Erectile dysfunction, otherwise known as male impotence is the inability experienced by a man to maintain or achieve an erection. Erectile dysfunction is triggered by several factors such as mental stress, depression, excessive consumption of alcohol, smoking, low testosterone levels, penile problems and nerve related disorders. According to ayurveda, erectile dysfunction is the result of the disruption of one of the vaayus of the body titled apaanavayu. Apaanavayu is located in the testicles, urinary bladder, phallus, groin and anus. It controls ejaculation, erection and also the passage of stool and urine.
Ayurvedic measures to treat erectile dysfunction use a combination of herbal pills, massages and alterations in the patient’s lifestyle to boost erection. A combination of all these remedies is titled vajikarana therapy. The ayurvedic vajikarana therapy derives its name from vaji which means horse. It infers that this therapy helps men in overcoming problems faced while sexual intercourse including erectile dysfunction. It also enhances the quality of sperm, and sperm motility.
There are various oils that are used by ayurveda practitioners to relieve a person of stress. Stress is one of the major reasons that lead to erectile dysfunction.
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