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Male Fertility: 6 Most Useful Herbs

Male fertility problems usually are blamed upon unhealthy lifestyle habits like smoking and drinking. While some fertility issues are not easy to recover from, there are ways of improving fertility.

Male Fertility: 6 Most Useful Herbs

Male fertility is just as important for conception

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Male fertility problems usually are blamed upon unhealthy lifestyle
  2. Maca effectively improves the quality of sperm
  3. Ashwagandha boosts libido and improves sperm count in men
When we discuss fertility, we focus on improving female fertility. Female fertility seems to be the only aspect of conception, which is not true; male fertility is equally important. It is equally important to come up with ways of boosting male fertility. And with problems like poor sperm quality, low sperm count and other motility issues on the rise, male infertility needs to be addressed more seriously. Male fertility problems usually are blamed upon unhealthy lifestyle habits like smoking and drinking. While some fertility issues are not easy to recover from, there are ways of improving fertility. Even the tiniest improvement in your sexual health can make a significant contribution to your chances of conception. And when we say ways of improving male fertility, we point towards the natural options. This includes a healthy diet and workout schedule, but more than that, it includes some natural herbs. In this article, we shall acquaint you with the herbs.

Also read: Fertility Options For Men With Low Sperm Count

Here are 6 best herbs which boost male fertility. Keep reading...

1. Ginseng

The two most common causes of male infertility are low sperm motility (inability of the sperm to reach the egg) and low sperm count. Ginseng addresses both issues. If we discuss its abilities to boost sexual health, ginseng can do the following:
  • Increase sex drive
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  • Improve performance
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  • Aiding erectile dysfunction
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  • Increasing sperm count
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  • Improve sperm quality
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  • Preserving ejaculated sperms
Of the two varieties of ginseng, American ginseng is recommended. You can either include ginseng supplements in your diet or drink ginseng tea regularly.

Also read: 10 Things Which Can Make You Infertile
 
ginsengMale fertility: American ginseng is recommended
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2. Maca

Maca has the ability to boost female fertility which is why it gets a great deal of attention. It balances female hormones to improve fertility. However, this herb has the ability to boost male fertility as well. This herb effectively improves the quality of sperm (poor sperm quality being a reason of male infertility). According to a study, men who consumed maca regularly had a more motile sperm, more semen and more sperm per ejaculation.
 
macaMale fertility: Maca boosts sperm count
 
Also read: How To Plan A Pregnancy If Your Partner Is Infertile: Explained By Our Expert

3. Tribulus

Ayurvedic practitioners say that tribulus combined with a healthy diet and workout regime improves sperm motility and sperm count. Some studies say that the extracts of this herb help men maintain better erections. It also boosts libido in men and women. Other benefits of this herb include:
  • Increased testosterone production in men
  • Decreasing anti-sperm antibodies
  • Treating erectile dysfunction
Also read: 7 Reasons For Secondary Infertility In Men Every Couple Must Know About

4. Saw palmetto

This herb has been used traditionally for boosting sexual health in men. It has also been recognized for treating impotence and other physical disabilities associated with poor sexual health in men. It nourishes every aspect of the male reproductive system. Besides this, it is also beneficial for prostate health, libido and testicular atrophy.

Also read: 5 Shocking Factors To Blame For Male Infertility: Tips To Overcome It

5. Ashwagandha

Traditionally, ashwagandha has been used to boost sexual health. It supports the endocrine system and supports its better functioning. It also boosts hormonal balance in the body. It boosts libido and improves sperm count in men. It enhances stamina and improves sexual performance as well.
 
 
ashwagandhaMale fertility: Ashwagandha improves sperm quality
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Also read: 7 Foods To Boost Fertility In Men And Women

6. Schisandra seed and fruit

The schisandra herb is a very powerful herb for liver health; it improves hormonal balance in the body. It boosts your immunity, endocrine and nervous system functions as well. Studies also show that this herb can improve sperm count. It allows your body to combat stress in a better way, because stress is also an important cause of male infertility.

Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information. 

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