★Vajikarana or Vrishya chikitsa is a one of eight major specialty of the Ashtanga Ayurveda.

This subject is concerned with aphrodisiacs, virility and improving health of progeny.

★Certain individualized herbal and herbo-mineral combinations are administered as per the nature of a person according to the Ayurveda.

Many limitations need to be considered before considering the use of these therapy like

possibilities of adulteration in the herbal and herbo-mineral combinations available in market

and possibilities of unexpected side-effects etc.

Here an Ayurvedic qualified & experienced physician having knowledge on VAJIKARAN / Sex therapy & Counselling could do a better prescription.

★Ayurveda (Ayu-life; veda-science), the science of life, prevention and longevity.

It is the oldest organized Indian medical system.Its fundamentals can be found in Hindu scriptures called the Vedas.

Vedas are the ancient Indian books of wisdom written over 5,000 years ago and it also incorporates wisdom from Upanishada, Samkhy and Yoga.

★It is a comprehensive medical system of body, mind and spirit.Ayurveda is said to use 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. Thus, Ayurveda is considered as more than a mere healing medical system.

★ It is a science and art of appropriate living, which helps to achieve longevity. It can also guide every individual in the prevention of disease and long-term maintenance of health.

★ Charaka Samhita states 'The healthy life has three main pillars-a balanced diet, proper sleep and a healthy sex and marital life.

The Ayurveda is also frequently referred as 'Ashtanga Ayurveda' as it has eight parts.

★These include following parts:

1.Kaya chikitsa: Internal and external treatments for the body.

2.Shalya chikitsa: Surgeries and operations .

3.shalakya chikitsa: Treatments related to the Ear, Nose and Throat region.

4.Kaumarbhritya chikitsa: Diseases related to infants

5.Agadtantra chikitsa: Toxicology .

6. Bhuta Vidya(Graha chikitsa): Healing of psychological problems.

7.Rasayana chikitsa: Rejuvenation Therapy which rejuvenates & strengthens all the tissues so as to achieve ideal health and longevity.

8.Vajikarana or Vrishya chikitsa: Science of aphrodisiacs, virility and improving health of progeny.Methods to rejuvenate the sapta dhatus (Seven Humors) .

★Understanding few more basic concepts relevant to vajikaran of Ayurveda will be important before initiating further discussion on Vajikarana.

★Tridosha theory: The doctrine of 'Tridosha' is fundamental for Ayurveda. According to this theory, every human being is a unique phenomenon of cosmic consciousness. The three Dosha (humors) determines every individual's psychosomatic temperament and constitution.

★Tridosha represents the physiological functioning of a living body, which eventually is the property of its component material.

★Ayurvedic idea of disease and health is conceived around this concept by identifying a balance of Tridosha.

★Vata (ether plus air), Pitta (fire plus water) and Kapha (water plus earth) are called the Tridosha, meaning the three Dosha.

★ The internal environment is governed by Vata-Pitta-Kapha (V-P-K), which is constantly reacting to the external environment. The wrong diet, habits, lifestyle, incompatible food combinations (e.g., milk and fish, melons and grain, yogurt and meat or cooked honey etc.), seasonal changes, repressed emotions and stress factors can all act either together or separately to change the balance of V-P-K.

★According to the nature of the cause, Vata, Pitta or Kapha undergoes aggravation or derangement that produces Ama (toxins).

★The master forms of biological humors Vata, Pitta and Kapha are respectively Prana, Tejas and Ojas.

★They form the vital essence of the three humors that sustain positive health.

★These three forces are key to vitality, clarity and endurance and prerequisite for healthy, fearless and confident state.

★To stop the further production and removal of Ama, Ayurvedic literature suggests placing the patient on a proper diet together with an appropriate lifestyle, habits and exercise, and administering cleansing program like Panchakarma. Ayurveda identifies seven vital tissues that provide nourishment, growth, and structure to the entire body.

★These tissues, called dhatus, have similarities to the major tissues identified by the modern science.

★These dhatus remain inside the human body in a proper equilibrium so that the body can function properly.

