Vajikarana Chikitsa (Reproductive & Fertility Treatments) - Ayurveda
Ayurveda Anatomy and Physiology based on three portions— Dosha (Basic Body Constituents), Dhatu (Body Tissues) and Mala (Body Wastes). Ayurveda considers that Dhatu give formation to the body, and they are the ones who function for the body under the governance of the Dosha. In all, there are Seven Dhatus: Rasa, Rakta, Mamsa, Medho, Asthi, Majja and Shukra. From Rasa (Life Sap) the body develops Rakta (Blood), from Rakta it develops Mamsa (Muscles), from Mamsa is developed Medho (Fat), from Medho is developed Asthi (Bones), from Asthi the body produces Majja (Nervous System) and from Majja is generated Shukra (Reproductive elements in body).
Shukra is honoured as the Supreme body tissue, end product of body metabolism. Accordingly, for sexual desire, for strength-expressing achievement and better progeny, the shukra dhatu should be in a great state, and for this, the dhatu chain should persistently function well. It is where Vajikarana Drugs (Aphrodisiacs) come into play. They assist in providing strength and vigor to the shukra dhatu and in the long run to the body.
As semen is the visible end product of the functioning of the chain of Dhatu, practitioners of ayurveda started believing that semen is precious and that it should not be wasted only for the sake of pleasure. The sole objective of shukra should be to produce healthy progeny, which is the base of tomorrow’s healthy society. Thus, ayurveda sought to bind sex in rules and regulations. It laid down certain dos and donts for sex. Abstinence was recommended to produce a mature, powerful shukra dhatu. Society and generations believed this after generations said that if the whole of society followed these guidelines strictly then it would produce tejaswi (bright and brilliant) and ojaswi (those who have a greater vital force supporting their life) progeny. A general understanding was to have sex for a better society and not for pleasure and hence, vajikarana drugs gained an important place in society.
Vajikaran Chikitsa is a branch of Ashtanga Ayurveda, which deals with all types of Physical and Psychological Sexual problems like Impotence, Libido, Poor Erection and Early Ejaculation in Males and Sterility, Frigidity in Females. Ayurveda firmly believed that a weak Shukra Dhatu was the culprit behind all Male and Female Sexual Problems. Vajikarana Tantra claims that it has tips for a Normal, Healthy and Mature Shukra Dhatu, which is ultimately essential for satisfying and productive Sex.Ayurvedic Vajikarana Therapy in Warangal has firmly gained the success rate.
Vajikarana contains three components— A disciplined life style, conditional sexual act basing itself upon the appropriation that sex is for better reproduction and not only for pleasure, and finally, the effectiveness of vajikarana drugs (aphrodisiac medicinal formulations) to achieve these sexual goals. This appropriate branch of ayurveda has emphasised on increasing will power and on holding the shukra dhatu, i.e. Semen for a longer time. Shukra dhatu is directly associated with good health, and celibacy is equated with high morality.
To review, Vajikarana Chikitsa (Aphrodisiac Medicines, Anabolic Drugs and Tonics) deals with Sexuality. It explains Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Diet and Medicines involved in sex. It states that sex should be fenced by rules and regulations to maintain good health and produce good progeny.