Male sterility is also commonly known as impotency. Male sterility is characterized by the inability of the male to beget offspring. Male sterility creates problems in married life.
HAVE AN OPEN MIND
The inability to beget children can also be due to problems on the side of the female. Hence it is necessary that each partner has an open mind and consult the physician and also undergo the various tests as to where the problem lies.
The root of the problem can be either functional or organic or at times a combination of both the factors.
MALE STERILITY: WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?
Male sterility generally happens when the semen lacks the required number of active sperms. This happens due to certain morbidity causes.
Mentionably, the Ayurvedic treatment is effective only when the sperms in the semen are inactive or are few in number. Such a condition gets remedied quickly.
However, if the semen does not contain any sperm, the condition cannot be treated.
HOW DOES PROCREATION TAKE PLACE?
For procreation purposes, two factors are significant: First, there must be sufficient numbers of sperms in the semen; secondly, the sperms should be active.
Interestingly, in normal cases, just one of the sperms (following ejaculation) succeeds in fertilizing the mature ovum within the woman’s vagina. This fertilized ovum grows into the foetus and the baby.
The sperm in the male’s semen is the primary procreative agent. The sperms are produced in the testicles. They are ejaculated via the male genital organ during sexual intercourses.
Sperm production is regulated by hormones which are secreted by the ductless glands.
The patients are tendered sex stimulants. These are known as aphrodisiacs. They aid the production of active sperms.
People suffering from this dysfunction are prescribed food items having astringent and sweet tastes.
Such patients should regularly have cow’s milk, butter and ghee prepared from cow’s milk.
Similarly, such patients can have meat and eggs.
WHAT NOT TO EAT
- These people must not consume items that have bitter, pungent, sour and saline tastes.
- They should not also have too much elachi.
OTHER IMPORTANT POINTS
- Such people should not use soaps prepared from the neem tree.
- Too much indulgence in sex is harmful.
- Hence, practise restrain in sex.
The four effective Ayurvedic medications are Makaradhvaja, Kapikacchu, Asvagandharishta, and Asvagandha lehya.
Makaradhvaja is the commonly prescribed most important Ayurvedic medication for the patients suffering from this as well as all allied conditions.
Makaradhvaja is prepared with purified Gold, Sulphur, and Mercury. The purification is done as per the strict Ayurvedic principles.
The Dose: First mix 125 gram of this medication with half-a-teaspoon of sugar and also of butter. The patient should be given the medicine twice daily. But, the person should have it only on an empty tummy.
Kapikacchu is a creeper found all over India especially in the countryside.
Preparation procedure: The seeds within the pods of this plant are actually used for preparing the medicine. The seeds are extracted and roasted. Then they are grinded into the powdery form.
The Dose: The patient needs to be tendered one teaspoonful of the powder twice daily. He/she should then follow it up with a cup of milk.
ASVAGANDHARISHTA & ASVAGANDHA LEHYA
Both Asvagandharishta and Asvagandha lehya are prepared from the Asvagandha plant. The medications are prepared from the root of the plant.
The Asvagandha plant is cultivated in several parts of the country. However, the Asvagandha plant also grows luxuriantly as a jungle weed in the Indian countryside.
The root of the Asvagandha plant has a typical smell of horse’s urine. Hence, the name of the plant is derived from this characteristic.
Preparation procedure : First, the root of the Asvagandha plant is dried so that the odour is taken care of. Then, it is grinded into the powdery form. Depending on the ingredients used ot prepare the medications, they are called Asvagandharishta and Asvagandha lehya.
Besides Asvagandha, one of the main ingredients of Asvagandharishta is alcohol.
The Dose : The patient should be given 30 ml of the concoction mixed with equal quantity of water. He/she should have the medication after food twice daily.
Asvagandha lehya medication can be taken in the powdery form. The patient should be given one teaspoonful twice daily. Immediately afterwards, the patient should have a cup of boiled milk. The alternative is to boil the powder with milk. One can also season it with sugar.
The Dose : The patient should be given one teaspoonful twice daily. He/she must follow it up with a cup of milk.