Friday, January 22, 2010


The desire for pleasure and satisfaction is called libido.
Low libido or lack of sex drive is the most common sexual dysfunction. Lack of libido or low libido is most common in women but quite rare in men.
According to Ayurveda, libido is low when there is a weakness or debility in the male or female reproductive tissue. In addition, low sexual drive can be due to stress, health problems and even anxiety or emotional problems. It may affect one’s relationships or marriage but sometimes it is a healthy response by the body to shut off excess loss of health giving vital fluid.
Men with low sex drive can achieve erections but have very less desire for sex. But men with erectile dysfunction usually have a normal sex drive.
Sexual power is lacking in low libido and in the Ayurveda approach, there are several ways to increase libido for both men and women.
Low libido in woman
The cases of low libido in women are constantly on the rise these days mainly due to the changing living conditions like long working hours, inadequate diet, lack of sleep etc. Women have a very busy lifestyle, they have to look after the kids, her husband, cook food and then go and work in office. After coming back from office she cannot relax like men because she is responsible for the home chores as well. Such a hectic schedule can make anyone tired as a result of which she does not feel the desire or urge to have sex which is quite understandable.
Causes of Low Libido (According to Ayurveda)
  • alcoholism
  • Compulsive sex with a person who is not liked by the partner.
  • Anxiety, stress, anger, depression
  • Diseases like Anaemia, Obesity, diabetes , hypothyroidism
  • Destruction caused to semen by consumption of spicy, salty and hot food.
  • Overindulgence in sexual activities leading to low quantity of semen.
  • By controlling sexual urges for longer duration leading to obstruction of semen (Veeryaavrodha) which in turn results in low libido.
  • Impotence by birth
  • If Vajikara dravyas (herbal preparations to increase libido) are not consumed by such persons regularly, it may lead to CLIBYA (impotence).
 Herbal Remedies for Increasing Libido
  • Shilajit (asphaltum, mineral pitch)
  • Safed musli (curculigo orchioides)
  • Akarakara (Spanish pellitory, anacylus pyrethrum)
    Ashwagandha (withania somnifera)
  • Kapikacchu
This all medicine useful in loss of erection, premature ejaculation and impotence. This medicine also increases quantity of sperm and gives potency to perform sexual act with many women. Increases the duration of hard erection, Increases libido, volume of semen, reduces stress, increases body and sexual energy levels, induces sleep, Increases sperm count, sperm motility. Initiates spermatogenesis.
Remedies just for men
Strengthening drink (Just for men with low sex drive, this drink is simply effective.)
You need: 1 teaspoon of ashwagandha, ½ teaspoon vidari and warm milk; Warm milk over a stove and add all the herbal powder. Drink it at night before bedtime.
Massage therapy with herbalized oils
gently massage the penis with bala oil or shatavari ghee.
Remedy just for women
Herbal drink (This similar herbal formula drink is simply effective for women only.)
You need: 1 teaspoon of shatavari, ½ teaspoon vidari, warm milk; Mix the herbal powders and add to warm milk. Drink herbal milk at night before going to bed.
(small things are big things)
Low Libido is easily overcome by simple change in daily routine, suggested by ayurveda.
  1. Sleep: Sleep at least 7 to 8 hours daily.
  2. Exercise: Exercise improved blood flow throughout the body and improving your sex life as well.
  3. Meditation: Stress is a major factor in low libido, and meditation helps you to get relief from stress and anxiety. Daily practice simple breathing exercise (Pranayama) and yoga; it will really help you.
  4. Withdrawing from alcohol and drug addiction.
  5. Reducing body weight.
  6. Correcting anaemia.
  7. Reducing stress levels with relaxation techniques.
  8. Support from spouse or partner.
  9. Ayurveda treatment for low sex drive
So these were some of the changes you can adopt in your lifestyle if you want an improved sex life and an overall improved health condition.

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation is one of the most common sexual problems.
Premature ejaculation is explained as a condition where in a person is unable to delay ejaculation to a point when it is mutually desirable for both the partners. That means ejaculation occurs before a man wants it to happen. Some men ejaculate during foreplay while some do so at the very entry itself.
In simple words; a condition where male ejaculates before the penis enters the vagina or during the time of penetration or very shortly after the sexual excitement is known as premature ejaculation.
Ayurveda has said Kshiprumunchati Shukram....... this means the person will have Premature ejaculation when VATA Dosha in his body aggravates and leads to a very quick ejaculation of Shukra (semen). Premature Ejaculation
The probable causes for premature ejaculation:
Psychic Causes Like: Anxiety, Tension, Disturbed relationship, Anger, Fear of masturbation, are responsible for this disorder.
  • Having sexual intercourse after long interval may cause premature ejaculation
  • Depression or anxiety about poor sexual performance
  • Religious beliefs
  • Financial burdens; Job stress
  • Some physiological causes like inflammation of prostate gland or spinal chord problems may cause premature ejaculation.
According to Ayurveda when Vata Dosha gets vitiated it causes premature ejaculation. The following causes vitiates Vata
  • Consuming stale, spicy, cold and junk food
  • Staying awake for long hours at night.
  • Long gap between meals
  • Controlling natural urges (click here for more detail about natural urges)
  • Physical and mental exertion.
  • Under nourishment due to worries and grief
  • Seek psychotherapy to maintain a healthy attitude towards sex.
  • Do not blame yourself for premature ejaculation.
  • Speak openly with your partners to avoid misunderstanding and miscommunication.

