(Ayurvedic Aphrodisiac Treatments)

The treatment adopted in ayurveda to increase libido, quality and quantity of semen, duration of erection and to treat infertility effectively is known as Vaajikarana. As this therapy increases the strength of a man to perform sexual act, like a horse, it is called 'Vaajikarana'. ('Vaaji'=Horse.)

Ayurveda has laid much importance on a male's potency. Charaka states the use of aphrodisiacs as mentioned in Ayurvedic therapies enhances one's potency by leaps and bounds. These medicines are said to give one the strength and potency of a horse. They are said to increase libido, duration of hard erection ,sperm count and sperm motility.

Vaajikarana therapy leads to:

           1.   Happiness.
           2.   Good strength.
           3.   Potency to produce offspring.
           4.   Increased span of erection.

Who should have Vaajikarana?

            - Age group (between 16 to 70 years)
            - Importance (with the exception of hereditary or traumatic impotence.)
            - Frequent indulgence in sex.
            - Shukra Kshay (oligo spermia)
            - Dhanavan (rich).

Who should avoid Vaajikarana?

            - Before 16 years and after 70 years of age.
            - Dur-atman (evil minded people)
            - Traumatic and hereditary impotence

Stree (female) is the greatest of all the Vaajikarana Dravya as said by charakh. Before vaajikarana, pancha karma therapy is advised. Vaajikarana is good for health and influence mental health also and psyche (mind) is considered as the origin of momentum for sexual desire.

Vaajikarana thus deals not only with modes of increasing sexual vigor but also psychosomatic disorders.  Modern medicine people, in the past, used to assume that impotence is primarily a psychological problem, but many therapists and physicians today have realized that the majority of all cases of impotence have some physical basis also.

Vaajikarana basically comprises of three components:

           1. a disciplined life style
           2. conditional sexual act basing itself upon the assumption that sex is for better reproduction and not only for pleasure, and
           3. the use of vajikaran drugs (aphrodisiac medicinal formulations) to achieve these sexual goals.

Vaajikarana doesn't contradict the abstaining from sex i.e. the brahmacharya but believes that sex is a means to procreation thus vaajikarana serves the purpose of 'Purushartha Chatushtaya' (Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha) by helping to procreate sustainable species.

Useful Herbs :

Aphrodisiac for men according to the texts have been divided into five categories.

  1. Promoting production of semen: (milk, ghee, onion vidari, musali, gokshura, shatavari, yashtimadhu and semen from various other animals).
  2. Purifying action on semen: (kushtha, sugar cane, bayberry).
  3. Promoting fertilization capacity in semen: (brahmi, shatavari, katuka, guduchi, amalaki, bala).
  4. Herbs that increase libido: (akarakarabh, saffron, clove, garlic, pippali).
  5. Tonics to combat premature ejaculation: (nutmeg, ashwagandha, chandhan, jatamansi, kapikachchu)

Useful Herbal Compounds :

  1. "Makardhwaja Gold"- Main Ingredients - parad, Gandhak, Suvarna bhasma.
    Indications - Aphrodisiac, Sex tonic
  2. "Vrishyavati" - Main Ingredients - Purified Hingul (Cinnabar), Bastand (Testis of Aries), Ashwagandha, Kavach Beej, Myristica, Saffron
  3. "Shatavari Kalpa" - Shatavari is perhaps best known as a female rejuvenative. It is useful for infertility and decreased libido.
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.


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06-Apr-2021 00:40 AM

Comment Vaajikarana Im 28 stopped taking anti scicotics want to have sexual relations but still im not that potent as i wa 5 years ago
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14-Jan-2014 06:23 AM

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14-Mar-2013 02:28 AM

Comment dear sir,
i am working in dubai and i am going on vacation. Please note that i am stomach acidity patient and there is too much difference in india dubai and pakistan climate and water. when i reached my own homeland i become normal after some days. but in the start i face some problems in sex. So i took four pills tadalafil 20mg (made in india) maglis-20 for tightness and for longtime. if use it for first week, so it will be good for me or not.
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14-Mar-2013 02:27 AM

Comment sir,
i am an old man nearing to 77 , and have ch.artharitis and excessive fatigueness
but need sex very frequenly ,but unfortunately sexual drive has been lost in matters of ed,p.ejaculation and say in brief the sex life If it is possible to restore drive ,pl.help with your advices

29-Dec-2012 22:11 PM

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