Ayurvedic treatment for low sperm count

Low Sperm Count – Oligospermia Ayurvedic Treatment

Terms oligospermia and oligozoospermia or Low Sperm Count refer to semen with a low concentration of sperm

WHO Classifies: Oligospermia or less Sperm Count as:-

  • Mild: concentrations 10 million – 15 million sperm/mL
  • Moderate: concentrations 5 million – 10 million sperm/mL
  • Severe: concentrations less than 5 million sperm/mL

It is a common false belief that sperm health is only dependent on its number. However, the anatomy of the sperm is also an important determinant of its health and its ability to fertilize a female egg. Sperm has to make a long and tedious journey to a woman’s cervix, and through there it has to reach into the Fallopian tubes, So infertility depends on sperm motility too.

The motility of sperm are divided into four different grades:

  • Grade a: Sperm with progressive motility. These are the strongest and swim fast in a straight line. Sometimes it is also denoted motility IV.
  • Grade b: (non-linear motility): These also move forward but tend to travel in a curved or crooked motion. Sometimes also denoted motility III.
  • Grade c: These have non-progressive motility because they do not move forward despite the fact that they move their tails. Sometimes also denoted motility II.
  • Grade d: These are immotile and fail to move at all. Sometimes also denoted motility I.
  • at least 75 per cent of the spermatozoa should be alive (it is normal for up to 25 per cent to be dead).
  • at least 30 per cent of the spermatozoa should be of normal shape and form.
  • at least 25 per cent of the spermatozoa should be swimming with rapid forward movement.
  • at least 50 per cent of the spermatozoa should be swimming forward, even if only sluggishly.

Causes of Less Sperm count are:-


  1. Drugs and Medications including androgens.
  2. Alcohol abuse
  3. Cigarette smoking
  4. Weight issues
  5. Psychological or Mind Related Issues
  6. Over exertion physically and mentally
  7. Anabolic steroid use
  8. Zinc deficiency

Pre-testicular factors like:- Hypogonadism

Testicular factors:-

  • Age
  • Neoplasm
  • Cryptorchidism
  • Hydrocele
  • Varicocele
  • Trauma
  • Mumps
  • Malaria

Post-testicular causes

  • Vas deferens obstruction
  • Infection
  • Ejaculatory duct obstruction

Other Daily Routines like:-

Wearing Tight underpants, bathing in very hot water, sitting for long hours, over weight in which fat layers sag on testicles reduce sperm count

Very frequent semen ejaculation also lead to lowered sperm count and man may become effectively infertile. Hence maintaining a gap of 3 days between two consecutive ejaculations keeps a man more fertile.

Infections present in prostate gland.

Malformed genital organs.

  • According to Ayurveda Oligospermia or less Sperm Count is caused by aggravation of Vata and Pitta Dosha.
  • Vata Dosha afflicts the channels through which Spem should pass.
  • According to Ayurveda Shukra dhatu (semen) is similar to purified butter. when there is Pitta (fire) aggravation in the body. Aggravated Pitta travels into the channels carrying semen, causing semen to decrease in consistency(thinning) and destructs the sperm.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Oligospermia or low Sperm Count

In case of Varicocele etc there will be excess temparature of testicles which will not allow proper growth of sperm and other type of Obstructions cause block Sperm pathway

This Should be treated first using:-

Kashaya Prepared using drugs like:- Punnarnava, Chithraka, Abhaya, Pippali, Chiruvilwa, Nagara, Saindhava

Kashaya Prepared using drugs like:- Kashaya prepared with drugs like:- Rasna, Eranda, Vacha, Guduchi, Sahachara, Chavya, Musta, Bharangi, Ajamoda, Duralabha, Yavana, Vidanga, Karkkkataka Srngi, Sunthi, Bala, Murva, Katurohini, Ativisha, Triphala, Pippali, Yava Kshara, Rakta Chandana, Aragwada, Katukaphala, Indrayava.

Gulika Prepared Using drugs like:- Karpoora, Vacha, Mustha, Bhunimba, Guduchi, Devadaru, Haridra, Ativisha, Darvi, Pippali moola, Chithraka, Dhanyaka, Triphala, Chavya, Vidanga, Gaja Pippali, Trikatu, Makshika Bhasma, Yava Kshara, Sarji Kshara, Vida Lavana, Trvrt, Danti, Tejapatra, Twak, Ela, Vamshalochana, Loha Bhasma, Shilajathu

Purgation Using Taila Preparation

Gulam Prepared using:- Vidanga, Pippali moola, Triphala, Dhanyaka, Chithraka, Maricha, Indrayava, Ajaji, Deepyaka, Pancha Lavana, Trivrt Choorna, Dhathri Phala Swarasa. It can remove Mala sanga and at the same time it will enhance sperm production.

Arishta prepared with drugs like :- Chitraka, Pushkaramoola, Lodhra, Guduchi, Dhatri, Duralabha, Khadira, Asana, Pathya, Kushta, Manjishta, Dashamoola, Devadaru, Vidanga, Madhuka, Bharangi, Kapitha, Vibheethaka, Punarnnava, Chavya, Mamsi, Priyangu, Sariba, Krishna Jeeraka, Trivrt, Rasna, Pippali, Sati, Haridra, Shatapushpa, Shatahwa, Pathmaka, Nagakesara, Mustha, Yava, Srngi, Chandana, Jatiphala. Can alter the Sperm quality and consistency.

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