Ayurveda Doctor Melbourne Logo for Pure Herbal Ayurved

Improve your life easily with


To visit only with the appointment

Pure Herbal Ayurved

Ayurveda Treatment and Management for Male Infertility

Author : Gurnam Saini  

 Male Infertility And health In Ayurveda 


Understanding Shukra Dhatu (Sperm tissue in Ayurveda)


Shukra is the term used to denote male gamete. It is the male factor responsible for the formation of embryo. When the sperm gets united with the ovum in which soul descends and gets implanted in the uterus, embryo is formed. It is the last and seventh tissue, hence constitutes the essence of all the previous six tissues. It is located at the Basti Dvara or opening of the urinary bladder and gets ejaculated through the Mutravaha Srotas or urethra. 


Physical properties of Shukra (Sperm tissue) in Ayurveda 


Physical properties of Shukra are liquidity, abundant, sweet, unctuous, heavy, viscous, white like rock crystal and without any putrid smell (Ref Sloka 1).


It gets ejaculated during coitus because of the fluidity, sliminess, heaviness, atomicity and tendency to flow out.


Shukra Dhatu is ejaculated into the vagina during coitus because of the function of Vata Dosha, mainly Apana Vata in association with Tejas or heat generated during the sexual act. Passionate attachment, excitement, desire and physical pressure are also responsible for ejaculation of semen. 



Male Infertility  Natural treatment Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic



Role of Shukra (Sperm) in Fertilization


Two main functions of paternal factor, that is male partner for the process of fertilization are:


  1. Production of healthy sperms 

  2. Deposition of sperm in the female genital tract through the act of coitus. 


Defects in either of these functions may lead to male infertility. 


Ayurveda explains two pathological conditions, namely Shukrakshaya (deficiency in sperm) and Shukradushti (defect in sperm).


Shukra Kshaya (deficiency in sperm)


Shukra means Sperm and Kshaya means deficiency. Thus, Shukrakshaya means deficiency of one or more functions of the testes which are synthesis of testosterone and spermatogenesis. It may cause male inhealthas well as sexual dysfunction too. Acharya Susrutha has classified Shukrakshaya into three types – Alpa Retas, Kshina Retas and Visushka Retas. 


Alpa Retas means low levels of sperm from birth or below the age of 25 years resulting from chromosomal or congenital defects like in Klinefelter’s syndrome. Although low levels of sperm are from birth, diagnosis can be made only during or after puberty. 


Kshina Retas indicated moderately low level of sperm in middle age. There is proper growth and development and normal level of sperm, however deficiency occurs later during life because of indulgence in causative factors such as unhealthy diet and lifestyle or affliction with chronic debilitating illness or infections, side effects of treatment such as chemotherapy. 


Visushka Retas is extremely low level of sperm during old age, that is after 70 years of age. There is proper growth and development and normal levels of sperm, however sperm levels become greatly decreased in old age. 


Shukra Dosha (Sperm malfuntioning)

Ayurvedic medicine for constipation by Pure Herbal Ayurved

There are several causes, which may cause Shukra dosas.  For the sake of easy explanation, all these causes can be broadly classified under four main headings:


  1. Defective Spermatogenesis

  2. Disorders in efferent duct system

  3. Flaccid penis leading to non-deposition of sperm high in the vagina

  4. Errors in seminal fluid.


  1. Defective Spermatogenesis


Different causes which interfere with spermatogenesis are as below. 


  • Bija Dosha – Chromosomal defects caused due to the defects in sperm or ovum of the parents results in production of offspring with defective genital organs. 

  • Dvireta are the disorders of sexual development resulting from disordered sex chromosomes due to vitiation of the sperm and ovum of the parents responsible for creation of sexual characters in the foetus. 

  • Janmabala Pravrtta – Congenital disorders such as hypospadias, epispadias, etc. where there are developmental defects of the male genitalia. 

  • Kalabala Pravrtta – Metabolic or Pubertal defects &

  • Sanghatabala Pravrtta – Accidental trauma to the testes - If the testes of the foetus are affected by vitiated Vata Dosha and Agni (Pitta Dosha) then there is eviration in the offspring and the person will have problems with ejaculation. 


  1. Shukravaha Srotodushti 


Any defect in efferent duct system (Shukravaha srotas) either, structural or functional may lead to infertility. 


