Ayurvedic texts explain various herbs as best medicine for erectile dysfunction. These herbs when used in combination show high effectiveness in sexual dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction is a very common sexual problem faced by men. People are in search of safe and best ayurvedic medicines for erectile dysfunction. Many experience side effects when they use over the counter drugs for this condition. For them this article throws a light on ayurvedic medicines and herbs that are best in erectile dysfunction.
The following herbs are recommended by Ayurveda acharyas for sexual dysfunction in men. These herbs are known to increase and strengthen “shukra dhatu” . When Shukra dhatu is healthy and normal it does the following functions.
- Boosts libido,
- Increases quality and quantity of semen,
- Strengthens the muscles.
- Boosts sexual energy and stamina
- Helps to overcome erectile dysfunction
- Aids in premature ejaculation
- Supports to long last in bed maintaining hard erections.
Best Ayurvedic Medicine for Erectile Dysfunction
The herbs which boost and increase shukra dhatu are known as Vajikarana Herbs. Here is the list of such ayurvedic herbs which help men to perform better in bed.
Ashwagandha- Withania somnifera:
This herb is also known as winter cherry. Ashwagandha normalises vata and kapha .(Vata and kapha are two main doshas which play a vital role in maintaining the libido). Use of this herb not only helps to boost general strength, sexual energy, stamina but also improves quality and quantity of semen. Ashwagandha reduces stress, normalises sleeping pattern, rejuvenates body, helps to keep blood pressure and blood sugar under control. Read (Health benefits of ashwagandha for men and women, )
The seeds of this plant are used for medicinal purpose as they are high in protein, carbohydrates, lipids, fiber, and minerals. These seeds contain novel alkaloids, saponins, and sterols. This magic herb has high concentration of L-dopa which helps in parkinsons , influences dopamine to elevate mood and control movement. Ayurvedic texts describe the properties of mucuna and advise them to use in dosha vitiations as it mitigates vata and increases kapha and pitta. It is the herb of choice for men who suffer from erectile dysfunction (claibya), low sexual strength (daurbalya), male infertility and low body weight. (Read mucuna pruriens benefits-testosterone-male infertility )
Shweta musli –Safed Musli- Asparagus Adscendens:
Shweta Musli or safed musli contains saponin & herbal steroids (Stigmasterol & hecogenin). These molecules influence testosterone and also act as aphrodisiac, antioxidant, anticancer and immune boosters. This herb boosts sexual energy and rejuvenates male reproductive system. Texts of ayurveda always recommend to include this herb as main ingredient in Vajikarana preparations. Safed musli increases shukra dhatu or semen. Men who suffer from impotence and low quantity of semen are benefited from this herb. (Read Health Benefits of safed musli )
Vidari kanda -Pueraria Tuberosa:
Pueraria Tuberosa contains puerarin, diadzein, daidzin, â-sitosterol and sigmasterols. Puerarin has been reported to possess anti-hypertensive ( Normalising blood pressure) , anti hyperglycemic ( Controlling high blood sugar level), nootropic (boosting memory and mood) and neuroprotective (Protects nerve degeneration) effects. Vidari kanda boosts fertility in men by increasing sperm count and motility. Ayurveda acharyas recommend to use this herb to balance vata and pitta. When used in ayurvedic medicine for erectile dysfunction, it boosts energy, helps to maintain hardness, sooths inflamed tissues (tissue damage due to over masturbation) and increases semen volume. It also relieves constipation. (Read Benefits and uses of pueraria tuberosa or indian kudzu or vidarikand )
TALA MOOLI – Kali Musli (Chlorophytum Borivilianum) –
Kali Musli has many active ingredients like alkaloids, glycosides, steroids, saponin and flavonoids etc. These ingredient make this herb an excellent aphrodisiac, antioxidant, anti oxidative (slows down the process of aging), antihyperglycemic (controls blood sugar level), hepato protective(boosts liver functions), and immune booster. Based on principles of ayurveda this herb normalises pitta and vata. It boosts body strength (balya), and improves sexual energy (vrishya). It is specially recommended in men health conditions like impotence (claibya) and loss of sexual strength (dourbalya). (Read curculigo orchioides benefits, kali musli, black musli )
Guduchi or Giloy (Tinospora Cordifolia):
The bio-chemicals that have been isolated from Tinospora Cordifolia include tinosporide, furanolactone, diterpene, furanolactone clerodane diterpene, etc. These bio active ingredients are reason for aphrodisiac (boosts sexual strength), diuretic (increases urine output), astringent (keeps the elasticity of tissues intact), anti-diabetic, anti-oxidant, anti-stress, hepatoprotective (Protects liver), immunomodulatory activities of this herb. Texts of ayurveda recommend this herb in conditions like indigestion, low strength, sluggish liver and impotence. It acts as Rasayana or antiaging herb. (Read Health benefits of guduchi )
Amla-Amalaki- (Phyllanthus emblica):
The fruit of this plant is highly nutritious and is an important dietary source of vitamin C, minerals and amino acids. Ayurveda acharyas eulogize this herb for its immense medicinal properties. The dominant active constituent of the herb is a group of tannins derived from Gallic and ellagic acids. These constituents have a magical effect on human body. They rejuvenate and detoxify the body. Amla is store house of vitamin C which helps to increase sperm count and sperm motility. (Read Health benefits of Amla or amalaki )
Gokshura (Tribulus Terrestris):
Tribulus contains innumerable bio ingredients. These are reasons for its diuretic, aphrodisiac, anti diabetic, antiurolithic (prevents formation of kidney stones) and hypolipidemic (reduces blood cholesterol levels) activities. Tribulus is known to boost testosterone level in men. Thus it acts as a safe herb to boost body strength, sexual energy, stamina and helps in erectile dysfunction. It also helps in low sperm count and motility. (Read Tribulus terrestris or Gokshura benefits – testosterone )
Kokilaksha (Astercantha longifolia):
The active bio ingredients of this plant help to rejuvenate the body. Ayurveda acharyas eulogise this herb as aphrodisiac and energy boosting. Seeds of this plant detoxify liver, helps in erectile dysfunction and boost sperm count motility. Kokilaksha is very effective in low libido, impotence and low body strength. (Read Health benefits of Kokilaksha or Asteracantha Longifolia )
The above mentioned ayurvedic medicines are best for erectile dysfunction and do not have any side effects when used under the supervision of qualified experienced ayurvedic doctor. (Consult Dr.Savitha Suri ).
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