What Are Vajikarana Herbs ?

Since ages human beings are using plants and plant based products as sexual stimulants or aphrodisiacs to boost their performance and stamina. These plants have active ingredients which help in enhancing performance in bed and also quality and quantity of semen. That means these plants help men in overcoming erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, low sperm count and low sperm motility.

Ayurveda acharyas and texts of Ayurveda the traditional system of medicine in India elaborate about importance of enhancing health and functions of male reproductive system in order to get strong, healthy offspring. These treatment methods and herbs involved in these treatments constitute “Vajikarana Therapy”. The herbs which are used in this therapy are called “Vajikarana dravya” or “Vajikarana Herbs

Types of Vajikarana Herbs

According to Ayurveda, aphrodisiac herbs or Vajikarana Herbs have been divided into five categories.

Semen Volume Increasing Herbs

Herbs or substances which increase quantity of shukra dhatu or volume of semen. These herbs help in production of good quantity of semen. Example: Milk, Ghee, Onion, Vidarikand, Safedmusli, Gokshura (Tribulus), Shatavari, Yashtimadhu or Licorice etc)

Semen Purifying Herbs

These herbs purify semen and improve its quality. According Ayurveda they help to increase fertility of men by increasing quality of semen. These herbs help to increase sperm count, sperm motility and sperm health. They are useful in ayurvedic treatment for oligospermia.

Herbs which help to strengthen ejaculatory functions

These herbs help to increase duration of hard erection, and are useful in erectile dysfunction. They help to strengthen ejaculatory functions of men and improve fertilisation capacity.

Herbs which increase libido:

Herbs and ayurvedic drugs which help to increase sexual desire or libido (iccha) in men are grouped under this category.

Herbs which delay time of ejaculation

These herbs help to fight premature ejaculation and improve performance of ejaculation by delaying time of ejaculation.

List of Few Common Vajikarana Herbs or Aphrodisiac Herbs

  1. Onion
  2. Shatavari
  3. Kapikachchu or mucuna
  4. Bala
  5. Ashwagandha
  6. Chopchini
  7. Gokshura or tribulus
  8. Yashtimadhu
  9. Nutmeg
  10. Pippali
  11. Guduchi or giloy
  12. Safed Musli or white musli
  13. Kalimusli or Black musli or Talamuli
  14. Amla
  15. Saffron
  16. Garlic