  • Structural Defects of Shukravaha Srotas: Anomalies such as congenital absence of one or more parts of Shukravaha srotas such as total absence of cauda epididymis, the loop of the vas, and the vas deferens itself, also known as vas aplasia, although the caput epididymis is kept intact. 

  • Functional Defects of Shukravaha Srotas: Functional defects in Shukravaha srotas is caused by Srotodushti, that is the patency of Shukravaha srotas (channels/ efferent duct system) is affected by various unhealthy life practices or by injury.


Causes of Shukravaha Srotodushti 


  1. Untimely coitus: intercourse under stressful conditions and with a lady having vaginal infectious diseases.

  2. Celibacy: Forced abstinence due to traditional problems or prolonged abstinence due to relationship problems with partner or due to occupational problems etc.

  3. Injury to Shukravaha srotas or its mula (testes) may be caused by sastra (sharp instrument), ksara (alkali) and agni (fire).  Injuries with the above said factors may lead to haemorrhage, neurological deficits, inflammations and wounds. Further the wounds may get infected and affect the normal function of efferent duct system.


Symptoms of Shukravaha Srotodushti


  • Excessive or Premature ejaculation

  • Retrograde ejaculation (Vimargagamana of Shukra) 

  • Obstruction of the efferent duct (Shukravaha Sroto Sanga)

  • Varicocele (Shukravaha Siragranthi) 

  1. Flaccid penis leading to non-deposition of sperm high in the vagina


Proper ejaculation of semen, high in the vagina is essential for the survival and migration of sperm into the cervical mucus. Erectile dysfunction and ejaculatory disturbances may lead to inhealthdue to failure to deposit sperm in the vagina.


  • Erectile dysfunction, irrespective of its cause and variety leads to inhealthbecause of Stabda Medra i.e. flaccid penis which fails to intromit during sex act and thus failing in ejaculation of semen in the vagina. The addition five varieties of viz. Asekya, Saugandhika, Kumbhika, Irsyaka and Sandha may also lead to infertility.  Amongst five, Sandha type does not possess Shukra and so is infertile; however, the former four varieties even though possessing Shukra may become infertile due to impotency. Erectile dysfunction is caused due to psychological factors, under nourished or weak Shukra Dhatu, excess coitus, accidental trauma, congenital problems, due to old age or suppression of natural urges. 

  • Ejaculatory disturbances such as early ejaculation or ejaculation before penetration and premature ejaculation may lead to infertility. The causes of premature ejaculation are said to be anxiety, prolonged abstinence, hurried sexual experience, fear of losing erection, rapid ejaculatory reflex, excessive sensitivity. Aspermia or absence of ejaculation is another condition seen in patients of psychological anorgasmia.


  1. Errors in seminal fluid (Shukra Dushti) 


Provoked Dosas due to their respective causative factors vitiate Shukra and produce several types of Shukra Dushti.


Shukra Dushti (Sperm vitiation)


Shukra means Sperm and Dushti means vitiation, thus Shukradushti refers to vitiation of seminal fluid. The sexual function is not necessarily affected in Shukradushti. 


Causative factors of Shukra Dushti


The three fold causative factors for the vitiation of semen are improper diet, unhealthy lifestyle and psychological factors. 


Ahara (Dietetic factors) Sperm vitiation or defect 


  • Ahita Ahara: Excess consumption of unsuitable food

  • Ati Ruksha Anna: Excess intake of dry food items such as crackers

  • Tikta Kashaya Lavana Amla Rasa Atisevana: Use of bitter, astringent, salty and sour tastes excessively in diet

  • Ati Ushna Ahara: Consumption of excess hot food and drinks


Vihara (Lifestyle factors) Sperm vitiation or defect 


  • Excessive coitus

  • Untimely coitus

  • Improper abstinence

  • Intercourse with unaroused partner

  • Coitus in old age

  • Excessive exercise

  • Suppression of ejaculation and other natural urges such as urination, defaecation, flatus, etc


Manasika (Psychological factors) Sperm vitiation or defect 


  • Chinta: Anxiety

  • Shoka: Grief

  • Avisrambha: Suspicion  

  • Bhaya: Fear 

  • Krodha: Anger  

  • Family & Work Related stress


Pathophysiology of Shukra Dushti


One or more Doshas get vitiated and reach the Shukravaha Srotas (Efferent ducts) causing defects in semen. In addition aggravation of Apana Vata may also cause Shukra Dushti as ejaculation of Shukra is the function of Apana Vata.


