Texts of Ayurveda recommend various natural home remedies, foods and exercises to address Impotence or ED. These also help in Premature ejaculation or PE
Erectile dysfunction and Premature ejaculation are the main men health sexual condition is prevalent from ages. Lots of home remedies using kitchen ingredients are in use from ages . Here are few such homemade remedies which are widely used in India. Few of these are recommended in Indian ayurvedic texts.
Acharya charaka has explained various treatment methods to treat Impotence or Erectile dysfunction which arise due to different causes. These treatment methods have been elaborated in “Chikitsa sthana”.
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Homemade Remedies for ED Using Dry Fruits with Ghee or Clarified Butter
Home Remedy for Impotence Using Coconut Milk and Tender Coconut Water
Ayurvedic Home Remedies Using Onions for ED and PE
Dates and Carrot Salad Best Home Remedy for Impotence
Delicious Aphrodisiac Soup Homemade Indian Remedy for ED
Ayurvedic Milk Recipes for Men
Lifestyles to Improve Sexual Function
Yoga and Exercises for Impotence.
Ghee is praised as vrishya or aphrodisiac by Ayurveda acharyas. Its use is widely recommended in Erectile Dysfunction and Premature Ejaculation . The best ayurvedic remedy for erectile dysfunction is with ghee and dry fruits. Dry fruits are very effective in increasing sperm count also. The home remedy goes as follows. Take raisins, walnuts (Read Walnuts for Erectile Dysfunction Sperm increase and pcos) , almonds and dates (Seeds removed) in equal proportions. Fry these individually with required amount of ghee and store in an airtight container. Boil a table spoon of this mixture with a glass of milk (Read Health Benefits of Drinking Turmeric Milk). Consume this milk twice daily after food. CAUTION: Men with high cholesterol have to use ghee cautiously. (Read Cholesterol and Erectile Dysfunction)
Fully ripe pulp of coconut is eulogized as a very good aphrodisiac or Vajikara . It is known to increase quality and quantity of semen. Freshly squeezed coconut milk (Read Ayurvedic Coconut Health Benefits ) from coconut gratings is very helpful in soothing digestive system. It nourishes shukra dhatu and also helps to relieve constipation. (Read Can Constipation Cause Erectile Dysfunction). For this take a small cup of (1/4 of coconut) freshly grated coconut. Add little water and blend it in a mixer. Extract the coconut milk through sieving. Repeat the same process of adding little water, blending and sieving the same gratings till its milk is squeezed completely. Drink a glass of this coconut milk daily. Tender coconut acts as body coolant. Drinking tender coconut water daily helps to improve stamina and energy. Tender coconut water can be added to diet of men who are consuming vajikarana therapy.
Caution: Men with diabetes (Read Ayurvedic Remedies for Erectile Dysfunction in Diabetes) should not drink tender coconut water. Also if you have pitta dosha dominant constitution do not drink coconut milk.
Onions are known as best Vajikara (Read ayurvedic health benefits of onion). Regular consumption of raw or cooked onion helps in conditions like erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and low libido. For this cut a medium sized onion into long thin slices and fry it in butter till it becomes tender and consume it in empty stomach. Eating raw onions with meals is also a very effective sexual dysfunction remedy. Raw onions can be added with fresh salads to enhance the nutritional value.
This salad is kniwn as best Vajikarana Food. The carrot and dates salad supplies plenty of nutrients. It is very delicious to taste. The major ingredients of this salad are dates, carrot, almonds, garlic and mild spices. Dates are praised as Shukrala (foods which increase shukra dhatu or semen) in texts of ayurveda. They help to increase libido, sperm count and sperm motility. Carrots are known to be good veggies for men. The nutrients in carrot reduce incidences of erectile dysfunction in men.Almonds are used as dry fruits. These contain plenty of minerals and vitamins like zinc, selenium, vitamin E etc. These are very essential to boost sexual function. Almonds slow down ageing process. Garlic has cholesterol reducing properties. According texts of ayurveda, it increases sperm count, sperm motility and helps in erectile dysfunction. The spices in this salad increase metabolism, detoxify liver and eliminate sticky toxins.
Here is the recipe for carrots and dates salad.
• 1/2 cup soft dates, chopped
• 1 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
• 2 cups grated carrot
• ¼ cup roasted chopped almonds
• 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
• 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
• 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
• 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
• 1/2 teaspoon fine rock salt or sendha namak (Read Health Benefits of Sendha namak or Rock salt)
• 1 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
• 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
Prepare a salad dressing by mixing lemon juice (Do lemon and Honey reduce body fat ? ), olive oil and ground spices. Put dates in a small bowl. Pour the salad dressing on dates and leave to soak for 15 minutes.Add carrots, almonds, garlic, mint, coriander in mixing bowl and mix them well. Add rock salt. Allow this salad to stand for 15 minutes before serving.
