Erectile Dysfunction (ED) or Impotence is a common sexual problem in men. This condition is experienced by adult men globally at least once in their lifetime. Most of the time premature ejaculation or early ejaculation also accompanies ED. Men in the olden days experienced this condition too. Ayurveda the ancient medical Science has recommended various ayurvedic remedies for Erectile Dysfunction and Premature Ejaculation. Let us have a glimpse of these treatments.
Strengthening Shukra Dhatu
[photo1]The inability to last long in bed i
s known as Klaibya
in Ayurveda. Shukra dhatu, one of the 7 dhatus or tissues in the human body, plays a great role in keeping the male reproductive system healthy and normal. Any imbalance in this dhatu or tissue leads to impotence causing ED and PE.The main aim of Klaibya
treatment is to balance tridoshas, especially Vata dosha, strengthen shukra dhatu, and make human reproductive organs healthy and strong.To achieve this texts of Ayurveda recommend various herbs which have tremendous aphrodisiac properties. These herbs do various functions like detoxification, supply of essential nutrients, and strengthening the body tissues. These also boost the stamina of men by nourishing shukra dhatu.Ayurveda acharyas have given a lot of importance to diet to balance shukra dhatu. An Ayurvedic diet for erectile Dysfunction is strongly recommended for those who undergo treatment for Impotence.
Using Ayurvedic Herbs
[photo2]Herbs are used as the main remedy for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. The following herbs, mentioned in CHARAKA and SUSHRUTA SAMHITA help to balance doshas and strengthen the reproductive system of men, so that they can perform well in bed with good energy and stamina. These herbs not only help to gain strength and stamina but also help to improve testosterone levels. The following vajikarana herbs are considered very important at this juncture.Ashwagandha (withania somnifera)ShatavariBala (Sida cardifolia) ,Atibala,Amalaki or amla (emblica officinalis)Draksha (grapes),Kapikacchu (mucuna pruriens),Shweta or safed musli,Black MusliGiloy or guduchiVidari kandShilajit
Vajikarana Therapy or Virility Therapy
[photo3]Vajikarana Therapy is an ayurvedic treatment to increase the strength and stamina of men like that of a horse.The definition of Vajikarana therapy or treatment goes as follows. It is a therapy to Strengthen a man like a horse (Vaji = horse) to improve his performance in bed, to address ED or erectile dysfunction, PE or premature ejaculation, low sperm count, and low motility. This therapy makes a man strong like a horse and also helps him to impregnate his partner to get healthy offspring.Vajikarna therapy aims to improve the strength and stamina of men. This treatment includes herbal preparations, a diet, and a lifestyle, which supply essential nutrients and their efficient absorption into the male body. The target organs are organs of the male reproductive system. According to the texts of Ayurveda, this therapy helps to get rid of klaibya
Ayurveda acharyas say that "Persons who undergo Vajikarana therapy enjoy their sexual life and also produce healthy and intelligent offspring. This treatment improves the quality and quantity of shukra dhatu or semen.
Follow Dinacharya and Rutucharya
[photo4]We all know an unhealthy diet and lifestyle can cause various diseases and Impotence is one among them. Ayurveda acharyas highly recommend following dinacharya (ayurvedic daily routine) and rutucharya (ayurvedic seasonal routine) without fail. These routines describe diet, exercise, and sleep routines, to balance body and mind.Accommodating these routines in our daily life help to boost our immunity, and improve energy and stamina. These also help to detox our body regularly and to expel accumulated toxins easily.
A Healthy Diet for Good Energy and Stamina
[photo5]Consuming food according to our prakruti ( body constitution) and dosha predominance helps to maintain good health with profound energy and stamina. Including superfoods, fruits and nuts in your daily diet are very important when you want to perform well in bed. A healthy diet keeps your body and minds strong.
Exercises, YOGA, and Meditation for ED and PE
[photo6]Studies have found that losing a few pounds improves the performance of men in bed. Increased physical activity helps to reduce weight and help you to fight the battle against the loss of erection.Texts of Ayurveda quote avyayama or not exercising as the cause of klaibya or sexual dysfunction. Hence good exercise for 45 minutes daily is recommended to keep the sexual life active. Even a brisk walk for 45 minutes helps.According to researchers, one of the contributory factors for not performing well in bed is stress. If your body and mind are disturbed, it can affect your sex drive in many forms. Exploring your body and mind connection through yoga is an excellent way to reduce stress. Yoga has been proven to improve the mental and physical health of the body by promoting healthy breathing and reducing any forms of tension in your body. Practice Yoga and Meditation to get rid of stress, and anxiety and to maintain a cool temper. Yoga asanas like Paschimottanasana, Kumbhakasana, Uttanapadasana., Naukasana, and Dhanurasana help in overcoming sexual dysfunction.Meditation is another way to strip off stress. A stress-free mind and body always function optimally. This means the energy and stamina will be at their peak when you meditate. Keep 15 minutes daily for meditation.
Oil Massage or Abhyanga
[photo7]Massaging the body with ayurvedic oils is known as Abhyanga in Ayurveda. Abhyanga helps to balance Vata dosha, increase blood circulation, improve muscle strength, and increase the function of nerve tips. Usually, herbs processed in sesame oil are used for massage or abhyanga. Massaging the male reproductive organ is another method to improve sexual dysfunction in men.Author: Dr.Savitha Suri