Significance and Types of Shukradushti


Doshas vitiate the semen leading to infertility. In case conception occurs, either miscarriage or abortion occurs or the progeny will be sick, sterile, short-lived and disfigured. Vitiated semen shows changes in physical characters based on the Dosha vitiation. There are eight types of vitiation of semen. 


  1. Vataja Retas: Semen vitiated by Vata Dosha will have the following features. 



  • Aruna / Isad Rakta Varna (Bright red or light red colour) or 

  • Krisna varna (black colour)


  • Phenila (frothy)

  • Tanu (thin in consistency) 

  • Ruksa (less unctuous) 

  • Satoda Bheda: Ejaculated in a little quantity with pain

  • Has no potency for fertilization


Different haemorrhagic injuries, oligospermia, azoospermia, obstruction in efferent ducts come under Vataja Retas. 


  1. Pittaja Retas: Semen which is vitiated by Pitta Dosha will have the following features. 



  • Pita (Yellowish) 

  • Nila (Blue) in colour


  • Durgandha: Foetid smell

  • Ati Ushna: Very hot

  • Sadaha: Ejaculated with burning sensation 


Acute inflammatory conditions of the testes fall under this type of Shukra Dushti. Foetid smell and yellowish coloration could be because of presence of pus cells whereas hotness and burning sensation could be because of acute inflammation. 


  1. Kaphaja Retas: Vitiated Kapha Dosha obstructs the normal flow of semen and causes the following features.



  • Shukla (Whitish)


  • Ati Picchila: Slimy in consistency

  • Sakandu: Ejaculated with mild itching 


In this type of vitiation, there is increased viscosity of semen which is mostly seen in chronic infections and is associated with increased morphologically abnormal forms.


  1. Anya Dhatu Samsrsta: Anya Dhatu means other materials apart from spermatozoa such as pus cells, mucus, bacteria, RBC, etc. Thus a semen containing these substances may be called as Anya Dhatu Samsrsta. Due to injury to the Shukravaha Srotas, blood mixed with semen can be seen. 



  • Rakta Varna (Reddish in colour)


  • Bahalam: Bulk in quantity 

  • Kunapa Gandhi: Smell of dead body


  1. Kapha Vataja Retas (Granthibhuta/Avasadi): Semen being vitiated by Kapha and Vata Doshas looks coagulated because of non-liquefaction as seen in prostate dysfunctions. The normal time for liquefication of semen is within 40 minutes after ejaculation. When the semen fails to liquify spontaneously it may result in sub-fertility. 



  • Sandra: Highly viscous

  • Manda: Sluggish


  1. Pitta Kaphaja Retas (Putipuyanibha): When the semen is vitiated by Pitta and Kapha, it becomes infected and contains pus cells (Puya). When semen contains excess pus cells it is known as pyospermia which is a chronic suppurative infection of semen. 

  2. Pitta Vataja Retas (Ksina Retas): When the semen is vitiated by Pitta and Vata, it is scanty or less in quantity or with subnormal parameters. It is also a variety under main classification of Shukra Kshaya resulting from specific causes as explained above. In this context, the semen parameters decreased due to vitiated Vata and Pitta are only considered. If Shukra Kshaya occurs due to any other cause or Dosha vitiation, it should not be considered under this category. 

  3. Sannipataja Retas (Mutra Purisha Gandhi): Semen which is vitiated by all the three Doshas will have the smell of urine or faeces and is known as Sannipataja Retas. 


Ayurveda Treatment Approach of male infertility 


  • Samanya Chikitsa (General Treatment)

  • Visesha Chikitsa (Specific Treatment)


  1. Samanya Chikitsa includes Snehana (Oleation), Swedana (Fomentation) and basti (enema) 


Basti (Herbal enema)


Medicated enema is administered in men. Basti is a Panchakarma which performs detoxification, strength promoting, Dosha pacification actions and possess superior qualities by virtue of the herbs used in treatment. As Basti is the best treatment to pacify Vata Dosha, Uttara Basti normalizes the functions of Vata Dosha, mainly Apana Vata the vitiation of which causes inhealthissues. The detoxifying action of basti in the genital passages helps to restore the normal sexual functions. Also, inflammation, irritation, discomfort will be reduced. The oil or ghee used in treatment has nutritive functions and will improve blood circulation, nerve conduction and nourish the genital organs. 