★It is said that any kind of disturbance or imbalance in their equilibrium causes ailments and diseases.

★The seven dhatus are Plasma (Rasa), Blood (Rakta), Muscle (Mamsa), Fat (Meda), Bone (Asthi), Bone marrow and nerve (Majja) and Reproductive fluid (Shukra).

★ Often, the sexual style of humans is compared to and is defined in terms of the animal sexual relationship style in the ancient Indian texts

★ The common examples used are:

★Chataka (Sparrow) - Multiple short span conjugations with production of small amount of semen. Gaja (Elephant) - Once in a while long time conjugation with abundant semen discharge. Vrusha (Bull) - Regular stable seasonal conjugation with more quantity Semen. Ashwa (Horse) - Regular forceful dynamic conjugation with average quantitative semen.

★Vajikaran in Sanskrit

Vaji means horse - the symbol of sexual potency and performance.Thus Vajikaran means producing a horse's vigor, particularly the animal's great capacity for sexual activity in the individual.Literally the Vajikaran is not exactly aphrodisiac but the current connotational meaning is same.As per Charak Samhita By proper use of these formulations one becomes endowed with good physique, potency, strength, complexion and sexually exhilarated and potent like an 8-year-old horse.

★The man who seeks pleasure should resort to Vajikaran, i.e., vilification therapy regularly. The Vajikaran bestows contentment, nourishment, continuity of progeny and great happiness.

★The medicines or therapy by which the man becomes capable of sexual intercourse with the woman with great strength like a horse,which endears him to women and which nourishes the body of the person is known as Vajikaran. It is best promoter of strength and vigor."

★However, the main aim of Vajikaran is always successful copulation for healthy reproduction, with sexual pleasure being just an additional benefit.Therefore it is considered a part of 'eugeny.' This therapy is also described under various sexual and reproductive disease i.e. Klaibya or Erectile dysfunctions, Bandhyatva or Infertitily, Shukraghata Vata or azospermia and premature ejaculation.

★Vajikaran chikitsa requires living in strict compliance to the directions mentioned in Ayurvedic classics. It involves various methods of shodhan (body cleansing) through vaman (emesis), virechan (purgation) and swedan (sweating).

★After the Shodhan therapy, based on the prakriti of the individual's imbalance (doshic body constitution-Tridosha theory), certain herbal and herbo-mineral combinations are administered. Other components in the therapy involves improving health and pleasure in general like, massaging with medicated herbal oils and herbal baths, wearing of fragrant garlands, anointing the body with fragrant herbal pastes, listening to music, etc.

★It is recommended that the person below 17 years of age and more than 70 years of age should not consume Vajikarana preparations.

★ These preparations have to be consumed by "jitendriya purusha" or man who has control on his senses and desires. If Vajikarana preparations are consumed by "ajitendriya purusha" or man who has lost control over his senses and desire, he may prove harmful to society.

★Proposed Mechanism of Actions Vajikaran therapy is said to revitalize all the seven dhatus (body elements), therefore, restores equilibrium and health. Keeping in mind the concept of vajikaran as described in the texts of Ayurveda,

★It definitely offers a solution to minimize the shukra (sperm and ovum) defects and to ensure a healthy progeny.

★The experimental studies related to vajikaran therapy are very effective. .

★Rasayan drugs acts inside the human body by modulating the neuro-endocrino-immune system.

★Vaajikaran rasayan is the special category of rasayan, which improve the reproductive system and enhance sexual function.

★They act on higher center of the brain, i.e., the hypothalamus and limbic system. Vajikaran also claims to have anti-stress, adaptogenic actions, which helps to alleviate anxiety associated with sexual desire and performance.

★A study shows that administration of vajikaran rasayana modulate the level of the pituitary hormones FSH and LH. This in parts can explain the positive effect of the herbs on sexual functioning.

There are 100's of different formulations which are used for vajikaran.

HEALTH ARTICLES by Dr. Padarabind Patra


These Health Articles are only to improve your knowledge / awareness regarding Health & Ayurveda.

But it is always advisable to consult an Ayurvedic Doctor before taking any of the Ayurvedic Medications. Thank you


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