Note : diabetes patients can reduce quantity of dates (5-6 dates)
Soups are all time favorite recipes enjoyed by all age groups. Here is a recipe of soup made from aphrodisiac ingredients. These ingredients are delicately blended and mixed to dish out delicious soup.
Chief ingredients: (Serves 3)
• 2 large onions longitudinally slit or diced
• 2 medium sized carrot diced
• 4-5 large tomatoes diced (Read ayurveda health benefits of Tomato)
• Fresh green peas – ½ cup
• 3-4 cloves of garlic
• 1 inch grated ginger
• 2 cloves
• ½ inch cinnamon stick
• Black pepper – ½ tea spoon
• Long pepper – ½ tea spoon
• Cumin seeds – ½ spoon
• Butter for seasoning – 2 tea spoon
• Salt to taste.
• Cream – 1 small cup
Boil all ingredients with 2 cups of water till veggies soften, except salt, fresh peas, cumin seeds and cream. Allow the cooked ingredient mix to cool. Blend all cooked ingredients in a blender to make a smooth paste. Heat a wok or kadahi. Toss butter in it to melt. Add cumin seeds and roast it well. Add fresh peas and toss it till they are soft. Pour the blended mix to wok . Stir well. Add salt and bring it to boil. Add cream before serving. Savor it with roasted urad papads. (black gram papads)
Ayurveda acharyas explain about a number of things which act as natural aphrodisiacs or Vajikarana Foods. Here are few.
Garlic Milk :
Garlic milk also known as Lashuna ksheera paka is very helpful in increasing the strength and stamina. It boosts sexual strength , sperm count and sperm motility . (click here for Benefits of Garlic Milk An Ayurveda Recipe for Erectile Dysfunction and Low sperm count )
Long Pepper or pippali with milk :
Long pepper or pippali with milk is the best Vajikarana Food. This preparation improves men health and increases duration of hard erection and prevent premature ejaculation
Milk and Dates:
Milk and dates provide innumerable health benefits for men.The dates and milk in Ayurveda is a very popular combination. They recommend Dates and milk for ED. It is considered as Vajikarana Food.
Broken Wheat Pudding-
A vajikarana Food: This pudding prepared with broken wheat and milk is an excellent recipe for men. Wheat, milk, dry fruits and nuts provide excellent nutrition for male reproductive organs. These ingredients balance doshas and improve overall health and sexual health of men.
Ashwagandha Milk Recipe:
The herbs like ashwagandha (withania somnifera) , shatavari, bala(Sida cardifolia), atibala, amalaki or amla (emblica officinalis), draksha (grapes), kapikacchu (mucuna pruriens), shweta musli or safed musli, etc are useful in these types of erectile dysfunction. These herbs can be processed with sugar, ghee or milk to make the preparations more palatable and fortified. Honey is liberally added to enhance the medicinal properties of these preparations. Various herbal remedies for erectile dysfunction like “Ashwagandha ksheerapaka or Ashwagandha Milk”, “vaajikarana milk” etc can be prepared at home using the herbs which are easily available.
This is an Excellent milk recipe with ashwagandha powder. Even men with diabetes who suffer from Erectile dysfunction can use this recipe . Ashwagandha is a very popular herb , known for its adaptogen properties. It is a great rejuvenator and aphrodisiac.
Use Cardamom :
Using little cardamom as mouth freshener helps your partner to get attracted. Do not consume this large quantities as cardamom may cause impotence ( Read Ayurveda Health Benefits of Cardamom )
Number of men fighting a battle against Erectile Dysfunction, ED or Impotence is on raise. Unhealthy lifestyles, sedentary work and stress are playing a crucial role in making men victims of sexual dysfunction. Addressing these causes help to win this battle. It is very important to change the lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle helps to overpower this enemy without medications.
Healthy habits are a must to keep up the sexual energy . These healthy habits help men to perform well in bedroom even if they are old. Hence lead a very healthy life .
- Avoid consumption of alcohol. If you are addicted to alcohol restrict the intake. Alcohol acts on central nervous system and causes sexual dysfunction.
- Keep away from smoking. Men who smoke suffer from ED and PE than men who do not. It is evident from researches. Smoking causes formation of plaques in arteries (atherosclerosis) which obstruct the blood flow. (read Smoking and erectile dysfunction).Smoking affects blood flow through arteries of male genital organ. Altered blood flow shows its effects on hardness and duration of sustaining hardness. Smoking also accelerates aging and this aging effect reflects on quantity of testosterone. Thus plummeted levels of testosterone influences sexual function leading to erectile dysfunction. A dipped level of testosterone also lowers sperm count. Keep away from other tobacco addiction like chewing or sniffing.
