Female Sexual Health and Ayurveda
Sex is one of the humans’ many acts of love. But sexual health is often a neglected topic in health and wellness. As per Ayurveda, a person is said to be truly healthy when all the facets of their mind, body and soul are in sync. This includes physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and sexual health.
While there is a general acceptance of male sexual desire, there is a common misconception that women do not enjoy sexual activities as much as men do. But as per a study by Harvard Medical School, for some women, thinking about sex starts early, often before puberty, and lasts until their final days on earth.
Benefits of Sex for Women
Sex enables the birth of new life; however, in Ayurveda, it is also considered a significant part of one’s Dinacharya (daily regimen), depending on the Ritu (seasons). There are many benefits to maintaining good sexual health for women, some of which include the following:
1. Healthy blood pressure
2. Improved immune system
3. Better heart health, possibly including lower risk for heart disease
4. Higher self-esteem
5. Decreased depression and anxiety
6. Increased libido and energy
7. Immediate, natural pain relief
8. Sound and peaceful sleep
9. Increased intimacy and closeness to a sexual partner
10. Overall stress reduction, both physiologically and emotional
Studies suggest that women experience sexual pleasure to varying degrees. For some women, the desire to engage in sexual activities may come naturally. This is usually common if they have a Kapha Dosha dominant personality. However, for others, it may take some time. Sometimes, many issues like sexual dysfunction, mental trauma, pain or discomfort may prevent women from enjoying happy and healthy sex life.
Ayurvedic Herbs for Female Sexual Health
Ayurveda suggests incorporating herbs with aphrodisiac properties for a pleasurable and blooming sex life. When taken in prescribed quantities consistently for an extended period, these herbs show outstanding results in drastically improving sexual drive and overall sexual health.
Scientifically known as Withania Somnifera, Ashwagandha is one of Ayurveda’s most powerful natural aphrodisiacs. Ashwagandha is derived from Sanskrit works Ashwa meaning ‘Horse’ and Gandha meaning ‘Smell’, suggesting that it confers the strength and virility of a horse. Ashwagandha has many uses as an adaptogenic herb and promotes balance in key body systems, including the endocrine, reproductive, and immune systems and overall energy metabolism.
It increases libido and boosts strength and stamina in women. If you are experiencing sexual lethargy and debility due to high stress or nervousness, Ashwagandha can calm you down by acting as a natural stress-buster.
Known as the queen of herbs, Shatavari is a natural remedy to enhance female libido and fertility. It improves the functioning of the female reproductive system and has been recommended by Ayurveda for all stages of a woman’s reproductive cycle. This powerful herb supports a woman’s natural transitions of menses, ovulation and fertility and aids in childbirth and menopause. Shatavari is also beneficial in dealing with concerns like hot flashes and vaginal dryness.
It is said that the herb Brahmi was derived from Lord Brahma and represented the creative energy of the earth. A rejuvenating herb for brain and nerve cells, its scientific name is Bacopa Monnieri and it has been used as a ‘brain tonic’ for thousands of years. Brahmi is a natural mood enhancer and has stress-relieving effects. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that protect your immune system helping you achieve balance and optimal health. If you are experiencing difficulties in your sex life due to excess stress or anxiety, consuming Brahmi herb can help you manage your mood and regulate your emotions.
Gokhru or Gokshura
Gokhru or Gokshura has potent properties that effectively improve a woman’s sex drive and arousal. The nutrients in Gokhru help build muscle and enhance body composition, thus helping with performance and stamina. It has been used for centuries across cultures to improve the sexual drive of both men and women. This powerful herb is useful in regularising hormonal imbalance and menstrual cycles by ensuring consistent monthly ovulation. Gokhru is also beneficial in controlling cyst growth and managing the symptoms of PCOS.
Also read: Four Helpful Herbs for PMS
If you experience extreme period cramps, PCOS, vaginismus or other gynaecological concerns, sexual intercourse may not be as pleasurable for you. In such instances, your body works hard to achieve balance, so arousal becomes difficult. The herb Ashoka is a natural female health enhancer that treats various gynaecological issues. It preserves uterine health and balances menstrual health by treating disorders like amenorrhea, leucorrhea, PCOS, hormonal issues, excessive bleeding, decreased libido and infertility.
Amrutam Nari Sondarya Malt is a rich-textured herbal jam infused with the abovementioned herbs. Inspired by 5000-year-old Vedic Principles and the teachings of the Sanskrit texts, this authentic formulation improves women’s sexual health by increasing libido, controlling hormonal imbalances, enhancing the mood, reducing stress and anxiety and treating a wide range of gynaecological issues like PCOS, irregular or painful periods, infertility and more.
How to use: consume 1-2 tablespoons of Amrutam Nari Sondarya Malt with 100ml warm water or milk on an empty stomach. Consume consistently for 3 months to experience results.
Amrutam Nari Sondarya Capsules is a 100% natural remedy for dysmenorrhoea, leucorrhoea and depression in women. It also effectively treats skin-related issues such as acne, redness, and inflammation. This potent formulation is infused with healing herbs that are beneficial for the female reproductive system in treating infertility and decreased libido, PCOS, and menopause.
If you are diabetic or watching your sugar levels, then Nari Sondarya Capsules is an excellent alternative to the Malt, suffused with the same herbs as mentioned above. Consume one capsule twice a day consistently for 3 months to experience results.
Pain the body can be generally attributed to an imbalanced state of Vata Dosha. To tackle this, Ayurveda suggests practicing Abhyanga or self-massage with herb-infused oils regularly. Amrutam Nari Sondarya Oil is infused with Badam, Jaitun and Chandanadi Oils that deeply moisturize the skin and help pacify the Doshas. When practiced daily, Abhyanga helps ground the body, tone the muscles, aid in sound and peaceful sleep and improves the overall blood circulation.
Consult an Ayurveda Doctor
Imbalances are unique to each person and require customised treatment plans to curb the issue from the root cause fully. We recommend consulting our Ayurveda Doctors at Amrutam.Global who take a collaborative approach to work on your health and wellness with specialised treatment options. Book your consultation here today