chikitsa or vajeekarana chikitsa refers to
Ayurvedic aphrodisiac therapy, one anga
(branch) of ashtanga Ayurveda (eight
branched Ayurveda). Vajeekarana chikitisa
(also called vrishya chikitsa) has the most
respected position in Ayurvedic treatment.
Vrishya chikitsa is the method of
strengthening sukra dhathu, or the
reproductive tissues of the body. Ayurveda
considers mentally and physically healthy
children as the corner stones of a healthy
future society. Thus, the principle aim of
Ayurvedic aphrodisiac therapy is aimed at
the birth of healthy children.
However, the lax lifestyle of kings and
aristocrats required the Ayurvedic
practitioners to enable the kings to meet
different women and to meet their unholy
sexual appetite. Ayurveda however doesnt
approve unhealthy sexual practices.
Vrishya chikitsa described in Ashtang
Ayurveda addresses the reasons for sexual
inefficiency and directs the use of several
aphrodisiac herbs and minerals to enhance
the vitality. Charaka, in his great
Ayurvedic classic writing Charaka Samhita
has prescribed the use of aphrodisiacs that
enhance the potency of a person.
The herbs and treatment are for both men and
women. The aphrodisiacs also nourishes the
There are ancient scripts that suggest
celibacy as the best way of healthy life.
Nevertheless, Ayurveda dismisses this view
as impracticable. Shukra or shukla, the
reproductive tissue of the body is also
responsible for the immunity of our body.
There are certain qualifications for the
woman to have sex with a man, the first
among them is she should be the wife of the
Vajeekaran chikitsa strengthens all dhatus
(tissues) of the body and gives a state of
health and relaxed being to the person.
Vrishya chikitsa (Ayurvedic aphrodisiac
therapy) involves living in strict
compliance with Ayurvedic directions and
taking herbs or herbal combinations that
have aphrodisiac properties. Shilajit,
Mucuna Pruriens (naikkurana), Aswagandha,
etc are well known Ayurvedic aphrodisiacs
that give extra sexual power to couples and
enable them to give birth to healthy
Treatments for sex related problems include
Ayurvedic panchakarma, massage therapies,
Rasayana Chikitsa, etc.
In order for erection to occur, the nerves
of the penis must be functioning properly,
blood circulation to the penis must be
adequate, and there must be stimulus from
the brain. If there is something interfering
with any or all of these conditions, a full
erection is not possible. Common causes for
erectile dysfunction include diseases that
affect blood flow and nerves, psychological
factors such as stress, depression, and
performance anxiety, and injury to the
According to the National Institutes of
Health, a majority of men at some point in
their life experience occasional failure to
achieve erection which can occur for a
variety of reasons such as drinking too much
alcohol or from being extremely tired.
Failure to achieve erection less than 20% of
the time is not unusual and medical
treatment is rarely needed. But the causes
for this minor problem might lead to a
permanent condition where failure to achieve
erection occurs more than 50% of the time.
Once this stage of erectile dysfunction is
reached, medical treatment is required to
reverse the situation. Approximately 5
percent of 40-year-old men and between 15
and 25 percent of 65-year-old men experience
erectile dysfunction on a long-term basis.
Western medicine relies on aggressive
prescription drugs and surgery to deal with
many problems related to sexual dysfunction.
Unfortunately, these methods often result in
unwanted and even dangerous side effects.
Non-medical methods of penis enhancement
through exercise using weights, straps,
rings, and pumps have proven destructive to
muscle tissue. And natural pills provide
fleeting, inconsistent results.
Ayurveda, the science of life, prevention
and longevity, is the oldest and most
holistic and comprehensive medical system
available. Its fundamentals can be found in
Hindu scriptures called the Vedas - the
ancient Indian books of wisdom written over
5,000 years ago. Ayurveda uses the inherent
principles of nature to help maintain health
in a person by keeping the individual's
body, mind, and spirit in perfect
equilibrium with nature.
Vajikarana, is one of the eight major
specialties of Ayurveda. Vajikarana is "a
process or a drug, which make a man sexually
as strong as a horse and able to copulate
for long and frequently with many wives and
partners." Vajikarana prescribes the
therapeutic use of various aphrodisiacs and
tonic preparations for enhancing the
reproductive capabilities and vigor of men
while strengthening the body and overall
Vajikarana doctors combine a proprietary
herbal formula based on centuries old wisdom
with advice on diet, exercise, mental
training, and relaxation to help men reach
their peak and overcome sexual concerns
through safe, natural means.
For centuries, Indian kings and princes have
used various Ayurvedic herbs mixed with
milk, honey, and other nutrients to maintain
the strength of a "thousand horses" required
for adequately pleasuring their vast harems
in the tradition of the Kama Sutra.