- Avoid working for long hours. Take a break from regular routine at week ends and spend time with your partner. Stress is the main cause for erectile dysfunction. Stress ruins sexual life of Men. Regular exercises, Yoga and Meditation help in a great way to reduce stress and bring back the lost youth.
- Practice Yoga and meditation regularly to keep away anxiety, depression and stress. Meditation and Yoga are best stress (Read stress and erectile dysfunction) busters.
- Do not have the fear of not getting hard erections or do not doubt your ability to satisfy your partner. It will lead to psychological ED.Happy and comfortable atmosphere at home is very essential to stimulate sexual desire and keep sexually healthy.
- Exercise regularly and daily. Brisk walk for 45 minutes is the best exercise which keeps the cardiovascular system healthy. Researches have shown that the incidences of erectile dysfunction are less in men who regularly exercise. (Read Benefits of walking for men who suffer from Impotence)
All the above mentioned points relax the mind and enhance energy of men. A relaxed and stress free mind is very essential to boost the sexual feelings in men. Sexual impotence or dysfunction occurs when mind gets stressed. We all live in a busy world and suffer from time stress which is a silent killer. A stress busting environment acts as a natural aphrodisiac
Other Ayurvedic Erectile Dysfunction Tips:
Weight reduction helps to increase testosterone level and increases sexual energy and stamina. Weight reduction helps to keep hypertension and diabetes in control.
Diabetes causes erectile dysfunction and anti hypertensive medications may cause erectile dysfunction. (Read Relationship between high blood pressure and erectile dysfunction)
Marijuana, heroin, cocaine etc cause erectile dysfunction. Withdrawing from addiction to the above mentioned substances really helps in increasing erections and sexual stamina.
Reduce the frequency of masturbation. Masturbating twice in a week is ideal.
Massage whole body with herbal oil at least once in a week. This increases sexual energy and stamina. Body massage (abhyanga) is mentioned as the best aphrodisiac in ayurveda.
Sleep at least for 8 hours a day. Body gets energized with good sleep.
Do not control natural urges. Empty your bladder before going to bed with your partner.
Take all steps to prevent indigestion and constipation. Indigestion and constipation vitiate doshas and cause diseases. Hard erections will not occur when body is not healthy.
Avoid hot, spicy and bitter foods which imbalance vata . According to ayurveda imbalanced vata causes erectile dysfunction.
Fill your plates with vegetables and fruits. Keep junk foods aside. Lots of fresh vegetables and fruits help in weight loss and also provide sufficient nutrition. Say good bye to sweets, deep fried foods and processed foods, Ban ‘3S’ Salt, Sugar and Starch. Avoid excess salt, refined flour and sugar. If you are a non-vegetarian use lean meat, fish, oysters, prawns etc which are low in fat and high in proteins and vitamins. Munch some dry fruits like raisins, dates, figs, walnuts etc. These are high in anti-oxidants and also boost male health.
Give a gap of four days between two consecutive intercourses. This preserves shukra dhatu, sexual energy and increases volume of semen
Regularly consume Vajikarana Preparations. Vajikarana preparations of Vajikarana Therapy always keep men sexually healthy.
A good rejuvenating oil massage with herbal oil like ksheerabala oil help to relax muscles and reduce stress
Warm water bath after an oil massage reduces any inflammtions present in muscles.
Scents and perfumes of natural herbs stimulate sense organs and elevate mood. Use scents like musk, lavender, sandal etc
Necklace and garlands made of pearl and scented flowers like jasmine are best aphrodisiac bedroom accessories. They not only enhance the fragrance around bed but also calm mind.
Clean and good fitting dress makes you attractive to the partner.
Good mind relaxing paints and artistic works in surrounding environment elevate romantic feelings and reduce stress.
An understanding partner who vibes to man’s feelings is an excellent aphrodisiac.
Green surroundings with music of chirping birds is the best stress buster. Be a morning person to destress.
Along with this maintain healthy lifestyle. Follow Dinacharya or Ayurvedic daily routine. This helps to remove accumulated toxins or ama from body and acts as a best detox for erectile dysfunction. Quit smoking and alcohol. Exercise regularly to maintain healthy weight. Keep stress at bay. Try to meditate regularly. Also herbs can be of great help. Texts of Ayurveda recommend Vajikarana Therapy to keep the sexual energy and stamina balanced.
Studies have found that losing few pounds improves performance of men in bed. Pick up your jogging shoes and start exercises like brisk walking or jogging shred extra fat. Increased physical activity helps to reduce weight and help you to fight the battle against Erectile Dysfunction.
