Naturopaths opine that a handful of dry fruits help to increase sperm count and motility.This article explains which are the best dry fruits that increase sperm count ,motility and fertility
Various new researches are being conducted to find a solution for male infertility. Italian doctors opine that along with regular exercise, weight management and healthy diet, a handful of dry fruits like dates, raisins and figs can help to boost male fertility.
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Male infertility is increasing day by day. Number of infertile men is on raise. This may be due to increased level of stress (Read Stress and Erectile dysfunction or Impotence), extended work timings, use of modern gadgets like cell phones, laptops and computers. Decreased physical activity due to sedentary life style adds up to the causes. Obesity, diabetes and low testosterone (Read Natural Ayurvedic Ways to Increase Testosterone) are in raise as new lifestyle diseases. Inadequate supply of nutrients, overheating of testicles due to laptops, increased temperature of testicles due to obesity are being viewed as causes of male infertility (low sperm count and low sperm motility).
Dates For Sperm Count:
According to Research on Dates
- It is a sex hormone modulator
- High in anti oxidants
- Protects liver
- Reduces inflammation
- Anti microbial
- Labor and delivery relaxation
- Protects Kidney
Dates are known as “Kharjura” in Ayurveda. It has “Madhura Rasa” (sweet to taste) and has “snigdha” (increases moistness or stickiness of tissues) property. According to principles of Ayurveda dates act as body coolant and provide the best atmosphere for sperm production. Hence it is known as “shukrala” or the ones which increase shukra dhatu or semen increasing fruit. Dates also provide lot of fibres which help to get rid of constipation. Easy bowel movement always normalise metabolism and keeps digestion healthy.
Nutritional Facts of Dates
The list of nutrients in dates
total fat: 0.03 g (very less )
total carbohydrates: 5.33 g (provide good energy)
dietary fiber: 0.6 g (improves intestinal motility)
sugar: 4.5 g (boost energy)
protein: 0.17 g
vitamin B-6: 0.012 mg
iron: 0.07 mg (helps to get rid of anemia)
magnesium: 3 mg (studies have shown magnesium helps to boost testosterone. This improves sperm count and motility)
potassium: 47 mg (helps to overcome erectile dysfunction)
Dates provide plenty of vitamins and minerals which help to overcome nutrition deficiency like anaemia. The potassium in dates also help as a remedy for erectile dysfunction ( Read Ayurvedic Medicines and Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction). Deficiency of potassium is another cause of male infertility. ( Read
Ayurvedic Treatment and Home Remedies for Male Infertility)
Raisins for sperm count:
A Research on Raisins shows
- It Improves sperm motility
- Increases sperm viability
- Rich in anti oxidants
- Rich in potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc and phosphorus (Read Zinc (Jasada Bhasma) in Ayurveda- for Erectile Dysfunction , PCOS)
- Black raisins are little low in calories.
Raisins (Read Raisins or Dry Grapes Health Benefits According to Ayurveda) are sweet to taste and they too act as body coolants. Raisins are rich source of iron and fibres. Raisins unlike fresh grapes, are rich and concentrated sources of energy, vitamins, electrolytes, anti-oxidants and minerals Hence they help to fight anaemia and constipation. Raisins help to increase fertility of Men and women. They increase quality and quantity of semen, sperm count and sperm motility. They also help to strengthen the female reproductive system. Raisins are known as “Vrishya”, which means they help in erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation the two main causes for male infertility. Hence Raisin is used in Ayurveda Vajikarana Rasayana .