Simple Remedies
Premature ejaculation can be cured easily with ancient ayurvedic formulations
How ayurvedic medicines work;
  • Increases duration of hard erection
  • Prevents premature ejaculation
  • Prevents nocturnal emission
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Ayuevedic Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction

Ayurveda can Help You to Relieve Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Symptoms.
The awareness of ED has increased as pharmaceutical treatments such as Viagra are widely advertised. However, current pharmaceutical therapies do not address the root causes of ED. Ayurvedic treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) is a natural whole-body approach that can restore normal erections and sexual activity.
Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction is treatable in all age groups. The total treatment in for impotence is called as “ Vajikarana therapy” in ayurveda. As this therapy increases the strength of a man to perform sexual act, like a horse, it is called 'Vaajikarana'.('Vaaji'=Horse.)
Vaajikarana therapy leads to
  • Happiness
  • Good strength
  • Potency to produce offspring
  • Increased span of erection

Erectile Dysfunction Remedies - Herbs:
  • KAPIKACCHCHU ( Mucuna Pruriens)
  • SHATAVARI  ( Asparagus Racemosus )
  • Siddha makaradhwaja
  • Pushpadhanva rasa
There are many Herbal oils described for Penis massage, which
  1. Helps to increase hard erection
  2. Helps to increase duration of hard erection.
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There are so many medicinal preparations mentioned in Ayurveda for ED. Ayurveda also recommended that people who have strong sexual urge, who want to enjoy sex regularly have to consume these preparations regularly to replenish the energy, vigour, stamina and strength.These preparations increase the span of erection, hardness and prevent premature ejaculation. These preparations rejuvenate the male reproductive system.

Tips for better sex life & ED :
  • Regularly consume Vajikarana Preparations. Vajikarana preparations always keep men sexually healthy, rejuvenate the reproductive organs and improve the levels of testosterone hormone
  • Do not have the fear of not getting hard erections or do not doubt your ability to satisfy your partner. It will lead to psychological ED.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol.
  • Keep away from smoking.
  • Moderating work scheduled to allow time for relaxation and regular mealtimes.
  • Exercise regularly, also practicing Yoga and Meditation to overcome mental exertion and to cope up with stress.
  • Happy and comfortable atmosphere at home is very essential to stimulate sexual desire and keep sexually healthy.
  • If you are suffer from diabetes or obesity, than take proper care of it.
  • Massaging the body and genital organs with a  herbal oil, which gives a relief from physical exertion and also acts as an aphrodisiac
  • Obtaining at least 8 hours of sleep each night. Body gets energized with good sleep.
  • Do not control natural urges. Empty your bladder before going to bed with your partner.
  • Give a gap of four days between two consecutive intercourses.
  • Avoid hot, spicy and bitter foods.
  • Increasing consumption of sweet foods, milk products, and nuts and urad dal.
  • Add little ghee in your diet.
Information provided in this article is for the sole purpose of imparting education on Ayurveda and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you have a medical condition, please consult your physician.   

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Erectile Dysfunction (E.D.) - An Ayurvedic View

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability of a man to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for his sexual needs or the needs of his partner.