Medicated oils used for basti


Different medicated oils or ghee are used for different purposes. In erectile dysfunction, Ashwagandha oil is beneficial whereas in premature ejaculation, Ashwagandha ghrita is useful. Kshirabala oil is good for Azoospermia whereas Mahamasha oil is beneficial in Oligospermia. Pippalyadi oil is useful in Asthenospermia. 


Method of Administration


  1. Visesha Chikitsa includes administration of specific Vajikarana herbs according to the type of vitiation of sperm. 


Vajikarana is one of the eight branches of Ayurveda which helps to enhance the status of Shukra Dhatu, improve sexual health and male fertility. Vaji means Stallion. As stallion cohabits vigorously, uninterruptedly and for long duration, also produces abundant sperm, it is used to denote sexual potency, hence the term Vajikarana (Ref Sloka 2). Herbs used in Vajikarana therapy are known as Vrishya Dravyas. These herbs improve sexual vigor and promote sperm quantity and quality. 


Classification of Vajikarana Dravyas


Vajikarana dravyas are broadly classified into 3 types - 


  1. Shukrajanaka or Shukravrddhikara 

  2. Shukrapravartaka or Shukra srutikara 

  3. Shukrajanaka pravartaka or Shukra srutivrddhikara 


  1. Shukra Vriddhikara Dravyas: They nourish the tissues in sequential pattern right from Rasa Dhatu to the Shukra Dhatu thus initiate or increase semen. Herbs possess properties similar to that of sperm and enhance the sperm production qualitatively and quantitatively come under this category. These herbs enhance spermatogenesis ir androgen synthesis or both. Example, Mamsa (meat), Ghrta (ghee), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Sarkara (jaggery), Musali (Chlorophytum borivilianum).


  • Sadhya Shukra Vriddhikara: These herbs possess specific action of enhancing the transformation of nutrient portion of food into tissues bypassing the normal metabolic process, thereby increasing the production of sperm in a short period. Milk and Sugarcane juice possess this property. 

  • Kramasha Shukra Vriddhikara: These herbs increase the sperm production after passing through the normal metabolic process, hence the effect is gradual as Shukra dhatu being the last among the seven tissues, greater time period is required for its production by these herbs. 


  1. Shukra Srutikara: These herbs have hot and penetrating properties which initiate the ejaculation of semen. The effect of these herbs is at the psychic level as they stimulate the sex center of the brain leading to excitation of sexual organs and discharge of sperm. These herbs either improve ejaculation or improve the action of androgens. Herbs like Akarkarabha (Anacyclus pyrethrum), Kasturi (musk), Gunja (Abrusprecatorius) etc. possess this property. 


  1. Shukra Sruti Vriddhikara: Herbs having both the above qualities (Spermatogenesis and ejaculation) come under this category. Some diet articles and herbs having this property are Kshira (Milk), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Bhallataka (Semicarpus anacardium), Kapikacchu (Mucuna pruriens), Ghrta (Ghee), Godhuma (Wheat), Masha (black gram) and Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus).


On the basis of this, it can be said that Shukra Vriddhikara Dravyas drugs are useful to improve semen qualities and Shukra Srutikara drugs are beneficial for the treatment of sexual dysfunctions, whereas Shukra Sruti Vriddhikara drugs are useful in both of these conditions and in cases where both of these dysfunctions are existing together.


Acharya Sharangadhara included Shukra Stambhaka and Shukra Shoshaka in the Vajikarana Dravya classification. 


  1. Shukra Stambhaka: Herbs which helps in promotes the retention power of a male partner during the sexual act. e.g. Jatiphala (Myristica fragrans ), Ahiphena (Papaver somniferum)

  2. Shukra Shoshaka: The herbs which dry up the semen come under this category. E.g. Haritaki (Terminalia chebula).                                  


In general, the Vajikarana therapy can be broadly classified into two groups on the basis of their pharmacological action.

  1. Those acting at Psychic level

  2. Those acting at Somatic level 


Those acting on Psychic Level


Acharya Charaka has quoted 'Sankalpa' (Determination) and ‘Stri’ (Female) as the best aphrodisiac. These two agents stimulate the mind and act at the psychic level. Proper mental excitement is necessary for a satisfactory sexual act. Pleasant music and romantic place also come under this category. 


