THE need for fertility stimulation in men and women cannot be overemphasized especially when a marriage is childless in some communities in Nigeria.
While chemical methods for fertility stimulation may have some side effects and are not readily available, remedy from natural sources can be used.
Now, in a new study, researchers are encouraging men with fertility challenges to consume coconut water as often as possible.
They were able to show in animal studies that coconut water intake can cause an increase in sperm count and motility while reducing significantly the number of abnormal sperm.
In these animal studies to evaluate the effect of coconut water on fertility in male Wistar, the researchers showed that coconut water increased fertility in male Wistar rats.
The study in the 2019 edition of Asian Journal of Pregnancy and Childbirth involved Augustine I. Airaodion at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, in collaboration with John A. Ekenjoku, Kenneth O. Ngwogu, and Ada C. Ngwogu.
Around the world, coconut fruit products have been used in popular medicine for the treatment of various diseases, such as arthritis and diarrhea.
Coconut water, the liquid obtained from immature coconuts, in its natural form is a refreshing and nutritious beverage, widely consumed around the world due to its beneficial health properties.