Low testosterone level in men
What is testosterone?

Testosterone is the main reproductive hormone in males. It is also found in females but in trace amounts. This hormone is mainly responsible for the secondary sexual characters found in males like hair in the pubis and chest, hoarseness of voice, sexual drive etc.

This hormone peaks at puberty and is in maximum concentration in males in their 20s and 30s. After the age of 30 years, there is a slow and steady fall in the concentration levels of Testosterone in males.

What does this natural hormonal decrease really mean? What symptoms or side effects accompany a loss of the male hormone? Testosterone helps maintain a number of important bodily functions in men, including:

  • sex drive
  • sperm production
  • muscle mass/strength
  • fat distribution
  • bone density
  • red blood cell production

Because testosterone affects so many functions, its decrease can bring about significant physical and emotional changes.

Ayurvedic Point Of View

Ayurveda also agrees to the age related natural lowering of the Testosterone levels. To maintain optimum levels of male hormones in the body, there are many herbs that not only help to prevent the age related lowering of the male hormones in the body but also help to improve the overall virility in males of all ages.

Ayurveda considers that an inability to perform the sexual functions properly in males may be present by birth due to genetic or congenital problems. There may even be problems like erectile dysfunction and Premature Ejaculation.

Sometimes, there are many disorders that lead to the lowering of the Testosterone levels in blood. In all such cases, Ayurvedic herbal solution can help the man to lead a normal and fertile life without the fear of losing his sexual vitality at an early age.

Causes for low testosterone levels:

Age: The testosterone level in blood start reducing as age advances .Usually it starts between 35 to 45 years of age. Irrespective of age the andropause in men sets in as the testosterone level starts dipping.

Injury to testicles: Testicles are prone to injury as they are suspended outside the abdomen. Injury to both testicles can reduce testosterone production

Infection of testicles: If mumps infection during adolescence or early adult hood involves testicles it may affect testosterone production

Cancer treatments: The treatments for cancers like chemotherapy or radiation therapy may temporarily cause reduction of testosterone levels. But sometimes it may become permanent.

Diseases: Chronic kidney related diseases, Cirrhosis of liver, Sarcoidosis, chronic illness etc can also cause low testosterone levels.

Medications: Corticosteroid medications and medicines used to treat prostate cancer can cause lowered testosterone level.

Apart from the above mentioned reasons alcoholism, stress, insufficient exercise, obesity and a poor diet which is not rich in nutrients can also cause lowered testosterone levels.

Symptoms of lowered testosterone levels
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Infertility
  • Low libido
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Enlarged male breasts
  • Decreased body hair
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Depression
  • Loss of concentration
  • Mild anemia
How Can Ayurveda Help In Case Of Low Testosterone?

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of medicine that makes use of herbs existing in the nature and formulates herbal remedies using the inherent power present in these herbs. We in Ayurveda believe that herbal remedies bring to you the richness of the herbs in a natural, unadulterated form. These combinations help improve immunity and provide strength, endurance and will.

The herbs for low testosterone help the glands work in a natural way and increase the hormone level in the body so as to produce adequate quantity of male gametes and for the normal functioning of the male gonads.

Simple natural ways to increase testosterone level

  • Increased weight or obesity leads to increased estrogen levels. Increased estrogen lowers testosterone level. Hence try to shed excess fat. Do not fast or skip meals to shred excess fat. Once again poor eating habit reduces testosterone level. Losing 2kgs of weight per month is always ideal.
  • Do not take a diet which is very high in protein. Reduce carbohydrates, sugar and oil content in daily diet.
  • Regular eating habit prevents frequent fluctuation of hormonal level.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Perform sex frequently specially in morning. Frequent sex reduces weight and increases testosterone levels.
  • Eat pea nuts, pea nut butter and olive oil.
  • Reduce alcohol intake. Relax and try to distress. Yoga and meditation help to reduce stress level.
Herbs In Ayurveda For Low Testosterone


The ancient Ayurvedic herb Ashwagandha is a multiple benefit herb. It was beneficial effects over the complete human body in a natural way. Ashwagandha helps in cases impotency, stress, constipation, rheumatism and many more chronic ailments. A look at these disorders tells us that they are all related to our life style. The increase in stress and manifold decrease in a healthy diet and lifestyle leads to stress induced disorders including many neurological disorders. People usually complain of stress, fatigue, memory and bodily weakness. Most of us face issues of low stamina and endurance power.

Ashwagandha herb plays a vital role in such cases. It is a great antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to promote overall well-being of the body and nourishes it with strength and immunity. Apart from these, the herbal product has potential powers to nourish the brain to make the functioning of the brain quicker and sharper. It has dynamic results on the male sexual system as it facilitates quicker and longer lasting erections. Ashwagandha herb is an indispensable part of many of our formulations owing to its benefits.


Tribulus is a wonderful herb for strength and stamina. It helps improve the immunity which enhances the self esteem and self confidence in men. Tribulus herb for prostate health and power helps improve erectile dysfunction. It increases sperm count as well as sperm quality as it is rich in antioxidants so it works as a supplement. It has anti aging and strength giving properties. The herb increases male fertility naturally. It increases libido in men and reduces lack of desire for sex. The Tribulus power pack and Male support formula have Tribulus herb.


The Ayurvedic herb Shilajit has been popular since ages for its wonderful effects on the male libido. Ancient physicians used it for improving vigor and stamina. The herb helps in improving physical and mental stresses. Modern physicians have tested its application in cases of low libido, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction and many sexually related disorders. The fertility rates and sperm counts increase multi-fold with the usage of Shilajit. Ayurvedic physicians recommend Shilajit herb for improving stamina and energy levels in males thereby helping them feel more powerful and efficient when working out.


