Male Sexual Health and Ayurveda
According to a study by Harvard Medical School, ‘Optimal male sexual health includes sexual desire (libido) and the ability to get and sustain an erection (erectile function). Although physiology can affect both the desire for sex and the ability to have sex, mental health and emotional factors also play important roles.’
Also read: Sex and Sexuality According to the Vedas in Hinduism
Benefits of Sex for Men
Ayurveda believes that sex is not limited to reproduction alone. It is a significant practice to drive pleasure and build deep connections with your partner. Sex is a crucial part of one’s Dincharya (daily regimen) and should be done in congruence with Ritu (seasons). There are many benefits of sex for men, some of which include the following:
1. Boosts your immune system
2. Lowers your blood pressure
3. Decreases the risk of heart attacks
4. Burns calories
5. Reduces the risk of prostate cancer
6. Induces sound and peaceful sleep
7. Enhances focus and productivity
8. Eases stress
9. Boosts satisfaction in relationships
10. Improves self-esteem
Male Sexual Health Concerns
Studies indicate that men who engage in sexual activity at least 2-3 times a week are happier and more satisfied than their counterparts who do not have sex as often. However, many things affect a man’s ability to enjoy pleasurable and healthy sexual activity. As per estimates, up to 9% of Indian men experience some form of sexual dysfunction; the actual figures could be even higher.
While women may feel relatively more comfortable consulting an expert or gynaecologist for their sexual concerns, men, on the other hand, are most likely to not report their problems due to stigma related to male sexual health and wellness.
Some male sexual health problems include:
1. Erectile dysfunction
2. Premature ejaculation
3. Delayed ejaculation
4. Low libido or sex drive
5. Inability to last long in bed
7. Low self-esteem
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Ayurved Herbs for Male 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.
Regarded as one of the most potent and powerful herbs in Ayurveda, Ashwagandha is an important ingredients in almost all Ayurvedic medications prescribed for male sexual health and wellness. It is also a significant herb in herbal and natural bodybuilding supplements due to its vigorous properties. Ashwagandha improves the testosterone levels of men, increases sperm count and motility. It is a natural aphrodisiac that also enhances sex drive and lowers stress and anxiety.
Men who experience concerns like erectial dysfunction or premature ejaculation are prescribed Ashwagandha herb by Ayurveda doctors. It generates ‘ojas’ in the body and strengthens the penile tissues during sexual activity. When taken in moderate dosages for a consistently long period of time, it helps reduce mental stress, control fatigue and promotes stamina and performance.
One of Ayurveda’s most renowned natural ingredients and herbs, Shilajit is the most sought-after herb for male sexual health. Consuming Shilajit is beneficial in increasing libido, improving sperm count and motility, and overall stamina. A study was done to check the effects of Shilajit on testosterone levels. Men between the age of 45-55 were given Shilajit for 90 days and at the end of the study, the researchers noticed significant changes in the levels of testosterone. When taken moderately, Shilajit herb also improves your ability to last longer in bed.
Natural fertility enhancer, Shatavari is known as the queen of herbs for many reasons. It awakens your libido and provides energy and endurance to have a pleasurable and enjoyable sex drive. Shatavari has cooling and calming properties that are beneficial in balancing Vata and Pitta. Consuming Shatavari as prescribed by an Ayurveda Doctor can cure fertility and impotence.
Gokshura or Gokhru
This is another tried and tested aphrodisiac herb for both men and women. However, according to studies, Gokhru or Gokshura may offer more benefits to male counterparts. It has been observed that, due to excessive alcohol and cigarette consumption, men usually develop the problem of a low sperm count. Stress and today’s fast-paced lifestyle also play a role here. In extreme cases, disorders like erectile dysfunction are also observed.
According to a study published in an international quarterly journal of research on Ayurveda called AYU, infertility is a problem of global proportions, affecting an average of 8 to 12% of couples worldwide.
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The powder of Gokhru herb has a promising effect on men’s sexual health. The churna has potent spermatogenic properties that hold high significance in treating hypospermia (low volume of semen), asthenozoospermia (i.e. sperm motility), oligospermia (i.e. low sperm count), and enhances spermatogenesis (i.e. sperm production). Being a natural antioxidant, it improves testosterone production and helps treat conditions like erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.
Saffron or Kesar is known for its skin-brightening properties and is a popular ingredient in most herbal skincare recipes. But did you know that consuming Saffron or Kesar strands can actually boost your sex life? There is a reason why our elders insisted on drinking spiced turmeric and saffron milk at night before sleeping. Saffron is supremely helpful in improving sexual dysfunction like lethargy or general debility. It adds vigour and bolsters happy hormones in your body aiding in arousal and stamina.
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Scientifically known as Chlorophytum arundinaceum, Safed Musali is a valuable herb for male sexual health, known for its aphrodisiac and adaptogenic properties. It has anti-ageing and restorative effects that help with maintaining energy and improving performance. Consuming Safed Musali also improves mental health, helps combat stress and depression and enhances libido and sexual drive. If you are feeling generally weak, Safed Musali is a superherb that can certainly help you awaken your sexual desires.
Amrutam B-Feral Gold Malt
Amrutam’s B-Feral Gold Malt is a herbal jam that boosts men’s sexual stamina, improves immunity and helps overcome the psychological causes of erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, performance, and stamina.
● This herbal immunity booster malt contains Safed Musali, Ashwagandha, Trikatu, Rajat Bhasma and Vanga Bhasma.
● This sexual health malt for men increases testosterone levels and helps prevent premature ejaculation and sexual debility.
● Enriched with potent and powerful herbs, it also enhances the sperm count and increases male fertility.
● Amrutam B-Feral Gold Malt is the ideal remedy to increase libido and help prevent nightfall or nocturnal emissions.
This recipe is ideal for men aged 20 and above who are looking to boost their stamina, build muscles, improve performance and endurances and enhance their sexual drive, and thus, their sex life.
How to use: Consume 1-2 spoons of B-Feral Gold Malt with 100ml warm water or milk on an empty stomach. We recommend consuming it for at least 3 months to experience best results.
Amrutam B-Feral Capsules
Amrutam’s B-Feral Gold Capsules are an excellent alternative to B-Feral Gold Malt if you are diabetic or watching your sugar levels.
● It is made with Safed Musali, Kesar, Shatavari, Shilajit, Ashwagandha and Imli Beej and is a natural testosterone booster and enhances vitality and vigour.
● Due to its aphrodisiac properties, this blend is useful in helping manage erectile dysfunction.
● This Ayurvedic recipe not only boosts sexual health but also improves male potency by enhancing the quality and count of sperm.
● An authentic herbal formula, it also increases stamina, stimulates sexual energy, and enhances performance in bed.
How to use: Take one or two capsules with water twice a day. Consume for minimum 3 months to experience best results.
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