Infertility a Guide to Oligozoospermia

Oligospermia is a low sperm count. Often, this condition occurs because a couple is over-anxious to have a family. An obvious solution is to stop having intercourse for a month to allow the sperm to multiply. Other than that, herbal remedies effectively work as relief for the condition.

Stop having intercourse

When a couple has sex too often, the male releases too much sperm so that the amount needed to fertilize a woman is too low. Fewer days of intercourse allows the sperm to build up in the man’s body so when sexual intercourse does occur, the count will be high enough for the couple to get pregnant. It may take a month or more of inactivity, but once activity resumes, a couple has a better chance of fertility occurring.

Add vitamins

Vitamins in the natural form rather than the supplement are best. Sources of Vitamin B6 are cauliflower, watercress, spinach, garden cress, bananas, okra, onions, broccoli, squash, kale, kohlrabi, Brussels sprouts, peas, and radishes. Most green, leafy vegetables have this important B vitamin. Choline is another B vitamin used in treating fertility. Bottle gourd is an excellent source of this vitamin. Another source is fenugreek leaves and shepherd’s purse. Vitamin C is an essential vitamin for men wanting to get their partner pregnant. Men need at least 1000 milligrams per day. Bitter melon, emblic rosehips, both green and red peppers, and watercress provide high quantities of Vitamin C. Zinc is found in asparagus, prunes, cowpeas, endive, string beans, cucumbers, Brussels sprouts, collards, parsley, and spinach.

Other herbs

Ginger and its related dishes have improved sperm count in animals. It is a safe herb that tastes great. Ginger ale, tea, and bread all work effectively. Ginseng helps to build stamina along with schisandra and saw palmetto. Sunflower contains high amounts of arginine, a highly recommended supplement. The dosage for this is two ounces of sunflower seeds per day. Other sources of this amino acid are carob, white lupines, sesame seeds, soybeans, peanuts, mustard, chives, and lentils. Oats can make a man energetic, and some herbalists will recommend adding oatmeal to an infertile man’s diet. Raspberry leaf tea is another commonly prescribed herb for infertility.

Herbal formulas

Hochu-ekki-to and ninjin-to are two often-prescribed formulas for male infertility. The first formula contains cangzhu, astragalus, ginseng, Japanese angelica, bupleurum root, jujube fruit, a Japanese citrus fruit, Chinese licorice root, black cohosh, and ginger. The formula boosted sperm counts and motility within three months time. The second formula contains cangzhu, ginger, and Chinese licorice. Get the correct dosage from an Asian herbalist. Another formula including Ashwagandha helps with male sexual function and libido.

Infertility doctors may offer surgical solutions, but the natural and herbal way is more effective and also safer than surgery. Also, giving the body a change to rest and build up sperm is an alternative to surgery or insemination. James Duke in The Green Pharmacy shares much of the research on herbs that have effectively solved this personal problem. Asian diets and doctors have effective formulas that help a couple become pregnant, as well.