The botanical name of Shatavari is Asparagus racemosus. The herb has been used for its multiple health benefits over centuries. Its medicinal properties have worked well for nervous and gastric disorders. Ayurvedic physicians have used its beneficial effects for improving female health and female sexual system since centuries. Its main sphere of action is on the female sexual system where it helps to increase the libido thereby helping improve confidence and self esteem.

The usual symptoms seen in women are irritation over petty issues, stress from work or due to other emotional factors, decreased interest and desire for sexuality and low energy complains in performing daily activities. They usually complain of feeling tired all day or the lack of stamina. Shatavari herb helps improve stamina and energy levels in women.


Garlic is known as “rasona” in Ayurveda. The stress hormone Cortisol suppresses the effectiveness of testosterone. Garlic contains allicin a chemical compound and this lowers the hormone cortisol which is released due to stress. The lowered level of cortisol allows testosterone to work effectively. Eating raw garlic cloves is more beneficial.


Honey is treasure house of nutrients and a natural healer. It is known as “madhu” in Ayurveda. The mineral Boron is associated with high level of testosterone. Honey is rich in boron. Honey also contains nitric acid which boosts blood circulation to improve strength of erections. Honey is eulogised as yogavahi in Ayurveda. Yogavaahi means the best carrier of nutrients. Honey can be consumed raw or mixed with desserts and salads.


Grapes are known as “Draksha” in Ayurveda. They eulogise these fruits as best aphrodisiac fruits. Eating a bunch of grapes daily can raise testosterone levels, improve sperm motility, and enhances hard erections. Raisins the dried forms of grapes are also very beneficial for men. Eating a handful of raisins daily, helps to maintain the testosterone in normal level.

Milk and dairy products

Milk and dairy products such as cottage cheese and yogurt are very good resources of zinc. They are considered as excellent testosterone foods or natural libido enhancement foods. One should add milk and other dairy products in his diet in order to get lost libido back. According to ayurvedic principles, milk is sweet to taste and nourishes body tissues. It is eulogized as “vrishya” (aphrodisiac) and increases shukra dhatu. It is advise to consume many herbal preparations especially aphrodisiac preparations with milk. The nourishing properties of milk enhance the medicinal action of herbs and help them to penetrate tissues and reach optimum level.


Bananas contain potassium in very high amount. This helps to reduce blood pressure and boost body energy level. Potassium is also very essential in testosterone production. Apart from this banana contains bromelain, an enzyme which helps boost testosterone levels.


This vegetable is loaded with vitamins and minerals. The body of men produces female hormone estrogen when they put on weight. Estrogen reduces the effectiveness of testosterone. Cabbage contains indole-3-carbinol, which reduces levels estrogen, allowing testosterone to do its function.

Citrus fruits

Citrus fruits contain Vitamin C and Vitamin A. These fruits lower the stress hormone cortisol, reduce estrogen hormone level and help in production of testosterone. Pomegranate Pomegranate is also known as “Dadima” in Ayurveda. This fruit is eulogized for its cold potency which reduces hot elements of body. It is the best aphrodisiac fruit and helps to recover from anemia, reduces incidences of IBS and improves sexual function. A paper in the International Journal of Impotence Research reported that 47% of impotent men who drank a glass of pomegranate juice a day saw an improvement in their condition.


Spinach is very low in cholesterol. It is also a good source of Niacin and Zinc, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Foliate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper and Manganese. All these are essential building blocks of testosterone and are required for male health. This leafy green is proven to lower estrogen levels.


Almonds are rich source of vitamins; minerals, proteins and fiber. They are also natural rich source of zinc. Just a handful of these nuts contains one-eighth of our necessary daily protein and could boost the sex drive of both men and women, and that’s because they contain plenty of zinc, a testosterone booster and libido enhancer.

Water melons

It contain a vital amino acid called “citrulline”, this amino acid gets converted into argenine in body. Various researches have shown that arginine promotes function of testosterone. Argenine also helps in liberation of nitric oxide which increases blood flow to body and reproductive system. Thus arginine helps to increase hard erections. Why not grab this tasty fruit which acts as a natural Viagra. The juicy melons are rich in potassium. Potassium helps to control high blood pressure. As there is a link between erectile dysfunction and blood pressure, men are doubly benefited by use of this fruit. Thus watermelon can be best natural remedy for erectile dysfunction.

Black Beans

Beans are indeed the magical fruit. Beans pack a bigger shot of zinc than any other member of the veggie family; some (like baked beans) even rival the zinc content of red meat. Add that to a food that’s high in protein and fiber and low in fat, and you have winning combos.


  • Onion
  • Apple
  • Kale
  • Amaranth
  • Berries
  • Mushrooms
  • Avocados
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Fenugreek
  • Brazil nuts – 6 to 8
  • Cobra
  • Spinal Twist
  • Wheel
  • Full Lotus
  • Plow
  • Locust
  • Bow
  • Shoulder Stand
  • Headstand

The Cobra is considered a pose of vitality and vigor in yoga and research now shows that it can actually boost your testosterone levels.

The moola bandha pose:

A research work demonstrated the effects of a particular pose known as the ‘moola bandha’ upon enhancement of male sexuality. It was found that the pose creates a stretch in the muscles of the pelvic floor which aids in increasing the blood circulation to that part. It also stimulates rejuvenation and stimulation of the particular body area. Moola bandha has also found to be associated with prevention of an inguinal hernia, relieving of spermatorrhea, as well as a command on the secretion of the hormone testosterone. In order to increase awareness of the arousal sensations of a man’s genitals, several sex therapy centers implement the ‘moola bandha’ yoga pose on their patients. The practice results in an improved sexual arousal as well as desire.

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