Apart from medicines and treatment few exercises like Pelvic floor exercise, cardio exercise, aerobic exercises and yoga are recommended for Erectile Dysfunction.
ED is one of the common problems that affect many men, and it can be embarrassing and frustrating sometimes. This issue can be caused by many health conditions like diabetes , heart disease, low testosterone , obesity (Read Relationship Between Obesity and Erectile Dysfunction ), hormonal fluctuations, psychological issues, nerve damage, and blood flow problems. A professor of urology in a university of medicine describes that, men with erectile dysfunction experience a situation whereby their penis is a barometer of their overall body condition.
Texts of Ayurveda quote avyayama or not exercising as the cause of klaibya or sexual dysfunction. Hence a good exercise for 45 minutes daily is recommended to keep the sexual life active.
Erectile dysfunction has often been treated with various medications from different systems of medicines. However, medication is not the only option for treating this problem. There are different exercises that have proved effective for erectile dysfunction remedy. A U.K study has shown that exercises such as pelvic exercises helped about 40% of men with erectile dysfunction recover from their ED and achieve healthy erection quality.
Pelvic muscle training has also been researched to help treat erectile dysfunction . This content will shed more light on these various exercises that have been studied to help erectile dysfunction conditions.
Regular exercises have been studied to help many health conditions and even overall body health. However, these below exercises will help men with Impotence
Pelvic floor exercises:
These exercises would not only help men with ED but also serve as an excellent remedy for premature ejaculation and also strengthen orgasms as studied by researchers. Pelvic floor exercises can be carried out by locating and exercising the muscles involved in the exercise. It is a simple stop and start of urine mid-stream flow. Once these muscles have been located, tighten and draw-in the muscles, making them lift upward due to stress concentration on them.
Sustain this for a count of five and release. Do this 8 – 10 times repeatedly but take a rest in between. Standard practice is to do 8 – 10 series and followed by 5 – 20 quick squeezes and releases. For the best result, it is recommended that the whole process should be carried out 4 – 5 times daily.
Erectile dysfunction has been linked to issues such as hypertension, obesity, as well as diabetes, which reduce the flow of blood to the penis. Aerobic exercises were studied and confirmed by The American Journal of Cardiology publish to help treat ED. They contribute to improving blood flow in the penis and overall body systems; thereby cure erectile dysfunction.
Examples of aerobic exercises are spinning, brisk walking, cardio machines, running, hiking, swimming, dancing, kickboxing, cross country skiing, and much more
Cardio exercise can be defined as any activity or movement that raises the rate of heartbeat; thereby increasing the circulation of blood to various organs and tissues of the body. Studies show that regular cardiovascular exercise benefits the body in many health conditions such as erectile dysfunction, improves muscles tone, lowers blood pressure, improve sleep, and boosts energy levels. Twenty to thirty minutes of cardio exercise of any form is recommended 4 to 5 times weekly to help cure erectile dysfunction.
- There are various choices of cardiovascular exercise that can help your erectile dysfunction condition, depending on the one you enjoy most:
- Brisk walking (Benefits of Daily Brisk Walking )
- Cross country skiing
- Use of an elliptical trainer
- Cycling for about 3 hours
Yoga for ED and PE:
According to researchers, one of the contributory factors to erectile dysfunction 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 and boost your sex organ erection.Yoga has been proven to improve the mental and physical health of the body by promoting healthy breathing and reduce any forms of tension in your body. Going for partnered yoga classes can help you get the correct yoga postures to aid the body in the circulation of blood to the pelvis and penis.
Another way to solve erectile dysfunction problem is through weight training. This activity has been discovered to improve the endothelium function which is one of the causes of erectile dysfunction.The endothelium is the blood vessels inner lining, and this tissue can work optimally and healthy through weight training. Incorporating weight training with cardiovascular training enhances bone strength and muscle mass to aid body stability and lower blood pressure.
Though it is hidden and one may not know if another person has it, erectile dysfunction is still a common health condition which is caused by many health reasons. Inability to stand up to your partner’s request in bed is a serious concern that needs to be addressed and not hid. There is no point to be ashamed of sharing your problem and look for a solution to your erectile dysfunction. Many have spent a reasonable amount of money in finding a solution to this problem, not knowing it can be easily treated with a simple lifestyle change and exercises.
Remedies such as changing habits, routines, diets, as well as exercises are available as natural means of curing erectile dysfunction. The key point to the treatment and prevention of erectile dysfunction is to ensure you keep your endothelium functional and healthy. Involving in physical exercises is the key to achieve this, and you will end up improving the health of your penis and heart at the same time. Try it and you will be glad you did.
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