Ayurveda acharyas recommend 6 important vajikarana herbs for erectile dysfunction. Among these Ashwagandha, mucuna, safed musli, vidarikand, shatavari and gokshura are very important.
Ayurvedic Herbs for Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a very common male sexual health problem. In this condition man has trouble to achieve sufficient erection to satisfy his partner. The process of erection involves various organ systems. Brain, nervous system, blood vessels, muscles, hormones, emotions etc play a great role in achieving good erections. Any interruption in the sequence of the physiological processes which are involved in process of erections can cause ED.
Numerous treatments are suggested for ED. Many men are hesitant to take these treatments for the fear of side effects.
Ayurveda the ancient system of medicine recommend many potent herbs which can be used in erectile dysfunction. These herbs are known as “Vajikarana Herbs” ( VAJI means Horse. Herbs which make men strong like horses to perform sexual activities are known as Vajikarana Herbs).
Shweta Musli or Safed Musli (Chlorophytum Borivilianum) –
Roots of safed musli are used in ayurvedic preparations. It consists of carbohydrates, fibres, alkaloids, saponins and proteins. Roots of this herb shows many medicinal properties like, they influence testosterone, act as aphrodisiac, antioxidant, anticancer and immune boosters. It helps in erectile dysfunction and in Premature Ejaculation.
KAPIKACCHU or CowHage (Mucuna Pruriens)–
Seeds of kapikacchu or mucuna are used in ayurvedic pharmacological preparations. The seeds of this plant are high in protein, carbohydrates, lipids, fibre and minerals. They are also rich in novel alkaloids, saponins, and sterols. The main ingredient L-dopa influences dopamine to elevate mood and control movement. It is a potent Vajikaran Herb which helps in ED and PE.
ASHWAGANDHA (WITHANIA SOMNIFERA) –
The root of ashwagandha is used in ayurvedic preparations administered for men health. It contains a very well-known biologically active constituent withanolides. This acts as an adaptogen, antibiotic, aphrodisiac, astringent, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, sedative and tonic. Ashwagandha calms mind and lowers stress level. Lowered stress and calm mind always help in ED which arises due to anxiety.
SHATAVARI (Asparagus Racemosus) –
Roots of Shatavari contains saponins, Vitamins, Minerals arginine, folic acid, etc. These ingredients are very good anti-oxidants which eliminate free radicals and prevents damage which can occur to penile nerves and arteries. It boosts body immunity and enhances energy level. Increased energy level and healthy nerves and arteries help a long way in ED and PE.
VIDARI KANDA or Vidari or Vidarikand (Pueraria Tuberose )
Vidarikand helps to lower blood pressure and controls blood sugar level. Puerarin, diadzein, daidzin, â-sitosterol and sigmasterols are main chemical constituents of this plant. It also relieves constipation. Hence the ED and PE which might have occurred due to hypertension and constipation can be effectively controlled with this herb.
GOKSHURA (Tribulus Terrestris)
Tribulus or gokshura is a well-known testosterone boosting herb. The fruits of this herb contain saponins, flavonoids, glycosides, alkaloids, and tannins. These bio ingredients are reasons for its diuretic, aphrodisiac, anti-diabetic, antiurolithic and hypolipidemic activities. It helps to boost the male hormone testosterone. Low level of testosterone causes ED and PE.
The above mentioned herbs have to be taken in proper dosage. Various herbal capsules for erectile dysfunction contain these herbs. Ayurvedic doctors always discourage self-medication with herbs. Please consult experienced ayurvedic Physician before consuming these herbs in any form.