Those acting at the somatic level


The effect of Vajikarana therapy on body may be divided into three groups as follows:

  • Dravya Samanya

  • Guna Samanya

  • Karma Samanya


Dravya Samanya: Acharya Charaka states that diet articles and herbs having same properties as that of the Dhatu which increase the particular Dhatu in the body qualitatively and quantitatively. E.g. Eggs, Meat


Guna Samanya: Some herbs have properties similar to that of Shukra Dhatu such as sweet taste, unctuous and slimy properties, nourishing and strengthening qualities, etc. These are subclassified into herbs and diet. E.g. Milk, ghee, meat, Vidarikanda (Pureria tuberosa), Musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum). 


Karma Samanya: The action performed by a person which increases Shukra comes under this category. E.g. Body massage, foot massage, exercise.  


Method of Administration of Vajikarana


Depending upon one’s body strength, status of Doshas, Prakriti (Constitution), Agni (Digestive & Metabolic fire), one should administer Panchakarma first to detoxify the body after which Vajikarana herbs, suitable diet and lifestyle are suggested. 


Vrshya Herbs


Jivanti (Leptadenia reticulata), Meda (Polygonatum verticillatum), Madhuka (Madhuca longifolia),     Vata (Ficus bengalensis), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Rshabhaka (Malaxis acuminate), Pippali (Piper longum), Kakanasa (Matynia diandra), Satahva (Anethum sowa), Kapikacchu (Mucuna pruriens), Ksirakakoli (Lillium polyphyllum), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Bala (Sida cordifolia), Satavari (Asparagus racemosus), Iksu (Saccharum officinarum), Shalaparni (Desmodium gangeticum), Rasna (Alpinia galanga), Vidari (Pureria tuberosa), Madhu (honey), Kakoli (Roscoea purpurea), Mudgaparni (Vigna trilobata), Madhuyashti (Glycyrrhizza glabra), Srngataka (Trapabis pinosa), Amalaki (Embilica officinalis), Priyala (Buchnania lanzan), Ardraka (Zingiber officinale), Lasuna (Allium sativum), Patola (Trichosanthes diocia), Dadima (Punica granatum), Masha (Vigna mungo) and Eranda (Ricinus communis) are some of Vrshya Dravyas. 


Shukra Kshaya Chikitsa


Acharya Sushruta has classified Vajikarana on the basis of its actions viz Apayayana Nimittam, Prasada Nimittam, Upachaya Nimittam, Janana Nimittam and Praharsha Jananartham which treat different conditions of the semen.


  • Apayayana Nimittam is the treatment for low sperm count from birth, that is Alpa Retas. It helps in sperm production. 

  • Prasada Nimittan is indicated for Shukra Dushti (vitiation of Sperm tissue) due to Vata and other Doshas, that is in Dushta Retas. 

  • Upachaya Nimittam is to be advocated in cases of moderately low sperm count especially during middle age, that is Kshina Retas caused due to various factors such as nutritional deficiencies or chronic illness. Upachaya Nimittam helps in restoring normal sperm count. 

  • Janana Nimittam helps to treat excessively low levels of sperm especially in old age, that is Visushka Retas by compensating the loss by production of sperm. 

  • Praharsha Jananartham acts at the mental level by stimulating the hypothalamus which triggers the pituitary gland to produce sperm. 


Shukra Dushti Chikitsa


Shukra Shodhana (Purification of semen) by administering suitable Panchakarma and herbs according to the Doshas vitiated will help in the treatment of Shukra Dushti. Panchakarma mainly Vamana (Therapeutic emesis), Virechana (Therapeutic purgation), Niruha Basti (Decoction enema), Uttarabasti (Urethral enema) will help in purification of semen. Acharya Susrutha says that 18 Basti will help to eliminate Shukra Doshas. 


Vataja Shukra Dushti: Anuvasana Basti (Oil enema) and Vata balancing, strength promoting herbs such as Ashwagandha, Kaunch are beneficial. 


Pittaja Shukra Dushti: Virechana Panchakarma is beneficial. Rasayana or Rejuvenative formulations such as Brahmarasayana, Chyavanaprasha, Amalakyadi rasayana and Haritakyadi rasayana are suggested. Milk preparations, Draksha (grapes), Kasmarya (Gmelina arbora), Madhuka (Madhuka longifolia), Ushira (Vrtivera zizanoides), Sariva (Hemidescus indica), Candana (Santalum album), Mudgaparni (Vigna trilobata), Kapikacchu (Mucuna pruriens), Madhuyasti (Glyciriza glabra), Godhuma (wheat), Vidari (Pueraria tuberose), Ikshu (sugarcane) etc. is useful.


