Definition - What does Vajikarana mean?

Vajikarana is one of the eight branches of Ayurvedic medicine, dealing specifically with male reproductive health and sexual dysfunction. In general, Vajikarana is aimed at men who are looking to improve virility, sexual potency, penile erection and arousal. Vajikarana medicines are used to treat infertility, premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction.

Yogapedia explains Vajikarana

The Sanskrit root of Vajikarana is vaji, meaning 'stallion,' reflecting the notion that these treatments will provide recipients with the virility of a horse. Treatments tend to incorporate the use of aphrodisiacs, medicines which increase the quality and quantity of sperm in semen and those which improve the function of ejaculation.

There are hundreds of medicinal formulations and compounds used in Vajikarana. Three common ingredients are:

  1. Bhanga powder (Indian hemp leaf) - used to treat premature ejaculation.
  2. Ashwagandha root powder (winter cherry) - used to improve sperm count and quality.
  3. Jatiphala (mace nut) - used to increase the time and pleasure of sexual intercourse.
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