Oligospermia-Natural Ayurvedic Treatment in India

Texts of Ayurveda recommend various, herbs, medicines, diet and lifestyles to be followed to boost healthy sperm count. In this article let us view Natural Ayurvedic Treatment for Oligospermia which are available in India.

Also Read Male Infertility – Ayurvedic Ways to Increase Sperm Count and Motility

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What is Oligospermia ?

Natural Ayurvedic Treatments for Oligospermia

Ayurvedic Diet for Oligospermia

Ayurvedic Herbs and medicines for oligospermia:

Oligospermia or low sperm count in men has become a growing concern in present modern world. The present diet, lifestyle and stress are the main reason for this.

What is Oligospermia ?

A healthy sperm count and motility is very important when you are planning for a baby. Sometimes men experience infertility due to low sperm count. This condition of low sperm count is known as Oligospermia. Very often men with oligospermia may experience erectile dysfunction (Read Ayurveda remedies for erectile dysfunction), premature ejaculation ( Read What are the Best Ayurvedic Medicines for ED and PE ?  ), Low libido   or low ejaculate volume (Read Low sperm count and Ejaculate volume in Diabetes ). Even diabetic men experience low sperm count. (Read How to Increase Sperm Count in Diabetics  ).

According to World Health Organization (WHO), the average sperm count of a man to be fertile is at or above 15 million sperm per ml. Sperm count below this range is considered as oligospermia. This condition has 3 categories

  1. Mild Oligospermia – 10 to 15 million sperms / mL
  2. Moderate Oligospermia – 5 to 10 million sperms . mL
  3. Severe Oligospermia –  0- 5 million sperms / mL

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Natural Ayurvedic Treatments for Oligospermia

Texts of Ayurveda, the ancient medical science of India, recommend various natural treatments and medicines for oligospermia. These are in the form of diet, lifestyle changes and herbs. Ayurveda acharyas have explained about these in Vajikarana Adhyaya . They also enumerate about making a man potent and fertile through Vajikarana Therapy

Ayurvedic Diet for Oligospermia:

The following foods can be included in regular diet to boost sperm count and sperm motility.

Fruits for oligospaermia:

Include the following regularly in diet

Vegetables for oligospermia:

Add the following vegetables in your daily diet to improve sperm count

Dry fruits for oligospermia:-

The following dry fruits are very essential to boost sperm count

Other foods:

Milk, ghee, butter, butter milk, curd, sugar cane juice, tender coconut water, Black gram (Urad dal), horse gram (Kulthi) and Green gram are recommended to improve sperm count.

Food to avoid for low sperm count

Avoid mustard seeds, water stored in plastic bottles, fast foods and too much of sweets.

Exercise for low sperm count

An optimum weight should be maintained to keep the sperm production up. Healthy diet and exercises help to manage body weight. A daily brisk walk for 45 minutes help to improve blood circulation and burns calories. Never lift heavy weights. Make it a point to bask in early morning sun light to get vitamin D. You can apply sesame oil on body to enhance the absorption.  Practice Pranayama and meditation to ward off stress as stress is also a major cause for low sperm count.


Use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs like marijuana can cause low sperm count. These have to be avoided at any cost to keep the fertility up.


Do not ejaculate too frequently. This leads to shukra kshaya or loss of shukra dhatu or sperms. Also do not use artificial lubricants. These may kill sperms.

Ayurvedic Herbs and medicines for oligospermia:

Herbs like ashwagandha, shatavari, vidarikanda, kapikacchu (mucuna), gokshura, kokilaksha etc help to boost sperm count. Ayurvedic Herbal preparations like  LEHYAM and  CAPSULES contain these herbs which are combined in proper proportions.

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