Kaphaja Shukra Dusti: Rasayana formulations of Pippali (Piper longum), Amrta (Tinospora cordifolia), Triphala (Fruits of Haritaki, Bibhitaki and Amalaki), Bhallataka (Semicarpus anacardium) etc.


Anya dhatu samsrsta: The presence of othe substances in semen should be examined through semen analysis and suitable treatment should be administered according to Dosha and Dhatu (tissue) involvement. 


Kunapagandhi: Ghrta prepared with dhataki puspa (Woodforida floribunda), khadira (Acacia katechu), dadima (Punica granatum), arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) or ghrta prepared out of salasaradi gana (group of medicines).


Granthibhuta: Ghrta prepared with sathi (Hedychium spicatum) or palasa kshara (ash of Butea monosperma).


Putipuya: Ghrta prepared with parusakadi  gana (Grewia asiatica) or vatadi gana (Ficus bengalensis).


Malagandhi: Ghrta prepared with citraka (Plumbago zeylanica), usira , and hingu (asafoetida).


Other drugs which are mentioned as Shukrasodhana are: kusta (Sazuria lappa), elavaluka (Prunus cerasus), katphala (Myrica esculenta), kadamba (Neolamarckia cadamba), ikshu (Saccharum officinarum), kokilaksa (Hygrophila auriculata), usira (Vrtivera zizanoides) and decoction of badara (Ziziphus mauritiana).


Ayurveda Formulations in Shukra Dushti


  • Ghrita (Medicated Ghee) Preparations: Jivaniya Ghrita, Ashwagandha Ghrita, Brihat Shatavari Ghrita

  • Lehya (Linctus) Preparations:  Chyavanaprash, Kaunch Pak, Musli Pak, Narasimha Rasayana, Ashwagandhadi Lehya

  • Taila (Oil) Preparations: Eranda taila, Sahachara taila, Bala taila

  • Vati (Tablet) Preparations: Shilajit vati, Chandraprabha vati, Gokshuradi Guggulu

  • Arishta (Fermented liquids): Ashwagandharishta, Balarishta


Role of Diet 


For the management of depletion in the Shukra dhatu, a proper diet which are Brmhana (nourishing) to rebuild the Shukra dhatu is required. The food articles which are possessing Madhura (sweet), Snigdha (unctuous) Jivana (promotors of life), Brmhana (nourishing) properties and have Madhura vipaka (sweet post digestive effect) and those which can produce Harsha (pleasure) in mind are considered as Vrshya diet (Ref Sloka 3)


Wholesome Diet

  • Narikelodaka (Tender Coconut Water)

  • Kshira (Milk), Dadhi (Yoghurt made from buffalo’s milk), Ghrita (Ghee), Navnita (Fresh butter)

  • Madhu (Honey), Guda (Jaggery)

  • Eranda Taila (Castor oil)

  • Vasa (muscle fat), Mamsa Rasa (Meat soup)

  • Raktashali  (red variety rice – Oryza sativa), Shastika (rice variety-Oryza plena), Masa (black gram), Chanaka (Chikpea), Godhuma (wheat)

  • Among fruits Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), mango, banana, grapes are Vrshya.

  • Among vegetables, ginger, long pepper and Patola (Trichosanthes cucumerina) are said to be Vrshya.

  • Tubers, Vidarikanda (Ipomoea paniculatus), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Varahakanda (Drynana quercifolia) and tender tops of Tala (Borassus fiabellifer), Narikela (Cocos nucifera), Kharjura (Pheonix sylvestris) etc are said to be Vrsya.

  • Saindhava (Rock salt) 

  • Preparations made from milk and ghee. 

  • Sesame improves sperm count and motility. 

  • Garlic is an aphrodisiac which has a beneficial effect on recovery of testicular functions. 

  • Black gram is fired in ghee and cooked with milk, then added with cane sugar and given for improving sperm quality and quantity. 


Unwholesome Diet

  • Excess use of salty, spicy and bitter tastes has a depleting action on the sperm count. 

  • Tobacco and Narcotic drugs affect the Ojas (Immunity) and essence of all tissues, including Shukra Dhatu. 

  • The normal functioning of Shukra Dhatu is affected because of excess intake of trans-fat, caffeine, carbonated drinks, junk food, alcohol and smoking. 




  • Pleasing sounds, Soft music, Melodies

  • Moonlight

  • Fragrant aromas

  • Flowers like jasmine

  • Enchanting sights, gardens

  • Happiness

The above improve sexual vigor and fertility. 


