We all know erectile dysfunction or impotence occurs due to various reasons. High blood pressure, increased blood cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, constipation, depression etc are to name a few. The sexual health of men can be maintained, when these causes are addressed well. Shifting from unhealthy diet to healthy diet is main mantra to control the occurrence of impotence. Healthy diet mainly consists of lots of vegetables, fruits, healthy oil, less salt, less meat, minimal dairy products and plenty of water.
Fruits are natural medicines and help us to tackle almost all causes of erectile dysfunction. They contain good amount of nutrients like vitamins, minerals, salts and fibers which aid to reduce blood pressure, blood cholesterol, constipation, obesity and depression.
Texts of ayurveda recommend various fruits which increase shukra dhatu, the key factor for sexual health. Here goes the list of 5 super fruits recommended by ayurvedic practitioners to enhance the sexual health of men and women.
Banana is known as “kadali” in ayurveda. According to ayurveda acharyas, a well ripe banana is sweet to taste and cold in potency. It is known as “vrishya” or aphrodisiac. It increases body bulk, satiates hunger and relieves constipation. Researches on banana have revealed several astonishing facts. Banana is rich in potassium and hence maintains the sodium potassium balance which is needed to control blood pressure. The high potassium content in banana increases blood circulation to reproductive system. It is rich in dietary fibers which mop up cholesterol from digestive system and relieve constipation. This fruit contains plenty of vitamin B which elevates body energy level and help in production of testosterone.
Mango is king of fruits. A ripe mango is sweet to taste, aphrodisiac and increases shukra dhatu or semen. It is good for heart and relieves constipation. Scientists have unveiled many health benefits of this fruit. It contains plenty of vitamin C which repairs and regenerates body tissues, including reproductive system. Vitamin C increases intercourse frequency and elevates mood. It helps to raise healthy sperm count.
Grapes are known as “draksha or gosthani” in ayurveda. They are sweet to taste and act as body coolants. These fruits are soft, heavy to digest and increase the moistness of body tissues. Grapes help to increase fertility of Men and women. They increase quality and quantity of semen, sperm count and sperm motility. These berries strengthen the female reproductive system. Grapes are known as “Vrishya”, which means they help in erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. The dry grapes or raisins support sexual health of men. Numerous facts have been unearthed during various researches conducted on this fruit. Grapes help to reduce cholesterol and provide plenty of antioxidants. They increase blood circulation.
Figs are also known as “Falgu or Rajoudumbara” in ayurveda. They are heavy to digest and have cold potency. Figs are used as ingredient in Vajikarana therapy to increase semen. They are rich in fiber, vitamin B6, copper, potassium, manganese and pantothenic acid. Nutritionists opine that figs address almost all causes of erectile dysfunction. They help to reduce blood pressure, blood cholesterol, constipation and supply plenty of antioxidants.
Watermelons are known to balance pitta. They act as body coolant and provide lots of water. Watermelons are rich in vitamins, minerals and fibers. This fruit provides an amino acid called citrulline, potassium and antioxidants. Citrulline gets converted to arginine. Arginine is a precursor for nitric oxide which dilates blood vessels. Thus dilated blood vessels increase blood flow to male genital organ.
So make it a point to include any of these fruits in your daily diet and enjoy immense sexual health. Let these fruits be your medicines.
Dr.Savitha Suri is an ayurvedic Consultant Physician. She has an experience of 26 years in the field of ayurveda. The content is copyrighted to Dr.Savitha Suri and may not be reproduced on other websites. You can contact her for free online ayurvedic consultations at [email protected]
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