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Low sperm motility? - Here are some Ayurvedic remedies you should try!

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low sperm motility


Male sperm motility rate is a contributing factor when it comes to conception issues. Motility is associated with the overall health of the male sperm. In this case, low motility means that the chances of the sperms attaching to the egg is very low. Motility is also called the ability of the sperm to swim. The lower it is, the reduced chances of conception are. Thankfully, there are many medicines available in ayurveda that can assist in the process.

Increase Spice Intake

spices

In the world of ayurveda, there are a lot of spices that are known to help in cleansing the genitourinary tract. These include turmeric, ajwain or carom seeds and cumin powder or jeera. Increasing the amount of these spices in your diet is known to help with the problem of treating this issue. You can also mix up these three spices and have a spoon of them once in the morning and once at night.

American Ginseng Root (Panax quinquefolius)

american ginseng

The root of the American Ginseng is regarded as a sexual tonic for not only boosting the motility rates of the individual but it is also known to fight what issues related to erectile dysfunctions, nervous system and boosting your overall sperm production. It has HPA that is known for strengthening the overall sexual performance along with balancing the levels of hormones. It also reduces your stress and anxiety levels, which have a significant contribution in managing sperm motility.

Yohimbe Bark (Pausinystalia yohimbe)

yohimbe bark

This is a herb that is highly suggested for improving overall circulation, especially in the erectile tissues. It is known to benefit with both physiological and emotional benefits to heal the problem of impotence and poor motility rates. There is an active component in the herb that is known to dilate the blood vessels and lower blood pressure. On the whole, this is known for benefiting the sexual organs by enlarging them, thus increasing the reflex excitability for lower spinal cord. It not only helps with better motility but helps in improving blood flow for overall improvement in erectile functions.

Saw Palmetto berry (Serenoa repens)

saw palmetto berries

Saw Palmetto is an ayurvedic remedy that is known for helping your complete endocrine system, which is known to assist the overall reproductive function in men. Some of the causes of poor motility include high stress levels poor immune function and poor dietary habits. Having this herb on a regular basis is known to combat these issues. Plus, this herb also has adaptogenic, antiandrogenic and anti-inflammatory properties and doubles as an urinary antiseptic. So combining everything together it helps to consistently spruces up your motility levels.

Maca Root (Lepidium meyenii)

maca root

Maca root is perhaps best known for stimulating and nourishing the hypothalamus. Known as the tonic for your pituitary gland, which also doubles as a tonic for the hormone system, Maca Root helps in balancing your hormonal levels. As long as your pituitary gland is functioning fine, hormone output of the 3 other glands work fine too. A study revealed that having about 1,500 – 3,000 mg a day helped to boost sperm motility along with sperm count and it also increased your adrenal androgens.

Ashwagandha

ashwagandha

An ancient ayurvedic remedy, this is known for boosting your sperm motility like known other. Based on a 90 day test it was revealed that there was a drastic rise in sperm motility when Ashwagandha root was consumed on a  daily basis. You can either have the capsule of the same or consume its powder - about 1-2 spoons daily.

Maca root- Vikingrx.com

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American ginseng- Herbslist

Spice intake- Conceiveeasy

Yohimbe bark- Gomoa.net

Ashwagandha- Ashwagandha

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posted Mar 14, 2016 by William

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low sperm count

 

Attributed to factors like poor health, genetics, lifestyle, etc. low sperm count is a hindrance for fertility. But the good thing is that ayurveda might have a cure for the same. Since ancient times, these ayurvedic treatments are known to provide solutions for fertility issues in both men and women. There are many secrets from the ayurveda kitchen that are known to boost your sperm count and ensure that you have a better chance at starting a family. The normal sperm count is usually 20 million per millilitre of sperm. If this count gets lower than 15 million, you have risks of infertility - often referred to as low sperm count.

Maca Root

maca root

 

Maca root of the black plant variety is known for boosting your sperm production along with motility. It is a herb that is known for balancing your hormones. Have about 1-2 spoons of this root powder everyday, twice a day. This should taken with a glass of water, juice or even with your milk.


Ashwagandha or Indian Ginseng

indian ginsent


According to a recent study by the Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine association it was seen that the root of Ashwagandha and its extract were known to boost sperm count drastically. In fact, in some people who were given the doses thrice a day of about 200 grams per dose, there was a visible difference in the sperm count in less than 90 days. You have to take about 1/2 teaspoon of the ashwagandha powder with warm milk twice a day. Do this at least for 3-4 months. Another alternative here is to have the root extract after consulting and ayurveda specialist.

