Ayurvedic medicine and treatment for female libido or arousal is existing since ages.Texts of Ayurveda suggest various herbs and spices as remedy for this. Low libido in woman is also spelt as labito, livido, labedo.
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Female libido description in Ayurveda
In ayurveda females or women are praised as “sadyo vajikara” , which means the one who triggers instant arousal in a man. Ayurveda acharyas emphasise on the fact that men should have intercourse only when their female partners have good libido and interest in sexual activities.
Women lose and gain their libido in various stages of life. This is like a wave which surges at some stages of life and dips at some periods. In recent times researches about female libido is picking up the pace. In past studies were more oriented towards treating male libido. But now more and more researches and studies are being conducted on this issue.
What is Female Libido (labedo) ?
Women’s interest and desire in sexual activities is female libido. This may fluctuate at various stages of life. Like men, women also suffer from low desire or low libido to indulge in sexual activities.
Causes for Low Libido in Females
There are several causes for low libido in females. Here is the list
Sexual Cause :
If a women constantly experience pain during sexual act it may cause low libido in her. Sex becomes a nightmare. Sexual abuse in childhood may also cause low libido in females. Past negative experience in sex is also one of the reasons.
Women experience lots of hormonal fluctuations. It may be monthly menstrual cycle, pregnancy, lactating period or menopause. In all these stages they experience depression, mood swings and low libido.
Few medications which are used for depression, migraine and other neurological conditions can cause low libido in females.
Few diseases like cancer, arthritis, fibromyalgia, depression etc can also mar the sexual desire of women. Some women with PCOS may experience low libido.
Smoking, tobacco, alcohol and drugs can cause low libido in women. The same habits trigger Impotence or Erectile dysfunction in men.
Disinterest in partner, stress, financial crisis and trust issues with partner can lower the libido in females. Family conditions like taking care of children, aged parents, working at home and office etc may cause fatigue and lead to low libido.
Ayurvedic Causes for female low libido :
According Ayurveda women get their sexual feelings due to “artava” which is almost an equivalent to “shukra dhatu” in men. “artava” is the reason for female fertility and menstrual cycle. When there is a reduction or imbalance of artava , women experience low libido. Undernourishment, stress, medicines, diseases etc may reduce quality and quantity of artava.
Symptoms of low libido in females:
The symptoms can vary from person to person. It can be generalised as follows
- Losing interest in any type of sexual activity. Masturbation which used to give immense pleasure may not be of interest any more.
- Sexual thoughts and fantasies take a back seat or may not find a place in your mind.
- Porn films or images may not trigger any sexual feelings in mind.
- A constant worry about low libido and this can further increase if your partner is sexually very active.
How to Increase Libido or labido in woman through Home Remedies ?
A change in diet and lifestyle helps to overcome this condition. Let us take a look at home remedies which help to boost female libido.
Healthy Diet :
A healthy diet which includes more fresh vegetables, fruits and pulses help to boost interest in sex. Include watermelon, avocado, shellfish, strawberries, red grapes and soy in your diet. A small cup of red wine does wonders and brings colours to sexual life. Include curd and buttermilk in your diet. White flour, sugar and salt are a big no. Drink plenty of water to increase the hydration level and to improve the vaginal secretions. Do not eat any food which causes indigestion and produce toxins (ama).
Regular aerobic exercise like walking helps in weight loss and a good sexy figure. Weight training exercises tones up muscles and improves self-esteem. You can start with brisk walking which has various benefits.
Follow Dinacharya or Ayurvedic Daily Routine:
Following ayurvedic daily routine or dinacharya and Ayurvedic seasonal routine or Ritucharya helps to detox body and mind. This clears all clogs those present in channels of body . You can follow an ayurvedic skin detox which also helps to keep the body energy level up and enhance your beauty.
Reduce stress :
Activities like pranayama or deep breathing and meditation helps to reduce stress level. You can also include other stress busting activities like gardening, dancing, listening to music etc . Your mind becomes happy and colourful with reduced stress.
Say no to bad habits:
quit bad habits like smoking, alcohol, drugs etc. Develop good habits like exercise, meditation, yoga etc.
Communicate with your partner:
Ayurvedic Medicine and Treatment for Female Libido or labedo:
Detox your body:
Ayurveda emphasises on detoxification process. Detoxification expels body toxins and rejuvenate the body tissues. Simple detoxification can be done at home by following dinacharya or ayurvedic daily routine.
Use ayurvedic herbs for female libido :
Herbs and spices like cumin, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, ashoka, lodhra, shilajit, ashwagandha, gokshura etc are best ayurvedic treatment for female libido. These herbs help to calm mind and boost libido in females.
Reduce Body weight:
“Sthoulya” or obesity is the main reason for low libido in females. Medha dhatu (body fat) when increased causes obesity. Increased medha dhatu obstructs channels and imbalance body function. Balancing this dhatu brings back the sexual life with a bang. Take measures to reduce body weight and maintain a healthy figure.
Practice Yoga and Meditation:
Yoga and Meditation are best stress busters. Meditation calms mind and yoga helps to reduce body weight.
Dress Well and Use Ornaments:
Dressing well boosts self-esteem. Ayurveda emphasises on dressing well to elevate mood. Dressing erotically and using ornaments made of pearls and silver calms mind and erases blues.
Nothing can beat a strong and determined mind. Make up your mind to add spice to your sexual life and enjoy the bliss.
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