Conventional treatment options and herbal remedies for male infertility: An overview
Ankita Wal1, Pranay Wal1, Ashutosh Pandey1, Himangi Vig1, Rohini Karunakaran2, Biswajit Dash3
1 Pranveer Singh Institute of Technology Pharmacy, Kanpur, 209305 Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Unit of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Centre of Excellence for Biomaterial Science, AIMST University, 08100 Semeling, Kedah, Malaysia; Department of Computational Biology, Institute of Bioinformatics, Saveetha School of Engineering, SIMATS, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 602105, India
3 NEPEDS College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guhawati, Assam, 781028, India
Pranveer Singh Institute of Technology Pharmacy, Kanpur, 209305 Uttar Pradesh
Source of Support: The study received no extramural funding, Conflict of Interest: None
Male infertility is responsible for an estimated 50% of all cases of infertility. Treatments for male infertility include surgery, in-vitro fertilization, hormone therapy, and herbal remedies. Assisted reproductive technologies and methods have made it possible to identify and treat previously untreatable causes of male infertility. Currently available treatments for male infertility are prohibitively expensive, difficult to obtain, necessitate a lengthy course of treatment, and have a host of side effects. Herbal therapy offers male infertility treatment that is less expensive and has fewer side effects than other treatments. The current review focuses on the various treatment options for male infertility.