Panax Ginseng

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Panax ginseng is often referred to as Korean ginseng and though it is a traditional Chinese medicine, it is also available in India easily. Known to increase testosterone levels along with sperm count, this herb is known for benefiting your erectile functions as well. You can have the 500 mg capsules 1-2 times a day for about 3 months.

Garlic

garlic

 

In the world of ayurveda, garlic is known as a secret ingredient for many different kinds of health issues. It works as a natural aphrodisiac(nutrient which increases sexual desire) giving sperm production a boost. Garlic is high on allicin that also helps to increase endurance of the sperm. While improving coruscation of blood and boosting your immunity, garlic is a great solution for this problem. You can swallow 1-2 cloves every morning or just have more of crushed, raw garlic in your diet.

Tribulus or gokshura

gokshura

 

Tribulus terrestris or gokshura is another ayurvedic remedy that is known for increasing your hormonal production, thus improving your overall sperm count. According to research, it is also known for its aphrodisiac properties. Have 1-2 capsules of 500 mg of this herb twice a day to see visible results.

Asphaltum or Shilajit

shilajit


Shilajit is another popular ayurvedic herb that is known for increasing the male libido along with boosting the sperm count. In ancient ayurveda, this herb had been used on men for improving stamina, endurance and vigor too. Since it benefits both the mind and body, it is known to restrain the problem of faster ejaculation, erect dysfunction and also also low sperm count. You can get this herb from ayruvedic stores and have it in a powdered form. About 1 small teaspoon a day or even a capsule of 500 mg.

Though these are ayurvedic remedies, without side effects - you should consult a physician before commencing on the same.

 

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Low sperm count - Alwaysayurveda

Maca root - vegkitchenofindia

Ashwagandha - organicfacts

Panax ginseng - anabolicmen

Garlic - garlic

Gokshura - ayurveda24

Shilajit - Iamshaman

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ayurvedic medicines

Endometriosis is the condition in which the uterus tissue lining grows outside of uterus. It is one of the major reasons for female infertility.

Flax seeds or Alasi

flax seeds

 

For treating the issue of Endometriosis, you have to consume 4 tbsp of flax seeds, which were soaked overnight in about a cup of water. Next morning, just strain and drink the water on empty stomach. Do so for at least 10 days to see visible results.

Daruharidra or Berberis aristrata

berberis aristata

 

For this remedy, you have to consume the decoction of Daruharidra on an empty stomach for at least 3 menstrual cycles. Capsules of the same are available in the market too, but if you can get the fresh herb, then nothing like it. Doing so helps the uterus to gain strength for controlling bleeding, receives pain and also controls the abnormality in the cells. You can combine the same with some Lodhra [Symplocos racemosa] and Arjun [Terminalia arjuna].

Shavatri or Asparagus racemosus

shavatri

 

5 grams of Shavatri along with 5 grams of Vidarikanda - commonly known as Pueraria tuberosa and 3 grams of Arjun is suggested for this remedy. Boil all the herbs in about 50ml of cow’s milk along with 150ml of water till thickens up. Filter the same and drink every day till you experience relief.

Sarivadyasava

sarivadyasava

 

This is a very common ayurvedic medicine that is known to prevent and control bleeding. You will find it very easily in most ayruvedic stores. Just have 1 spoon on an empty stomach or with water.

Ashok Trees Bark

ashok tree bark

 

Buy the bark of Ashoka tree and then crush the same using a mortar and pestle or even in the mixer. Mix 2 spoons of the same in 1 glass of water and heat till it reduces to half. Drink the same twice a day to get respite from the bleeding and pain.

Chandraprabha vati

You can either have 2 tablets of 250mg each of this ayurvedic medicine twice a day or mix 2 spoons of the powdered form with pomegranate juice/ cow’s milk and drink it for cleansing the reproductive organs.

Ashwagandhaaristha

This is basically a medicated sort of wine that helps the uterus to get strengthen the organ. Mix 5ml of this along with 10 ml of water and drink it twice a day. It will take about 3-4 months to show results but in the long run, it eliminates the problem of Endometriosis completely.

Triphala Churna

Triphala Churna is easily available in ayurvedic stores and is known as a mild laxative. Just mix this with a bit of water or any juice of your choice and drink daily. 1 spoon a day is known to cleanse the intestine and detoxifies the body, while clearing up the build up of these excessive cell growth.

