What is Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability of a man to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for his sexual needs or the needs of his partner. The term "erectile dysfunction" can mean the inability to achieve erection, an inconsistent ability to do so, or the ability to achieve only brief erections.
Ayurvedic pharmacology recommends various herbs as a natural remedy or cure for this condition. This article throws light on 5 best ayurvedic herbs for Erectile Dysfunction .
Ashwagandha: This herb is also known by other names like winter cherry or Indian ginseng. The aphrodisiac properties of this herb have been eulogised by Ayurveda acharyas.
Ashwagandha is the best ayurvedic medicine for ED and PE. Usually roots of this herb is used for medicinal purpose. Cleaned and dried roots are powdered and then used to prepare ayurvedic formulations. Ashwagandha root powder can also be used along with milk for this condition. (Read Ashwagandha Milk Recipe ) The herb Ashwagandha when processed with sesame oil can be used externally to massage penis and testicles ( Read Best ayurvedic massage oil for Erectile Dysfunction )
Kapikacchu or Atma Gupta: Ayurvedic pharmacopeia recommends to used seeds of mucuna pruriens or kapikacchu for medicinal purpose. The medicinal properties of this herb is praised as follows
Kapikacchu is the best aphrodisiac herb. It normalises vata, boosts body strength and increases healthy weight. The seeds of this plant are eulogized as the best vrishya and vajikara that means which increase sexual functions in men. They help in conditions like erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and low sperm count. (Read Health Benefits and Uses of Mucuna Pruriens or Kapikacchu-Testosterone ) . This can be consumed both externally and internally.
Shatavari : Text books of Ayurveda Eulogise the medicinal properties of this herbs as follows.
The herb shatavari balances vitiated vata and pitta. It boosts sexual function, maintains heart health, improves memory and boosts body strength. Acharya Bhava Prakasha describe this herb as “Shukrala”. Shukrala means the one which increases shukra dhatu in men. Increase in shukra dhatu helps in conditions like Erectile Dysfunction. ( Read Health Benefits of Shatavari and its uses in men and women )
Gokshura or Tribulus: Tribulus is known as gokshura in Ayurveda. This is a very well-known herb for body builders. Acharyas describe the health benefits of this herb as follows.
Tribulus or gokshura acts as body coolant and increases strength of muscles. Researches have shown that tribulus naturally increases male hormone testosterone, which strengthen the muscles. It boosts metabolism and body energy. Gokshura detoxifies urinary system and improves its function. Other benefits of gokshura is that it acts as a very effective aphrodisiac. Its property of boosting testosterone level help to increase erection, sperm count and sperm motility. Hence it has been included as an active ingredient in Vajikarana Therapy preparations. It increases libido and helps in rectifying male impotence. ( Read Ayurveda health benefits of Tribulus terrestris and its uses )
Safed Musli or Sweta Musli - Health benefits of safed musli have been very well explained in Ayurveda as follows.
Musli is a very good aphrodisiac herb, it increases body strength, nourishes body and acts as a body coolant. The root is the plant part used for medicinal purposes. Root powder of safed musli mixed with milk is an excellent natural ayurvedic remedy for erectile dysfunction. (Read Health Benefits of Safed Musli with Milk )
The above mentioned 5 herbs are usually used as main ingredient in ayurvedic Vajikarana Preparations. These preparations help in men health conditions like impotence, low sperm count, low sperm motility and low semen volume. Vajikarana preparations when consumed improve body energy level and body rejuvenation.
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