An occasional difficulty may be considered normal, however, frequent episodes or prolonged problems lasting more than a couple of weeks may require further evaluation by a physician.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is one of the most common sexual problems and affects nearly 50% of all men over the age of 40 at some stage. This problem becomes even more common and more severe as men grow older
What Ayurved Says :
Sankalpapravano nityam priyaam vashyaamapi sthreeyam.
Na yaathi lingashaithilyaath kadaachidyaathi vaa yadi
Shwaasaarthaha swinnagaatrshcha moghasankalpacheshtitaha
mlaanashishnashcha nirbeejaha syodetat klaibyalaxanam
Even though a man has a strong desire to perform sexual act with a cooperative partner , he can not perform sexual act because of looseness (absence of erection ) of his phallus or penis. Even if he performs sexual act with his determined efforts he does not get erection and gets afflicted with tiredness , perspiration and frustrations to perform sex
Erectile dysfunction is also called Impotence and ED.
The person's sex drive may be normal. But he may not be able to start or finish intercourse.
Physiology of Erection :
The shaft of the penis has two chambers that fill up with blood during sexual arousal. Sexual thoughts are transmitted though the nerves to the genitals. These nerves cause the relaxing of the muscle cells in the walls of the blood vessels entering the penis. The increased blood flow fills up the two chambers in the shaft of the penis forming an erection. Therefore any condition or disease which affects either the blood flow to the penis or the nerves to the genital area can cause erectile dysfunction.
What Ayurveda says :
Vrishunow basthimedram cha naabhyuuru vankshnow gudam |
Apaanasthaanamantrasthaha shukra mootra shakrunti cha ||

The 'Apaana Vayu' (one of the five types of VAYU) is located in the testicles, urinary bladder, phallus, umbilicus, thighs, groin, anus and colon. Its functions are ejaculation of semen, voiding of urine and stools.
Cause of ED:

Erection requires a sequence of events. Erectile dysfunction can occur when any of the events is disturbed. Nerve impulses in the brain, spinal column, around the penis and response in muscles, fibrous tissues, veins, and arteries in and around the corpora cavernosa constitute this sequence of events. Injury to any of these parts which are part of this sequence (nerves, arteries, smooth muscles, fibrous tissue) can cause ED. 
Lowered Level of Testosterone Hormone: The primary male hormone is testosterone. After age 40, a man's testosterone level gradually declines. About 5% of men that doctors see for erectile dysfunction have low testosterone levels. In many of these cases, low testosterone causes lower sexual interest, not erectile dysfunction.
The whole male body responds to testosterone. 
Even sushruta has illustrated about this response of body to the element 'Shukra' . He has said
"yatha payasi sarpistu goodashchekshow raso yatha shareereshu tatha shukram nrinaam vidyaadhbishagwara"
This means " The shukra (the element which helps in reproduction) is present all over the body.
This can be explained with the following examples.
  1. The ghee is present in milk in an invisible form. This is extracted from milk using many processes.
  2. The sugar is present all over the sugarcane. It is extracted by subjecting the sugarcane to number of processes.
Same way shukra is present all over the body. But the cream of shukra (semen) comes out of the body only during the process of ejaculation. But this process of ejaculation needs a joyful union of mind and body.
Decrease in production of 'Shukra' causes erectile dysfunction.
Over Exertion - physically and mentally : Working for long hours in office, mental stress at office and home, short temperedness ,insufficient sleep cause erectile dysfunction. 
These causes are explained in Ayurveda as "shoka, chintaa, bhaya, traasaat .... " which means that erectile dysfunction or Impotence occurs due to grief, fear, anxiety and terror.
Strained relationship with sexual partner: Erectile dysfunction also occurs when there is a disliking towards sexual partner.
Ayurveda describes this as "naarinaamarasamjnatwaat..." means disliking for women.

Diseases that Cause Erectile Dysfunction:

Neurological disorders, hypothyroidism, Parkinson's disease, anemia, depression, arthritis, endocrine disorders, diabetes, diseases related to cardiovascular system also become reasons for erectile dysfunction..
According to ayurveda the diseases which cause erectile dysfunction are "Hritpaandurogatamakakaamalashrama..." - Heart diseases , anemia , asthma , liver disorders , tiredness .Apart from these the imbalance in tridoshas also cause impotence or erectile dysfunction.
Consumption of medicines, drugs and tobacco: Using anti-depressants, tranquilizers and antihypertensive medicines for a long time, addiction to tobacco especially smoking, excessive consumption of alcohol, addiction to cocaine, heroin and marijuana cause erectile dysfunction.
In Ayurveda texts these causes have been said in brief as "rukshamannapaanam tathoushadham" - "dry food, drinks and medicines" cause impotence or erectile dysfunction.
Trauma to pelvic region: accidental injury to pelvic region and surgeries for the conditions of prostate, bladder, colon, or rectal area may lead to erectile dysfunction.
These causes are mentioned as abhighata (trauma), shastradantanakhakshataha (injury from weapons, teeth and nail.) in Ayurveda.

Other reasons:
Obesity, prolonged bicycle riding, past history of sexual abuse and old age also cause Erectile dysfunction.
Ayurveda describes the cause of impotence or erectile dysfunction due to old age as follows. " diminution of - tissue elements, strength, energy, span of life, inability to take nourishing food, physical and mental fatigue lead to impotence"
Information provided in this article is for the sole purpose of imparting education on Ayurveda and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you have a medical condition, please consult your physician.