 

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Shavatri - Shavatri

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Ashok Tree Barks - Kislaya

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PCOS

 

PCOS is one of the major causes of infertility in women, which is accompanied by other issues like obesity, menstrual irregularity, etc. As the name suggests, cysts are found in the ovaries of women suffering from this syndrome. Some of the evident symptoms of the same include loss of hair, pan around the neck, irregular periods, hormonal abnormalities, etc. There are various strong medications available for creating this issue. However, due to fluctuations like high amounts of male hormone testosterone i.e. Hyperandrogenism; LH- Luteinizing hormone imbalance and other fluctuations make medical treatments rather complicated.

Ayurvedic procedures:

Ayurvedic treatment PCOS

 

In this reference, ayurvedic procedures are not only safe but effective in the long run. The process usually involves-

Basti - In this process, a medicated oil or decoction is provided through the rectum. It aids in releasing the vitiated Vata and helps to improve ovulation functions.

Uttarbasti - This ayurvedic process is known to treat multiple gynecological issues along with purifying the ovaries. It has helped treat the issue of PCOD by injecting purifying oils into the uterus and ovaries.

Virechan - Through this process, detoxification of the pitta takes place by using ayurvedic alternatives that cleanse the ovaries, intestine and also help in faster explosion of these cysts.

Vaman - This is a cleansing procedure that is focussed on the excretion of vitiated ‘Kapha’. It is a painless procedure where a drug is induced via emetic modes to purify the internal toxins. Doing so also balances the  hormonal system and stimulates pancreas for reducing symptoms of PCOD/ PCOS.

Mentioned below are some ayurveda medicines and herbs that aid in the above procedures-

Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)

Shavatri

This herb is known to regulate normal functions of the ovaries, helps your menstrual cycle get back on track and is also known to combat high insulin levels in the body, which is caused because of hyperinsulinemia. It contains phytoestrogen that has natural hormones to help in the same.

Guduchi (Tinospora Cordifolia)

guduchi

 

Guduchi known as an excellent anti- inflammatory ayurvedic herb. It helps in restoring the insulin imbalance in the body, which in turn helps the ovaries to revitalise while reducing insulin resistance.

Shatapushpa (Foeniculum vulgare)

fennel

 

The common household name of this ayruvedic remedy is fennel seeds that are called shatapushpa in Sanskrit. They are a good source of phytoestrogens that again bring down the levels of insulin resistance in the body and restore the cellular imbalance that is a major cause of PCOS.

Triphala

triphala

 

Basically Triphala is the mixture of three fruits that are Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) and Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica) all blended together. Being a rich vitamin C source, it contains natural anti-oxidants along with inflammation reducing properties. It is also known to fight free radicals and detoxify the body. As a result, it helps in restoring harmony in the body.

Aloe Vera- Kumari (Aloe barbadensis)

aloe vera

 

Aloe Vera is a boon of ayurveda for women who suffer from different kinds of menstrual issues along with PCOS. It is known to regulate your menstrual cycle, restore hormonal imbalances and also cleanses and purifies. Just 2 spoons of the same on an empty stomach is known to aid in the purification.

 

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PCOS - Wholefamilyhealth

Ayurvedic procedures -Ayurtimes

Shatavari - medicineindia

Guduchi - Boloji

Shatapushpa - Bestfennel

Triphala - kaivalya-ayurveda

Aloe-vera - Stylecraze

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low sperm motility

Low sperm motility is often attributed to factors like genes, lifestyle, food habits, etc. It has been seen that some men have lower motility rate not because of lower sperm count but simply because the quality of sperm or its ability to attach to the fallopian tube is not really good. In this reference, here is a list of home remedies combined on the basis of food changes, activity, sexual life, etc.

Food Changes

food changes

First and foremost, you need to alter your diet to a great extent. So even though you may continue to have most foods that you usually do, the focus is to shift to eating ingredients that are known for boosting sperm motility. These include-

  • Eat a mix of nuts and raisins everyday. You can mix together walnuts, pistachio, cashew nuts, raisins, etc. and have them as a muesli on their own. Doing so is known to boost your sperm count along with enhancing motility.
  • Mango, bananas and garlic should eaten everyday because they are beneficial in enhancing sperm count along with motility. Banana in particular is a crucial ingredient here that helps in increasing sperm motility with high content of sulfur and iron.
  • Another home remedy for sperm motility is roasted black gram dal and then boiling the same in some milk. You should add some sugar, raisins and cardamom to the same. Then make it into porridge like consistency and consume it. Doing so helps in boosting your overall sperm health. Ideally, you can also increase quantities of Bengal gram dal in your diet.
  • Date are another ingredient that are known for boosting sperm motility. For this remedy, you can mix together some Bengal gram flour with milk dates and sugar and have it everyday. You can also consume dates in dry forms with milk and honey.            
  • Munch more on iron-rich snacks and fruits like carrots, broccoli, spinach, etc. to boost sperm count.

