Ayurvedic Vajikarana Herbs for Energy, Stamina and Strength
Texts of Ayurveda have grouped various herbs which have tremendous aphrodisiac properties as vajikara dravyas. These herbs do various functions and boost the stamina of men by nourishing shukra dhatu. Shukra dhatu plays a great role in keeping the male reproductive system healthy and normal. Any imbalance in this dhatu or tissue leads to impotence causing Erectile Dysfunction and Premature Ejaculation. These herbs are used as ingredients in Vajikarana Rasayana and Ayurveda Vajikarana Therapy.
The following herbs, mentioned in CHARAKA and SUSHRUTA SAMHITA help to normalize and strengthen Shukra dhatu and help in treatments of sexual debility, and male infertility. These herbs also help in the management of other conditions like obesity, diabetes, and weakness of the liver. Here is the list of Indian ayurvedic herbs which are administered as medicine for Klaibya.
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Kapikacchu or Mucuna
Gokshura or Tribulus
The herb ashwagandha is also known by other names like winter cherry or Indian ginseng and ??????? in Kannada. The aphrodisiac properties and health benefits of ashwagandha have been eulogized as follows by Ayurveda acharyas.
Ashwagandha is the best ayurvedic medicine for ED and PE. Usually, the roots of this herb are used for medicinal purposes. Cleaned and dried roots are powdered and then used to prepare ayurvedic formulations. Ashwagandha root powder can also be used along with milk for this condition. The herb Ashwagandha when processed with sesame oil can be used externally to massage the penis and testicles.
Ashwagandha helps to lower stress levels and calms the mind. A stress-free mind always boosts libido and sexual energy. Its anti-inflammatory properties help to reduce inflammation of tissues and rejuvenate male reproductive tissues.
According to the principles of Ayurveda, Ashwagandha is the best herb for balancing Vata dosha. Vata dosha governs all movement in the body, including the conduction of nerve impulses throughout the nervous system. When the root powder of this herb is taken along with milk and honey, it acts as a body rejuvenator and slows down the aging process. This milk preparation is known as "ashwagandha ksheera paka or moon milk". This preparation helps to build up strength by catalyzing the anabolic processes in the body.
Kaunch beej (Kapikacchu, Atma Gupta, Mucuna, Kevach)
Ayurvedic pharmacopeia recommends using seeds of mucuna pruriens or kapikacchu for medicinal purposes. This is also known as Velvet Bean, cowitch, cowhage, and itchy bean. The medicinal properties and ayurvedic health benefits of Kapikacchu are praised as follows
Kapikacchu is the best aphrodisiac herb. It normalizes Vata dosha, boosts body strength, and increases healthy weight. The seeds of this plant are eulogized as the best vrishya and vajikara that means which increases sexual functions in men. They help in conditions like erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and low sperm count.
For ages, the seeds of Mucuna Pruriens have been used for their aphrodisiac properties. Even now, it's still used by naturopaths to treat low libido in both men and women. These seeds are known to boost the concentration of dopamine. Various studies have shown that Dopamine is an important chemical messenger which has a profound influence on sexual function and is thought to improve the quality and quantity of sperm in men.
The herb Shatavari balances vitiated Vata dosha and pitta dosha. It boosts sexual function, maintains heart health, improves memory, and boosts body strength. Acharya Bhava Prakasha describes this herb as "Shukrala". Shukrala means the one which increases shukra dhatu in men. An increase in shukra dhatu helps to improve the sexual health of men.
Shatavari also acts as a general tonic. It helps in spermatorrhea and sexual debility. When men smoke their lungs and sexual health take a toll. In cases of bronchitis and chronic fever, Shatavari soothes the dry membranes in the respiratory tract. It improves the functioning of the immune system and the digestive system. Shatavari is used to treat dyspepsia. It is used in the treatment of stomach acid and ulcers. It helps to maintain hormonal balance in the body
Tribulus Terrestris (Gokshura )
Tribulus is known as gokshura in Ayurveda. This is a very well-known herb for bodybuilders. Ayurveda Acharyas describe the health benefits of this herb as follows.
