates, 30% of alkaloids and 40 to 40% of polysaccoroids.

This therapeutic plant is also used as a tonic to improve digestion. With the regular use of this amazing herb, it is possible to improve low sperm count, premature ejaculation and impotency.

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This herb is considered to be one of the most effective medicines for male infertility. Also, it is helpful in correcting metabolism and is also engaged in providing good nutrition. Since it has anti-inflammatory qualities, it is also used as a tonic for the nerves. It also treats sexual problems such as Oligospermia and erectile dysfunction.


It is known to be an excellent rejuvenating and healing tonic that helps to ensure good sexual performance. This leads to harmonious and balanced health and relationship with your partner.

In India, Shilajit is widely available as a sex tonic that improves core energies responsible for sexual libido or drive. It is also helpful in balancing weakness, overall laziness and renders good amount of strength to the bones and muscles.

Mucuna Pruriens

This is a medicinal plan that has been widely motioned the thesis of ancient Indian texts like Susrutha Samhita and Charaka Samhita. It is an energetic climber that consists of white flowers and has pompous S-shaped pods. The seeds of the plant contain the most medicinal value. However, its leaves and stems also have found to heal variety of health issues, including male infertility.

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