Improving male fertility - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

Infertility is defined clinically in women and men who cannot achieve pregnancy after one year of having intercourse without using birth control, and in women who have two or more failed pregnancies. Studies show that about 15% of couples are unable to conceive, and after 2 years, 10% of couples still have not had a successful pregnancy (3)

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Reproduction from the male point of view depends on:

  • The well being of the testicles that produce the testosterone.
  • The brain and the pituitary gland that produce signals that tell the testicles to make testosterone and sperm (hormones imbalance)
  • And the health of the ducts that carry the sperm to the penis, or blockages in the male reproductive organs.

Those are just the physiological conditions required. In about 50% of cases, the cause of male infertility cannot be determined (4)

A complete lack of sperm occurs in about 10% to 15% of men who are infertile.6 A hormone imbalance or blockage of sperm movement can cause a lack of sperm.

In some cases of infertility, a man produces less sperm than normal. The most common cause of this condition is varicocele (pronounced VAR-i-koh-seel), an enlarged vein in the testicle. Varicocele is present in about 40% of men with infertility problems.7

Physiological impotence may be caused by toxic chemicals, hormone deficiencies, recreational drugs, medications, and nerve damage.

Often it's difficult to separate the two, since men with impaired sexual performance may also have some psychological problems regardless of the source of their difficulty. Counselling may be needed to ease those combined difficulties.

Presently there are studies looking at the effect on sperm count and motility of traffic fumes, mobile phones and laptop computers that are actually used on laps.
Dr Michele De Rosa and colleagues at the University of Naples said "Our study demonstrates that continuous exposure to traffic pollutants impairs sperm quality in young and middle-aged men". On average, the participants were exposed to traffic fumes for six hours a day.
New Scientist claims that men who park a hot computer on their laps for hours every day may be reducing their chances of becoming fathers. This is due to the fact that the heat generated by the processor elevates scrotal temperature by up to 2.8°C .

McDowells Fertility Program for men

Our McDowells Male fertility mix includes the herbs Sarsaparilla, Phytolacca, Rosehips, Liquorice and Scullcap along with the Bach Flower Remedies:- Olive, Wild Oat and Oak. These herbal extracts and Bachs together rebalance hormone levels, improve circulation, support the adrenals and boost confidence.


(1) Male infertility: pathogenesis and clinical diagnosis Csilla Krausz.2011 April. 2010.08.006. 
(2) https://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menshealth/conditioninfo/infertility
(3) American Society for Reproductive Medicine. (2012). Optimizing natural fertility. Retrieved June 11, 2012, from

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