Tribulus or gokshura acts as a body coolant and increases the strength of muscles or mamsa dhatu. Research has shown that Tribulus naturally increases the male hormone testosterone, which strengthens the muscles. It boosts metabolism and body energy. Gokshura detoxifies the urinary system and improves its function. Another benefit of gokshura is that it acts as a very effective aphrodisiac. Its property of boosting testosterone level help to increase erection, sperm count, and sperm motility. Hence it has been included as an active ingredient in Ayurveda Vajikarana Therapy preparations. It increases libido and helps in rectifying male impotence.
Safed Musli or Shweta Musli
The Health benefits of safed musli have been very well explained in Ayurveda as follows. This plant is known as shweta musli in texts of ayurveda.
Musli is a very good aphrodisiac herb, it increases body strength, nourishes the body, and acts as a body coolant. The root is the plant part used for medicinal purposes. Root powder of safed musli mixed with milk makes an excellent natural ayurvedic remedy for erectile dysfunction. The roots of shweta musli contain saponin and other different alkaloids that make it useful as a powerful sex tonic. These ingredients also help in rejuvenating the endocrine and reproductive systems of the body. This herb acts as a powerful health tonic, reduces fatigue, and boosts the body's immunity. It is very useful in the management of blood sugar levels and also blood cholesterol levels.
VIDARIKAND or PUERARIA TUBEROSA:
Vidarikand or Pueraria tuberosa is also known as Indian kudzu. This ayurvedic herb reduces Vata dosha and normalizes Kapha dosha. Due to these properties, shukra dhatu gets boosted and helps to increase hard erections, libido, and sexual energy. Vidarikanda rejuvenates the male reproductive system and increases the quality and quantity of semen. It also strengthens the body and boosts its immunity. This wonder herb acts as Rasayana and helps to slow down the aging process. Ayurveda acharyas recommend including this herb in Vajikarana Therapy.
Shilajit is an herbo mineral drug that is found in the Himalayas. Since it is found in crevices of boulders it is named SHILAJIT ( SHILA means rock, JITU - means born). Texts of ayurveda highly praise its rejuvenating and energy-boosting properties. This is mainly used in treatments of sexual dysfunction, low energy, and reduced stamina. Fulvic acid is the active ingredient which is the reason for the medicinal properties of this herbal mineral drug.
Amla or Amalaki
Amla popularly known as Indian gooseberry acts as an aphrodisiac and increases sperm count and motility. It helps to rejuvenate the male reproductive system. Usually, vitiation of tridosha, vitiate shukra dhatu. But amla alleviates tridoshas and specially normalizes pitta. Hence it is very useful in diseases that arise due to the aggravation of tridosha.
Amla contains plenty of Anti-oxidants and fatty acids. These ingredients help to boost sexual energy. Texts of Ayurveda laud this fruit as the best rejuvenator and anti-aging. It helps to boost overall stamina and mood. It keeps the genital organs cool.
Giloy or Guduchi
Guduchi or giloy is a very good Rasayana (adaptogen) and vajikara (aphrodisiac) herb. Its regular use helps to detoxify the male reproductive system and rejuvenate it. Due to its adaptogenic and aphrodisiac properties, giloy helps to increase sperm count, sperm motility, and erection time to fight impotence.
KOKILAKSHA (Asteracantha Longifolia):
The seeds of this plant are a very good aphrodisiac. Ayurveda acharyas recommend this herb in male infertility. The seeds effectively increase sperm count and sperm motility. Hence conditions like low sperm count can be improved by the use of this herb. The seeds of Kokilaksha are the best herbal Ayurvedic Remedies for Erectile Dysfunction.
These herbs can be processed with sugar, ghee, or milk to make the preparations more palatable and fortified. Honey is liberally added to enhance the medicinal properties of these preparations. Various herbal remedies for erectile dysfunction like "Ashwagandha ksheerapaka or ashwagandha milk, "vajikarana milk " etc can be prepared at home using these herbs.
These are used in combination to treat ED and PE. Please consult a qualified ayurvedic physician before using any herbs. Never self-medicate.
Author: Dr.Savitha Suri , Consultant Ayurvedic Physician
Reference : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3705695/