Wear Cotton, Natural or Organic Fibres

wear cotton for sperm motility

It has been seen that a lot of artificial fabrics like polyester are known for overheating your testicles. This in turn is known for affecting your overall sperm motility rate. What you can do here is try to wear more of natural and cotton rich clothing that keeps the area cool. You can wipe the area with wet tissues and wash more often with cold water to prevent overheating, which is a major cause of low sperm motility.

Lifestyle Changes

lifestyle changes for low sperm motility

Along with a change in your diet, it is time to make a switch to healthier lifestyle habits. The first thing that you should do here is quit smoking and alcohol. Both of these factors are highly attributed to lowering your sperm count along with affecting your motility rates. In particular, it has been seen that people who smoke and drink have poorer motility rates as compared to those who don’t.

Meditation, Yoga and Exercise

yoga for low sperm motility

Try to lower your stress and anxiety levels by doing yoga, exercises and meditation at home. It has been seen that stress and anxiety are the disastrous combination affecting healthy motility rates. Exercising and yoga are known for releasing happy hormones into the system, which again fight such problems. Also, they work to reduce obesity levels, which are a primary cause of low sperm motility. Try do exercise and do yoga for about 30 minutes a day to get beneficial results. You can also practice meditation whenever you get time because it helps in relaxing your entire body - while getting rid of high levels of stress and anxiety, thus improving overall sperm motility rates and boosts sperm count too.

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low sperm count

Low sperm count is one of the biggest hurdles for fertility and conception. Not only is it a physical problem but it also creates a mental or psychological impact on the man. Fewer than 40 million sperm during ejaculation reflect low sperm count. There are many genetic, medical and lifestyle factors associated with this low sperm count, but thankfully you can counteract the same with some home remedies-

Diet Changes

low sperm count diet changes

One of the most suggested methods for enhancing or boosting your sperm count includes a change in your diet. Here you can try adding some of these foods to your everyday meals to boost your sperm count-

  • Bananas are not only rich in vitamins and nutrients but they also contain an enzyme named bromelain that helps in boosting sexual functions.
  • Dark chocolate contains L-arginine HCL that is known to elongate your orgasm and also helps in enhancing sperm count gradually. So eat more of the same as it also fights depression, which is commonly associated with the problem of infertility.
  • Pomegranates are known to reduce the number of malondialidehyde in your body, which are attributed to reducing your sperm count. Have half a pomegranate everyday or drink its juice.
  • Walnuts and eggs are also suggested as home remedies for increasing your sperm count.

Increase Water Intake

increase water intake

Drinking 10-12 glasses of water a day is suggested for men who tend to suffer from low sperm count. Basically water helps in enhancing sperm motility and their functions. Hence, there is a better chance at conception.

Exercise Everyday

exercises for low sperm count

Men suffering from low sperm count are suggested to try out or do some form of moderate exercise everyday. In particular, there are various yoga postures like warrior pose, downward dog and Agni-kriya, which are known too boost production of sperm. Also, as compared to men who lead sedentary lifestyles, men with active habits have a higher sperm count. This is often attributed to issues like obesity and weight gain. So try to do 30-40 minutes of moderate exercises everyday.

Herbal Remedies

ashwagandha for low sperm count

There are various kinds of herbal remedies available today that can be consumed on a daily basis for enhancing sperm count. You can consume Ahwagandha, Maca Root, etc. - say about 1-2 spoons twice a day to boost your sperm production. This can be mixed up with warm milk.

Almond Milk

almond milk

The combination of almond, milk and saffron is known to work as an aphrodisiac. For making this remedy, you need to soak a few almonds and then take off the peel. Soak some saffron strands in a milk and then puree the three ingredients together in a blender. You should have this milk warm because it is said that warm milk helps in boosting sperm production and is also known to help in getting a longer erection.

Eat More Guacamole

low sperm count avocadoes

Along with being high on fatty acids that are good for your health, avocados are also very rich in vitamin E. They are called the food that triggers sex and vigor in southern American states. Not only does it help to enhance your sperm count, it also keeps spark alive by boosting overall sexual functions. Paired with onions and lime, they sure trigger off healthier sex drive.

Have Sex More Often

low sperm count

Contrary to popular belief that men with lower sperm count should not have sex that often, the reality is that having sex on a regular basis actually helps in boosting sperm count. In fact, more frequent sex will also increase your chances at conception - as long as you target the right dates.

So before you opt for medical solutions or even alongside, do try these home remedies for low sperm count.

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