Year : 2013  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 273--276

Vajikarana: Treatment of sexual dysfunctions based on Indian concepts


PK Dalal1, Adarsh Tripathi1, SK Gupta2 
1 Department of Psychiatry, CSM Medical University (K. G. Medical University), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Ayurveda and Unani Chikitsa Paddhati Board, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
P K Dalal
Prof. and Head, Department of Psychiatry, CSM Medical University (K. G. Medical University), Lucknow
India

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. As per Charak Samhita, by proper use of these formulations, one becomes endowed with good physique, potency, strength, and complexion and sexually exhilarated and sexually potent. This in turn is helpful in many common sexual dysfunctions, including Infertility, Premature Ejaculation and Erectile dysfunction. The therapy is preceded by living in strict compliance with the directions mentioned in Ayurvedic classics, various methods of body cleansing and other non-medicinal strategies like sexual health promoting conduct, behavior and diet. 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 theses therapy like lack of scientific studies, possibilities of adulteration in the herbal and herbo-mineral combinations available in market and possibilities of unexpected side-effects etc., The article calls upon initiating research in this area so that claims of ancient Ayurvedic texts could be substantiated and vajikaran therapy may be utilized by modern medicine.


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Dalal P K, Tripathi A, Gupta S K. Vajikarana: Treatment of sexual dysfunctions based on Indian concepts .Indian J Psychiatry 2013;55:273-276


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Dalal P K, Tripathi A, Gupta S K. Vajikarana: Treatment of sexual dysfunctions based on Indian concepts . Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Aug 7 ];55:273-276
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