Sex is a mystery in the bowels of Nature. It is as essential as food and sleep for human life. It is the urge for the most needed biological drive to promote the existence of humanity. Ayurveda strongly believes that human sex is not merely a physical mating but is the union of two bodies, minds and souls. It suggests various ways for successful sex life which help the individual as well as the society.
Ayurveda for preventing, enhancing and healing sex heath
Ayurveda considers that sexual health is the most essential part of life for an individual as well as for the health of the society. Hence this medical science includes healthy sex along with preventive and therapeutic measures related to physical, mental, social and spiritual harmony. The medical system of Ayurveda has 8 branches of treatment of which Vajeekarana or Virility Therapy is dedicated to only sex life.
Holistic treatment of sex for body, mind and soul
Ayurveda treats the human being as a whole person of body, mind and soul and hence Ayurvedic sex aims at the union of the body – mind – soul complex. According to Ayurveda, male virility is the basis of success in sex. No doubt, Ayurveda gives such an importance to male virility that it believes that optimal sexual performance of the male partner is the prerequisite for conjugal happiness and harmony .This sexual relationship is a very sensitive phenomenon that can easily be disrupted by the physical, psychological and physiological factors. Hence following the regulations of Ayurveda becomes essential for all for success in sex and family life.
Vajeekarana (Aphrodisiac Treatment) for successful sex
Vajeekarana or Aphrodisiac treatment of sex has a prominent place in the eight branches of Ayurveda. It analyzes the reasons for difficulties in sex life, rectifies the defects and enhances the favorable conditions for healthy sex. Vajeekarana treatment begins with removing the imbalances of doshas or three humors, namely vata, pitta, and kapha. Vajeekarana means making like a horse and this treatment aims at good physical qualities, semen quantity and its quality. Vajeekarana medicines are said to give one the strength and potency of a horse by increasing the quantity and quality of semen, sperm count and sperm motility enabling the person who takes these aphrodisiacs get erection for a longer duration.
Vajeekarana treatment for decreased libido
Charaka, author of the ancient Ayurvedic text ‘Charaka Samhitha’, contends that the following are the possible causes of decreased libido.
Possible causes of decreased libido
1) Impotency caused by birth
2) Veeryaavarodha – which is a condition of obstruction of semen as a consequence of controlling sexual urges for longer duration
3) Shukra kshaya – Libido is decreased because of the decrease in quantity of semen due to overindulgence in sexual activities. If this condition continues, I may lead to serious impotency. Vajeekarana treatment suggests regular consumption of Libido enhancers.
4) Imbalance of doshas- through consumption of spicy, salty and hot food pitta is increased and as a result it destroys Shukra or semen.
5) Imbalance is also caused by not taking the sex-enhancing foods and also as a result of disturbed state of mind.
Ayurveda has been successful in most of its treatments from ancient days. It has no side effects. It is a natural process which goes slowly step by step. It prescribes a holistic treatment promoting all aspects of life.