Nutritional Facts of raisins
Approximately 43 grams of raisins contain
total 129 calories
34 grams carbohydrates (supply energy)
1.3 grams protein (adds up to your daily protein need)
0.2 gram fat
1.6 grams fiber ( Relieves constipation and eases pooping)
25.4 grams sugar (boosts body energy)
322 milligrams potassium (helps in erectile dysfunction)
0.8 milligrams of iron (keeps anemia at bay)
0.08 vitamin B6
14 milligrams magnesium (improves testosterone and sperm count)
22 milligrams of calcium (strengthens the bones)
1.5 micrograms vitamin K
Figs for Sperm Count:
Figs ( Read Health Benefits of Figs (Anjeer) An Ayurveda View) are known as FALGU or RAJAOUDUMBARA in Ayurveda. Dried figs are excellent source of minerals like calcium, copper, potassium, manganese, iron, selenium and zinc. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids. Copper is required in the production of red blood cells. Iron is required for red blood cell. All these minerals occur in plenty in figs thus improving the health of sperm cells and boosting their production. Figs are eulogized as Vrishya or aphrodisiac by Ayurveda Acharyas. They are used as “shukra dhatu” or healthy semen increasing ingredient in Ayurveda Vajikarana Therapy.
Nutritional facts of Dried Figs
Approximately 9 grams of dried figs contain
Calories 21 (energy supply)
Calories from Fat 2
Total Fat 0.1g (best fruit to use in obesity. Weight loss leads to improve
Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Potassium 57mg (helps in erectile dysfunction)
Dietary Fiber .8g
Figs are also rich in minerals like potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and copper ( Read Ayurveda Copper Water Benefits, Sperm Count and Motility ). They contain plenty of antioxidants, vitamins A and K that contribute to health of sperms.
Dry Fruits Mantha – An ayurvedic food for male infertility
Texts of Ayurveda recommend various drinks to address health conditions naturally. These drinks will be usually easy to digest and pacify vitiated doshas. Mantha means mashed or well blended. The drink which is prepared by blending the ingredients well and diluting is known as Mantha. Here is an ayurvedic drink recipe which is nourishing and also cooling.
Soft dates – 20 grams
Dry grapes or Raisins – 20 grams
Figs – 20 grams
Water – one glass
Method of preparation:
Soak the ingredients for an hour in required quantity of water. After one hour blend dry fruits in a mixer and add remaining water. Mix them well. Store this mix in a small earthen pot and allow it to cool. Drink this after 2 hours when it is cooled.
Benefits of this drink
Since it is cooled in earthen pot it acts as a body coolant. This drink quenches thirst immediately. Hence it is highly recommended in summer when intense sun rays dehydrate our body and make us to feel fatigued. This is a very soothing drink and hydrates the body immediately. The sugars in mashed dry fruits instantly energize the body and boost the strength.
Dry fruits are store houses of nutrients. They supply minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants. Hence this ayurvedic drink nourishes body and boost immunity level ( Read Boost Immunity Through Ayurveda – Foods and Herbs) in summer. This drink is especially high in minerals which are very essential in anaemia. Persons who suffer from weakness and anaemia can use this ayurvedic beverage very often.
Figs, raisins and dates are very good aphrodisiac foods. Hence this drink is best ayurvedic remedy for erectile dysfunction. Men who are on treatment for oligospermia can use this ayurvedic drink ( Read Oligospermia-Natural Ayurvedic Treatment in India) as it helps to increase sperm count.
Dry Fruit Milk for Male Infertility
The ayurvedic milk ( Read Ayurveda Health Benefits and Uses of Milk – Dos and Don’ts) preparations are very effective and healthy. Dry Fruit milk can be of good help for men who want to boost health of their swimmers. Here is the recipe for that. Take equal quantity of all the above mentioned dry fruits. ( Dates, Raisins and Figs) . You can also add nuts like almond, walnut and pistachio. Chop these into small pieces and store it in a jar and refrigerate it. Every day night soak 2 tea spoons of this nut and fruit mixture in 2 table spoons of milk, for 30 minutes. Grind these and mix with a cup of warm milk. Drink this daily before going to bed.
Caution: People with diabetes must be very careful while using this drink as these dry fruits are high in sugar.
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Author : Dr. Savitha Suri Consultant Ayurvedic Physician
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