In contrast to this grief anger, anxiety fear, suspiciousness, non-simulative woman partners influence adversely.  


Thus, Vajikarana is the best treatment for Male infertility. 




Sloka 1 (C.S.Ch.S 2/50)


Sloka 2 (C.S.Ch.S 2/51)


Sloka 3 (C.S.Ch.S 2/36)


If you wish to consult Ayurveda, you may choose to contact one of our Ayurveda Practitioners Gurnam Saini or Pooja Saini in Melbourne. Both of our practitioners are Qualfied Ayurveda Doctors from India. You may contact us at "Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic".  People who can't reach us personally, may choose for online Ayurveda consultation. 





Disclaimer: The information on any of the Ayurvedic Products, Ayurvedic treatment, Ayurvedic Medicines or other services on Pure Herbal Ayurved clinic website is for educational purposes only. One should not buy these products over the counter or online. Ayurvedic products should only be taken after Ayurvedic consultation with a Registered Ayurvedic Practitioner. Some of the Traditional Ayurvedic Products described in our website may mention heavy metals or some prohibited plants used in Ayurvedic practice in India. The reader should understand that these products are not used by Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic as a Registered Ayurveda Practice in Australia. Reader should not assume that all of the products mentioned on the website are available for prescription in Australia. The uses and indications of these herbal products are based on Traditional Ayurvedic text books as a guide for readers, but not for self medication. Ayurvedic herbal products should be supplemented with appropriate diet and lifestyle to get beneficial effects. Ayurveda treatment is time tested for centuries, yet some of the Ayurvedic herbal products might not hold enough scientific research based evidence. We suggest  that you discuss your Ayurvedic treatment plan with your medical practitioner to ensure safe and effective use. 

Please Contact Us Other Treatment

Author Bio:

Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More


Google Reviews



  • 3+ years ago just before covid hit, I had sudden intolerance to a string of food predominantly gluten, cow's milk, egg and night shade vegetables. Energy was low and brain was foggy. I consulted and tried other treatments but minimal improvement. I was recommended to Drs Saini and Pooja by a friend who came out of her issues after ayurvedic treatments. Without hesitation, i consulted and started my ayurvedic journey 2+ years ago. It was the best decision I made. During those time, I had 2 sessions of panchakarma treatments. 2+ years later, I can now confidently say that I am able to incorporate gluten and cows milk products into my diet without any issue. My energy is back to normal and the other bonus for me is that unnecessary food cravings have diminished. I am very grateful and appreciated Drs Saini & Pooja's dedication and patient throughout my ayurvedic journey...

    Jessy T

  • Highly recommend seeing Pooja for various womens health issues. Pooja offers long term alternative approaches to self managing one's health with the holistic ayurvedic system. Her manner and concern is sincere and she is very conscious of leaving you with the tools you need to take care of yourself beyond her consultations.

    Nikhila Madabhushi

  • I am writing this review so that everyone gets to know about the most capable Ayurvedic doctor of Melbourne, Dr. Saini and could reach out to him for almost any condition they might be suffering from. I was suffering from Migraine headache almost everyday but after taking the medicines prescribed by Dr. Saini, my headache almost vanished. These Ayurvedic medicines helped me in controlling my stress magnificently. I hope my review could help others who are suffering from anxiety and stress or any other chronic disorder. Please try the Ayurvedic(herbal) medicines for once as they don't have any side effects. They also have the facility of Ayurvedic massage which can definitely help the hard-working professionals out there. I hope everyone could get this miraculous treatment of Ayurveda.

    Yatin Pandey

  • I thoroughly recommend Ayurveda Doctor Gurnam Saini! He is fantastic. I was feeling depressed with low moods and low energy, I'd put on weight and was experiencing hair loss. I saw results with my energy and mood after only a few days of treatment and after three months I have been gradually losing weight and my hair is becoming thicker and fuller. His Ayurveda herbs and supplements definitely do the trick, and his dietary recommendations are pretty easy to implement into your lifestyle. If you're feeling like your overall health and well-being could be better I recommend giving this a try.

