For a while, there have been a few claims as to how a concoction of honey, bitter kola, and ginger could potentially cure low sperm count. Not to disregard any of the opinions of others, let us take a good look at the problem of low sperm count and the mentioned ingredients.
First of all, let us look at the problem of low sperm count. Under normal conditions, the male body produces tiny cells known as sperm. Ejaculation is the process by which sperm enters a woman’s body during sex.
The male reproductive system produces, stores, and transports sperm. Hormones are chemicals in your body that regulate this. The testicles produce sperm as well as the male sex hormone (testosterone). The testicles are located in the scrotum, which is a skin sac beneath the penis. Male fertility is dependent on your body producing and delivering normal sperm. The sperm is injected into the female partner’s vaginal canal.
The sperm pass through her cervix, uterus, and fallopian tubes on their way to her fallopian tubes. Fertilization occurs when a sperm and an egg come into contact. When genes, hormone levels, and environmental conditions are all in place, the system works.
So what causes a man to have a low sperm count? Many factors go into producing mature, healthy sperm that can travel. A variety of issues can prevent cells from developing into sperm. The sperm may be unable to reach the egg due to complications. Fertility can be influenced by the temperature of the scrotum. Male infertility is caused by a number of factors, from lifestyle changes due to stress, alcohol intake, and medical conditions like azoospermia (a condition in which a man’s ejaculate contains no sperm). Hormonal issues, a blockage along the reproductive tract, ejaculation issues, or problems with testicular function or structure are all possible causes.
Now that you know the problems of low sperm count, let us take a look at how honey, ginger, and bitter cola could serve as potential cures.
The Egyptians used honey as a fertility offering in the past. Furthermore, honey has long been used to improve male vitality in many cultures. Infertility can be caused by a variety of factors, with a variety of treatments available. Numerous findings have shown that honey bee pollen improves egg quality, general fertility, and fecundity because of its high content of vitamins, iron, calcium, and other minerals, amino acids, and immune-enhancing properties.
Honey has been recommended for men with impotence and women with infertility issues, including erratic ovulation. A drink of honey mixed with warm milk is thought to help infertile or sub-fertile men increase their sperm count significantly. Honey is known to be high in vitamin B, which is required for testosterone production. According to some studies, there is a link between honey consumption and testosterone levels. Honey’s high content of nitric oxide—a chemical substance involved in vasodilation—has been speculated to create and improve erections in men with dysfunctional erections or impotence.
Garcinia kola seed is widely used in Nigeria, West Africa, for social, therapeutic, and nutritional reasons. As much as it has its positive effects, its negative effects on male fertility have also been reported in recent years. In light of this, researchers conducted research to see how Garcinia kola seed affected male fertility indices. According to the findings of several studies, Garcinia kola seed increased serum testosterone levels, semen counts, and semen motility, all of which were time-dependent and reversible. However, another group of studies found that a high intake of bitter kola resulted in lower testosterone levels and sex drive. Hence, it should not be regarded as a primary source of medication.
Ginger has been shown to improve sperm quality by improving various sperm parameters such as count, viability, motility, morphology, and DNA integrity. According to research results in various species, ginger appears to have strong antioxidant activity (due to the presence of active phenolic compounds) and androgenic activity. Ginger stops the formation of free radicals, dissolves oxidative chain reactions, reduces oxidative stress, and changes the levels of gonadotropin hormones (LH, FSH) in the body. This improves the quality of sperm and increases sperm fertility, like testosterone.
With all the information provided in this article, you may probably start thinking about getting your mixture of honey, ginger, and bitter cola. However, what is important to know is that all studies should not be taken at face value, and if you are suffering from low sperm count, it is highly recommended that you see a medical professional who can properly give a diagnosis and treatment.