Title

Male Infertility Management With Alternative Medicine: Promises, Practice, and Perspectives – Treatment of Male Infertility Using Plant-Based Alternative Medicine

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Sreepoorna Pramodh, Zayed University

Document Type

Book Chapter

Source of Publication

Treating Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders With Herbal Medicines

Publication Date

1-1-2021

Abstract

In this chapter, the main causes of male factor infertility, specifically endocrine abnormalities and effect of endocrine disrupters, will be outlined. For many patients, conventional therapy presents considerable financial strain and moral dilemma. In this context, many patients are preferring complementary medicine (CAM). Hence, the promises offered by herbal medicine including Ayurveda, Arab, and Chinese medicine will be explored in this chapter. Many naturopathic medicaments such as Withania somnifera, Asparagus racemosus, Curculigo orchioides, Zingiber officinale, etc. are being routinely used as part of traditional medicine practice in Ayurveda and Arab medicine and gaining wider acceptance in other countries. Common herbs, targeted infertility condition, and results thereafter shall be discussed. In the concluding part of the chapter, the potential deleterious contraindications of alternate medicine such as lead toxicity from Ayurvedic medications shall be briefly discussed.

ISSN

2475-6628

Publisher

IGI Global

First Page

164

Last Page

186

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

no

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