Healthy sexual life plays an important role in maintaining harmony and happiness in marital life but the absence of this function hampers the marital relationship which leads to frustration, stress, and anxiety in one’s life. So, let us know how one can treat erectile dysfunction in Ayurveda.
The incidence of Erectile Dysfunction in males is increasing day by day with the increase in the incidence of hypertension, diabetes, anxiety, stress, peripheral neuropathy, and side effects of their medications. This disorder is also increasing due to changes in lifestyle and addictions such as smoking. Hence, it is a need of hours to provide safe, easily available, and potent medications for the management of ED.
Ayurvedic Reference of Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile Dysfunction has been elaborately described as “Klaibya” in Ayurvedic textbooks. The etiological factors of ED have been classified as psychogenic, organic, or mixed which affect the man both physiologically and psychologically.
For treating this condition, Acharya Sushruta has given priority to Hetu Viparyaya Chikitsa and various Vajikaran Yogas. For treating psychogenic erectile dysfunction, the herbs should have the property of Vajikarana as well as the ability to pacify the vitiated Mansik Doshas.
Herbs Useful in the Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction
1) Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera):
- Ashwagandha is a potent aphrodisiac, rejuvenating, and anti-stress herb. It possesses qualities such as madhur (sweet) taste, snigdha (unctuous), and ushna (hot) potency.
- It is widely used in Ayurveda for over 3000 years as Medhya Rasayana (general-enhancing energy tonic).
- The roots of this plant improve tissue vitality, physical and mental endurance, and neuromuscular strength.
- This herb generates ojas and provides strength to the penile tissue, improves blood circulation to the sexual organs, and reduces stress as well.
2) Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris):
- The powder of the Gokshura herb has a promising effect in the Ayurvedic treatment of Erectile Dysfunction.
- Being a natural antioxidant, it improves the function of the testosterone hormone and helps in treating conditions like erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, etc.
3) Safed Musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum):
- Safed Musli is recognized as Vajikarna (aphrodisiac) herb in Ayurveda.
- It is traditionally used in Ayurveda for its benefits in male sexual and general health.
- The root tuber of this herb is used for its versatile Shukrala (beneficial effect on male sexual health), Rasayana (rejuvenating), and Balya (general health tonic) properties.
- The root tuber of Safed Musli is Shukraldravya, as it improves semen and testosterone, the commonly accepted equivalents of Shukra Dhatu.
4) Vidarikand (Pueraria tuberosa):
- The tubers of this rejuvenating herb are mostly used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
- Vidarikand is madhur (sweet), guru (heavy), sheeta virya (cold potency), and snigdh (unctuous) in nature. It is mentioned as Vrishya in Ayurvedic texts and used in therapeutic Ayurvedic formulations.
- It is an aphrodisiac, and improves vigor, sperm and semen quantity, and quality.
5) Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus):
- Due to madhur (sweet), tikta (bitter) rasa (tastes), sheet virya (cold potency, snigdha (unctuous) nature, the roots of shatavari are helpful in increasing shukra dhatu and it is mentioned as balya, rasayana and vrishya in Ayurvedic texts.
- Shatavari is not only a useful herb for females but it also increases serum testosterone levels in male patients.
Thus, these herbs prove to be effective in the alternative treatment of erectile dysfunction which is probably due to the increase in jalamahabhoot in the body which is the main constituent of shukra dhatu. To need further assistance for the successful Ayurvedic treatment of erectile dysfunction from an eminent Ayurvedic physician, you can call us at (+91) 961-218-0000.