Low libido or Low sex drive in Men

Ayurveda remedies for Low libido

Low libido or lack of sex drive is the most common sexual dysfunction. This sexual dysfunction can drain intimacy from the relationship. Lack of libido or low libido is most common in women but quite rare in men.

Men with low sex drive can achieve erections but have very less desire for sex. But men with erectile dysfunction usually have a normal sex drive.

Causes of low libido in men

The causes for low libido or low sex drive may be physiological or psychological.

Physical causes

  • alcoholism
  • Drug abuse like addiction to cocaine, heroin, marijuana
  • Anaemia
  • Obesity
  • Few medications prescribed for prostate problems, hypertension and depression
  • low level of testosterone hormones
  • Major diseases like diabetes , Parkinson's disease, endocrine or neurological disorders, hypothyroidism, cardiovascular diseases, arthritis etc
  • male andropause
  • not enough sleep
  • working long hours
  • chronic pain

Psychological causes :

  • stress
  • unresolved conflicts in the relationship
  • a desire to control or punish spouse
  • a way to have power over spouse
  • sexual conflict or confusion
  • anger
  • past sexual abuse
  • depression
  • family worries
  • infidelity
Causes described in ayurveda for low Libido or low sex drive :
  • Having sex by compulsions with a person whom you do not like.
  • Anxiety and stress.
  • Eating spicy, salty and hot food increase pitta and destroys SHUKRA (SEMEN).
  • Overindulgence in sexual activities leads to SHUKRA KSHAYA (decrease in quantity of semen).
  • If Vajikara dravyas (Libido enhancers) are not consumed by such persons regularly ,it may lead to CLIBYA (low libido and impotence).
  • By controlling sexual urges for longer duration leads to
  • VEERYAAVARODHA (Obstruction of semen) and this leads to DECREASED LIBIDO.
  • Some acquire the low sex drive by birth.
Remedies for low libido in men The underlying cause must be evaluated and following remedial measures should be taken
  • Withdrawing from alcohol and drug addiction.
  • Reducing body weight.
  • Correcting anaemia.
  • Getting sufficient sleep.
  • Reducing stress levels with relaxation techniques.
  • Support from spouse or partner.
  • Ayurveda treatment for low sex drive
The treatment adopted in ayurveda to increase libido, quality and quantity of semen, duration of erection and to treat infertility effectively is known as VAAJIKARANA Herbal Remedy kit (Mundada ayurveda village product)

As this therapy increases the strength of a man to perform sexual act, like a horse, it is called 'Vajikaran'. ('Vaaji'=Horse.)
Vaajikaranamanvicchet purusho nityamatmawan|
Thadaayattou hi dharmarthou preetishcha yasha yevacha ||
Putrasyaayatanam hyetad gunashchaite sutashrayaha |

This means "The person who takes virility therapy after rejuvenation therapy gets offspring. Through these offspring he gains the happiness."
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