male infertility home remedies

The environment and surrounding factors seem to influence our wellbeing to a great extent. One of the most commonly faced issues among men and women these days is infertility. In this article, we will be discussing the home remedies for the treatment of infertility in men. Before that let’s have a common understanding of the related terms, symptoms of infertility in men.


Infertility refers to the inability of a man or a woman to conceive a child. According to a recent study, up to 15 percent of couples are infertile in India. 

Male infertility

The average total number of sperms present in one sample of semen refers to sperm count. A sperm count lower than 10 million per ml is considered to contribute to male infertility.

Also Read: What Are the Types of Male Infertility?

Symptoms of infertility

symptoms of male infertility

Home remedies to treat infertility in men

  • Avoid too much soy or foods with non-human estragon

Many canned and plastic products are also high in synthetic forms of estragon.

  • Get enough folate and zinc

Consuming folate and zinc in combination will help in increasing overall health and count of the sperm.

  • Consume garlic

Garlic contains allicin and selenium which improves the blood flow to the penis and antioxidant that improves the sperm motility.


  • Walnuts

Eating a walnut enriched diet might improve sperm quality. Walnuts contain magnesium which helps in producing progesterone. They also contain omega 3 and fatty acids.

  • Banana

Bananas are full of vitamins A, B1, and C which aids in producing healthier sperm and increase sperm productivity.

  • Vitamin D enhanced milk and milk products

Vitamin D raises calcium levels in the sperm and that in turn increases the motility and proportion of the sperm undergoing the fusion with female egg.

  • Broccoli 

It contains a good amount of folic acid, also known as vitamin B9 which is quite important in imparting male sperm fertility.

  • Turmeric

It is anti-inflammatory and enhances your immune system. It also consists of amino acids which are the building blocks of protein which keeps the sperm healthy.


  • Asparagus

It is the best source of Vitamin C which protects sperm from damage and increases its volume and motility.

  • Fermented nuts and seeds

A daily snack of almonds, hazelnuts, and walnuts help produce healthy sperms with proper sperm count.

  • Dark chocolate

It consists of amino acid which is good for doubling the sperm and semen volume.

Dark chocolate for male infertility

  • Boiled eggs

These are the healthiest sources of protein and Vitamin E which will protect the sperm from oxidative stress.

  • Shellfish, especially oysters

Omega – 3s have a wide range of health benefits. Including enhanced sperm counts, motility and morphology. Adding up the intake by eating fish and seafood, especially salmon, tuna, etc. will help increase sperm count.

  • Citrus fruits

Citrus fruits contain Vitamin C that is considered vital in increasing sperm count, motility and morphology. You can up the intake by eating citrus fruits and drinking their juices.

  • Consuming leafy greens, especially spinach

One can up their intake of green leafy vegetables such as spinach, lettuce, etc. to avoid lower sperm density and damaged sperm DNA.

Fruits and Vegetables

  • Ginseng is also known as Indian Ashwagandha

It is well known to correct sexual dysfunctions and sexual behaviors as per the traditional Chinese practices.

  • Fenugreek supplements

A compound present in it known as Furosap is known to significantly improve overall sperm quality and count.

Moreover, you can also consult a doctor for diagnosis and discuss the symptoms to know the right treatment if home remedies fail to solve the problem. The diagnosis may include physical examination, analysis of semen, ultrasound of scrotum and post-ejaculation urinalysis. There are treatment options such as varicocele surgery, hormonal treatment or ART treatment depending on the condition. 

Also Read: Intrauterine insemination (IUI) Treatment: Functioning & Success rates

Take Away

Therefore, apart from these home remedies one must not smoke and drink alcohol, should not do drugs, should keep a strict check on weight, should avoid exposure to pesticides, heavy metals, and other toxins, should opt for meditation to keep stress at bay. Above all, consult a doctor for a timely diagnosis. 

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