What are Vajikarana Herbs or Ayurvedic Aphrodisiac Herbs ?
vajikarana Herbs

What are Vajikarana Herbs or Ayurvedic Aphrodisiac Herbs ?

Vajikarana herbs are ayurvedic aphrodisiac herbs used in virility treatment or vajikarana therapy. These herbs strengthen shukra dhatu and boost strength and stamina in men.

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What are Vajikarana Herbs ?

What are the Properties of Vajikarana Herbs ?

Why Men Need Vajikarana Herbs ?

Benefits of Vajikarana Herbs

Types of Ayurvedic Vajikarana Herbs

How to Use Vajikarana Herbs ?

What are Vajikarana Herbs ?

Vajikarana Herbs are those which are mentioned in ayurveda and help men to gain and maintain sexual energy.

Ayurveda acharyas explain vajikarana herbs as follows.

Vajikara Herbs

Ayurveda emphasises on procreation of healthy offspring. For this men have to protect their sexual energy, stamina, sperm health and overall body health. For this Ayurveda acharyas recommend herbs which help to improve strength and fertility of men that of a horse. These herbs are known as vajikarana herbs (vaji-horse, Karana– making).

These herbs are explained in detail in vajikarana chapter or vajikarana adhyaya. They recommend these ayurvedic medicines to address erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, low sperm count (oligospermia) or male infertility. They increase health of shukra dhatu.

What are the Properties of Vajikarana Herbs

The properties of vajikarana herbs are explained in texts of ayurveda as follows

Vajikarana Herbs

These herbs are sweet to taste (madhura rasa), they increase the moistness of tissues (snigdha), they boost strength (balya) and keep mind calm.

Why Men Need Vajikarana Herbs ?

According to principles of ayurveda – men who are interested in sex will be sexually very active. These men involve in more sexual act and ejaculate repeatedly. This leads to decrease in shukra dhatu and these men are at a greater risk of losing sexual energy and nutrients. Deminished shukra dhatu, loss of energy and nutrients may lead to erectile dysfunction, low libido and poor semen quality and quantity. (Low sperm count and motility or oligospermia). These men need herbs which can replenish the lost nutrients and strengthen shukra dhatu. Such herbs which increase hardness, duration of hard erection, libido, sexual energy and semen of excellent quality are called vajikarana herbs in ayurveda. These herbs boost male fertility in diabetes as they not only improve sperm health but also lower blood sugar level. Vajikarana herbs are useful in many types of Impotence.

Benefits of Vajikarana Herbs

“Vajikarana herbs” increase sexual energy and strength like a horse. The person who consumes vajikarana herbs becomes dearer to women as he performs like a strong horse. His energy never gets reduced even with repeated sexual acts. He will be able to produce healthy sperms which will help in procreation of healthy offspring. Vajikarana herbs also boosts general health and strength. These herbs are used in ayurveda vajikarana therapy

According to principles of ayurveda all substances which help in enhancing sexual activity are called as Vajikarana Dravyas. Vajikarana Dravyas include herbs, ornaments, gold, silver, pearls, precious stones, attractive partner etc.

Types of Ayurvedic Vajikarana Herbs

There are three types of vajikarana herbs. These are

  1. Dehabalakaraka
  2. Manobalakaraka
  3. Deha-manobalakara

‘Dehabalakaraka’ or Herbs which improve body strength and immunity

Few of Vajikarana herbs help to strengthen the body by providing nourishment to tissues. They detoxify body, normalize doshas, and nourish body and reproductive system. These processes help in increasing sperm count and sperm motility. The sexual energy gets enhanced with these herbs. They also help to prevent early ejaculation of semen or premature ejaculation. Such Vajikarana herbs are called “Dehabalakaraka Vajikarana Dravyas”

Manobalakaraka or Herbs which strengthen mind 

Some other Vajikarana herbs help to strengthen the mind and make man psychologically fit to perform sexual activities. These herbs normalize sleep, reduce mental stress, anxiety and help to calm disturbed mind. Such Vajikara Herbs are called “Manobalakaraka Vajikara Dravyas”.

Deha-manobalakara Vajikara dravyas- Herbs which strengthen both body and mind

Remaining vajikarana herbs help in performing both tasks of strengthening body and mind. These herbs are very useful in conditions like erectile dysfunction, low libido and infertility. Hence they are called “Deha-manobalakara Vajikara dravyas”.

How to Use Vajikarana Herbs ?

Vajikarana foods can be easily prepared at home if you have a powder mix of ayurvedic vajikarana herbs like safed musli, gokshura, ashwagandha, etc in proper proportions .

Vajikarana herbs can be used in simple recipes and consumed as a diet to keep impotence and infertility at bay.

Texts of Ayurveda explain various vajikarana recipes using milk, herbs and foods to boost sexual energy and stamina of men. These recipes are known as Vajikarana foods or Recipes.

Author : Dr.Savitha Suri Consultant Ayurvedic Physician

Reference –Vajikarana: Treatment of sexual dysfunctions based on Indian concepts


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