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The following natural herbs are used as aphrodisiacs in ayurveda

Safed Musli (Asparagus Adscendens):- Known as Shweta musali in ayurveda , is used to increase shukra (semen). It helps to increase sperm count and sperm motility.

Urad: (Black Gram) – Ayurveda mentions it as Masha and is used to increase sexual energy , sexual stamina and libido. Masha is recommended for persons who suffer from Erectile dysfunction..

Gokshura ( Tribulus Terrestris) – This plant is widely used in ayurveda to help people suffering from low testosterone levels, Erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and low libido

Kapi kacchu: ( Mucuna Pruriens)- Strongly recommended in ayurvedic texts for low libido, low sperm count, low sperm motility and erectile dysfunction

Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) – Used in ayurveda to rejuvenate male reproductive system, calm mind and as an aphrodisiac.

Drum Stick, garlic, ginger: A best home remedy for sexual disorders


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According to ayurveda a person who has very low body fat or less medho dhatu experiences the following problems

1. His body immunity reduces. He is susceptible to infections.
2. He experiences erectile dysfunction.
3. The quality and quantity of semen reduces.
4. His libido decreases
5. The quantity of semen reduces
6. He feels difficult to breath.
7. He suffers from piles, pleeha vriddhi (enlargement of spleen) and grahani roga (IBS)


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The ayurveda text Bhava prakaasha, explains the medicinal properties of vidaarikanda as follows:

Vidaari madhuraa snigdha brimhani sthanya shukradaa |
Sheetaa swaryaa mootralaa cha jeevani bala varnadaa ||
Guruhu pittaasrapavanadaahaan hanthi rasaayanam |

Vidaarikanda is sweet to taste , has cooling properties, heavy to digest and contains moisture and stickiness .

Brimhani : It helps in weight gain in persons who have lost weight due to diseases or malnourishment.

Sthanya : This herb is very helpful in increasing lactation in nursing mothers.

Shukrada: Owing to its, sweet, cool and sticky properties, this herb helps to increase quality and quantity of semen. This also helps to increase sperm count and sperm motility.

Swarya: Singers and teachers who abuse their vocal chords are benefited by this herb. It helps to restore the voice.

Mootrala :. It acts as a diuretic, hence used in ayurvedic diuretic preparations

Jeevani : It rejuvenates the whole body and increases vitality and energy.

Balavardhana:. Vidaari helps to increase strength of body

Varnya : It rejuvenates skin and increases fairness and glow. As it increases moisture level of skin it helps in dry skin condition.

Rasaayana : It nourishes whole body and increases rasadhatu. When rasadhatu is nourished the successive dhatus also get nourished.

Pavana hanthi : Viadaarikanda normalizes vata.

Vrishya: As it reduces vata, nourishes rasa dhatu and increases shukra, it acts as a very good aphrodisiac. Owing to these properties it helps in erectile dysfunction, low libido and premature ejaculation. Hence this herb is used in vajikarana Preparations


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