Male Fertility According to Ayurveda Fundamentals

Ayurveda has a wonderful perspective on male infertility. Optimizing fertility is one of the delicious arts of Ayurveda. There are certain foods and herbs that have an affinity for the reproductive system that anyone wanting to enhance their fertility should include in their diet. These are usually foods that have qualities of,

  1. Sweetness
  2. Nourishing
  3. Building

Treating infertility Problems with Ayurveda herbalism can arise when nutrition does not reach the reproductive tissue. This can happen due to,

  1. Under-nutrition,
  2. Poor digestion
  3. Obstruction due to toxins

Infertility can also arise when the reproductive tissue is overtaxed or damaged by infection or trauma.

Male infertility can be caused by all sorts of sperm defects Low volume,

  1. Low motility,
  2. Morphology (Irregular shape),
  3. Erectile dysfunction
  4. Obstructions (vericocele and prostatitis),
  5. Hormonal Imbalance

There are two basic strategies to optimize male fertility

  1. Clear any obstructions,
  2. Tonify the reproductive tissue


  1. Nuts: Almonds, walnuts, pumpkin, seeds,
  2. Dairy: Milk, cream, ghee,
  3. Seafood’s: Seaweeds,
  4. Flowers: Roses, saffron, jasmine,
  5. Fruits: Dates, pomegranates, grapes,
  6. Herbs: Organic Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosa), Kapikacchu (Mucuna pruriens), Gokshura (Tribulis terrestris), Bala (Sida cordifolia)
Quality Seminal fluid Spermatozoa head     Spermatozoa midpiece     Spermatozoa tail   
1.Bootha Apya   (water), Prithvi (earth), Agni    (fire). Apya, Pritvi Theja, Akash, Vayu
2.Rasa Sweet, Sour, Salts Sweet, Sour, Solt Sweet, Bitter, Astringent Sweet, Sour, Solt
3.Guna Heavy, Slow, Soft, Cold, Sliminess, Mobile, and Fluid, Slippery. Heavy, Slow, Cold, Sliminess, Firm, Soft, Clear, Hot, Mobile, Fluid, Light, Hard, Light, Cold, Clear, Heavy, Fine, Mobile,
4.Veerya Seetha Cold, Ushna, Ushna,
5.Vipaka Madhura (sweet),

Amla (sour).

Sweet, Sour Sweet Sweet
6.Dosha Kapa, Pitta, Vata Kapa Pitta, Vata