Ayurveda recommends several herbs and medicines to increase male libido. According to ayurveda acharyas these herbs and medicines not only increase libido, but also address erectile dysfunction, low sperm count and motility.
What is Libido ?
A person’s desire to involve in sexual activity is known as libido. Desire for sex or libido should be present in both partners to enjoy sexual activity. When the intensity of desire reduces, it is called as low libido.
According to Ayurveda sexual drive is referred as “kameccha” or “iccha” . Texts of Ayurveda lay much importance to improve sexual desire in men as it is very much needed for continuation of progeny.
Why men suffer from low libido ?
With the advancement of civilization, our lives are getting complicated and stressful day by day which in turn is having an adverse effect on our sexual drive. Men suffer from low libido due the following causes
Low testosterone level, diabetes , obesity, increased cholesterol, depression, few medications, stress, insomnia or sleeplessness, alcohol, tobacco or smoking and less exercise or reduced physical activity.
What Ayurveda says about low libido in men ?
Since from ages human beings are in constant search of different medicines and herbs for improving their sexual desire or strength which is commonly known as Libido.
According Ayurveda reduction in quantity and quality of shukra dhatu, avyayama (no exercise ), chintaa (worries or stress) , oushadha (medicines), anidrata (insomnia) , alpaahaara (low nutrition level) are causes of low libido in men.
For this Ayurveda scholars recommend Vajikarana Therapy. This therapy is designed to improve sexual desire, fertility and sexual function in men. Vajikarna therapy includes ayurvedic supplements which are prepared using ‘vajikaran herbs’ .
Vajikarana herbs increase quality and quantity of shukra dhatu which is the main dhatu or tissue to balance sexual functions.
What are the best ayurvedic herbs to increase male libido ?
The modern treatment for low libido involves hormone therapies which may have severe side effects on general health. Because of this considerable portion of the modern urban population is getting inclined towards herbal ayurvedic treatment to address their sex related issues.
There are number of vajikara or aphrodisiac herbs that help in enhancing male sexual hormones like testosterone to increase the blood circulation and sensitivity in the genital parts and thus help in improving the male libido.
The following ayurvedic herbs help to increase libido in men.
Roots of ashwagandha are used for libido enhancing ayurvedic preparations. Ashwagandha balances vata and kapha dosha. Ayurveda scholars praise this herb as balya (strengthening), vajikara (aphrodisiac) and shukrala (enhances quality and quantity of shukra dhatu).
Kapikacchu or Mucuna or Kevach
Texts of Ayurveda eulogise this herb as extremely aphrodisiac (parama vajikara). Seeds of this plant are used for medicinal purpose. Mucuna or velvet bean balances all three doshas and increases energy and stamina. Recent studies have shown that Kapikacchu or mucuna contains high concentration of L-dopa which elevates mood and controls movement.
Safed Musli or Shweta Mushali
Safed musli is grouped under vrushya and vajikarana herbs. That means it has male sexual function and fertility enhancing properties. It balances vata and pitta. Safed musli nourishes shukra dhatu and boosts energy and libido.
Acharya Bhavaprakasha praises Vidarikanda or Pueraria tuberosa for its shukra dhatu enhancing properties by calling it as “shukrala”. Ayurveda Acharya Sushruta lauds its libido enhancing properties and recommends to use in erectile dysfunction.
Gokshura or Tribulus
The herb Gokshura or Tribulus terrestris is recommended in low testosterone level. It nourishes shukra dhatu and increases strength and stamina. It is also helpful in diabetes and boosts libido.
How to use ayurvedic herbs and medicines to increase male libido ?
These herbs have to be used in proper proportion to get desired effect. They can be consumed in the following forms of
- Herbal powder mix (Vajimix Powder contains these herbs in proper proportion).
- Capsules (Rejuzoa male enhancement pills contains these herbal extract)
- Vajikara Rasayana (Vajikara lehyam contains these herbs in a classical avaleha or rasayana form)
- Vajikara Oil for Penis massage (stallion oil contains these herbs processed in pure sesame oil )
These preparations can be used individually or in combination. Please consult a qualified ayurvedic physician before using any herbs or herbal preparations.