    David Morris

  • I have been struggling with IBS-C related gut issues for over 10 years, have been eating low fodmap for many years with no resolutions to my gut function. Recently I’ve been seeing Gurnam Saini (Ayurvedic Doctor) and in only one month of treatment with natural therapies I’ve seen outstanding results. Previously I was unable to digest foods properly/unable to have regular or efficient bowel movements (feeling very unwell due to this), back pain related to abdominal pain, having trouble sleeping and low energy. I’m currently one month into treatment and I never thought I’d be able to restore regular gut function, but I’m properly digesting foods, my sleep is phenomenal and I have a surge in energy, most importantly my mind feels clear and focused with no brain fog and I feel like myself again after years living with the stress of IBS. I’m going to start re-introducing foods in 6 months and have great faith in the knowledge and professionalism shown by Gurnam Saini and the team at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic.

    Tara Johnson

  • Three weeks after my first visit with Gurnam, I started noticing big differences in the symptoms that I was experiencing as a result of hormonal imbalance, anxiety & stress, sleeplessness, hair loss, diabetes and weight issues. The most noticeable change were my hot flushes. My constant hot flushes (approx every 20-30 minutes) were debilitating and driving me to the point where I was just not going out. I was constantly hot and not sleeping week at all. Within 3 weeks this changed to about 2 during the day and just general warmth overnight, which meant I was sleeping better and not having to get up and cool my face and wash my body before returning to bed. My anxiety levels have been reduced significantly, even though I have still been faced with stressful situations and the hair fall much less. The herbal tea that I make each morning and drink through the day keeps me full and is neutral tasting unlike other ‘tonics’ Ive tried before. I look forward to seeing Gurnam monthly to get my mix of Herbal treatments and feeling better with each visit. Thank you Gurnam 🙌🏽

    Caroline Roberts

  • Can't recommend highly enough. After 18 months of working with other health professionals (including doctors, naturopaths, chiropractors and osteopaths), I was finally able to heal my body with simple dietary and lifestyle changes recommended by Dr Saini. Ayurvedic approach tackles not only physical health but also emotional and spiritual, and the herbs and treatments are also tailored to your particular dosha (body type). After working with Dr Saini for a few months I did the Panchkarma cleanse, which I was very skeptical about, but I was amazed that this fixed my gut problems. The treatments during Panchkarma were actually quite amazing - Pooja is a miracle worker and so lovely. Dr Saini's knowledge and client base is very highly regarded in the industry, with other well-known Ayurvedic resorts using this clinic when in Melbourne. Highly recommend.

    Bianca Le Brocque

  • My four year old picked up a nasty viral cough every six-eight weeks lasting 2+ weeks each time. This has gone on FOR YEARS. Too many sleepless nights to count. She’s now on her third month of Ayurved treatment, and so far she hasn’t picked up so much as a runny nose. She’s still attending the same daycare, same level of exposure. Only now her immune system is strong enough to cope. We can’t thank you enough Dr. Gurnam.

    Ashe Davenport

  • I am very happy with the treatment and thankful for Dr.Saini. I was suffering from psoriasis for past 7 years. I never had such an improvement with any medications before. Psoriasis in my face was completed cleared in first 3 months. And almost 50% improvement in other places of my body in last one month. Ayurveda has a better impact on mind , body and soul rather than harmful anti immune tablets which is used as a medication for the condition. I really appreciate Dr.Saini for the his compassion.

    Balamuralikrishna S

  • Treatment with very effective & refreshing natural therapies.

    JTO Nand Gram

  • I started to get depressive mood and nightmares since diagnosed with varicocele and hydrocele. Specialist recommended me getting coil embolization to block the veins. I was hesitant with the idea of it and ignored his advice. I thought I would try with natural approach to deal with my health issues. After reading online I started to make healthy changes in my life-style and food regime e.g. avoiding inflammatory and junk food, energy drinks etc. Also reduced smoking and alcohol for 3 months. But my pain and swelling in the scrotal area did not improve. More over I started to get lack of libido, premature ejaculation and erectile difficulties. Due to that I started to remain frustrated and angry most of the time. My relationship with my family members, friends and partner started to get difficult. Finally came across Dr Saini ayurvedic medicine clinic in Melbourne. Had a detial consult with Dr Saini. His Ayurveda approach for varicocele and its related problem worked like magic for me. First month he modified my life-style and food, based on my ayurvedic makeup. He also introduced some his own blends of organic herbs and spices with daily breathing exercise. In second month I did panchakarma detoxification. Now there is no pain or swelling in my scrotal area. My manpower is back to normal (even better than earlier), having grounded emotions and sound sleep with best physical and mental health. I highly recommend everyone to follow ayurvedic life style and its natural way of healing your body. Dr Saini is best in his job.

    Jeff raj