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”.
When impotence occurs due to reduction in quality and quantity of semen it is known as “Bhijopaghataja Klaibya”. When man suffers from undernourishment or malnourishment, the lack of nutrients in body, cause this type of sexual dysfunction. Ayurveda acharyas recommend replenishing these nutrients through ayurvedic herbal preparations.
When man suffers from sexually transmitted diseases, trauma etc the tissues of his reproductive organs may suffer injury. These injuries may lead to erectile dysfunction. This is known as “dhwajabhanga klaibya”. In this condition the injured part has to be treated with herbal pastes, herbal oils and the chronic diseases have to be addressed.
When erectile dysfunction is due to old age (“jaraja klaibya”), and then remedial measures have to be undertaken with rejuvenating herbs and herbal preparations.
Excessive indulgence in sexual activities like masturbation, repeated intercourses etc can also cause erectile dysfunction. Increased ejaculation of semen or shukra leads to ED. This is known as “shukra kshyaja klaibya”. In this condition herbs which increase quality and quantity of semen have to be incorporated in treatment.
The herbs like ashwagandha (withania somnifera) , shatavari, bala(Sida cardifolia), atibala, amalaki (emblica officinalis), draksha (grapes), kapikacchu (mucuna pruriens), shweta musli, etc are useful in these types of erectile dysfunctions. 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”, “vaajikarana milk” etc can be prepared at home using the herbs which are easily available.
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