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Best Ayurvedic Treatment For Erectile Dysfunction

Published on Apr 17, 2021


By Dr. Surya Bhagwati
Chief In- House Doctor
BAMS, DHA, DHHCM, DHBTC | 30+ Years of Experience

Erectile dysfunction (ED), premature ejaculation, and low libido (sex drive) are the most common sexual disorders in Indian men. 50-70% of men over the age of 40 struggle with ED [1]. Fortunately, Ayurvedic treatment for Erectile Dysfunction and other sexual disorders are shown to be effective and side effect free.

So, if you were wondering how to treat erectile dysfunction naturally, this is the blog for you.

What Is Erectile Dysfunction, According To Ayurved?

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is a sexual disorder that causes men to struggle to get or stay erect during sexual intercourse. In recent years, this sexual health problem is more common than ever, even with younger men [2].

In Ayurved, ED is called ‘Klaibya’ and is a well-documented disorder with clear Ayurvedic treatments provided.

4 Types Of Klaibya:

Erectile dysfunction (Klaibya)
  1. Beejopaghaataja Klaibya: Caused by an abnormality in the sperms.
  2. Shukrakshayaja Klaibya: Caused by diminution in semen.
  3. Dhwajopaghataja Klaibya: Caused by inflammatory diseases in the penis.
  4. Jarasambhavaj Klaibya: Caused by low testosterone levels.

According to Vedic texts, ED can be caused due to the excess intake of foods that are sour/heavy or rich in salt or sugar [3]. Imbalanced Vata Dosha with negative emotions like fear, confusion, jealousy, anger, or intoxication can also cause the loss of sex drive.

Yoga As An Ayurvedic Treatment For Erectile Dysfunction:

Yoga As Ayurvedic Treatment For Erectile Dysfunction

The ancient practice of Yoga has shown to have many mental and physical health benefits. It is also said to be effective at improving sexual desire, mood, and energy [4].

The biggest benefit of Yoga for ED is its ability to make you feel less stressed. Anxiety is a major mood-killer in the bedroom and Yoga can help make you less nervous. So, if your ED is caused by anxiety or stress, trying Yoga may be the best thing for you.

Ayurved also has specific forms of yoga, like Moola bandha that include movements that promote blood flow to the penis. These forms of yoga can be worthwhile home remedies for erectile dysfunction.

Vajikarana Therapy For ED:

Ayurved suggests Vajikarana therapy to help bring balance to the body and treat erectile dysfunction. The formulations are said to boost sexual function and revitalize the reproductive system in the body.

It is also stated that Vajikarana therapy can help boost sex drive and performance while improving hormone balance.

Popular Vijikarana preparations for ED include vajikaranam ghritam, vrihani gutika, upatyakari shashtikadi gutika, vrishya gutika, and medadi yog [5].

5 Ayurvedic Herbs To Treat Erectile Dysfunction (Klaibya):

1. Safed Musli

Safed Musli

Safed Musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum) is a potent herb with aphrodisiac (vajikaran) properties. In Ayurved, Safed Musli is a Shukral herb that increases the quality and quantity of Shukra (semen) in men [6].

The root-like herb can boost your sex drive and support hormone production. It can help combat stress-related immune disorders that lower testosterone production by increasing corticosterone levels.

Safed Musli also has potent muscle gain properties along with being prescribed by Ayurvedic doctors for patients with urinary disorders, diabetes, heart problems, and arthritis.

2. Shatavari:


Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) is also known as the ‘Queen of Herbs’ because of its many health benefits. In Ayurved, this herb helps nourish the Shukra dhatu while increasing sperm production [7].

The herb is also well-known for its ability to boost sexual health in men and women. According to scientific research, Shatavari does this by boosting blood circulation (to the reproductive organs) while calming the mind.

Shatavari is also used in Ayurvedic muscle building supplements because of its blood flow-boosting properties. Ayurvedic doctors can also recommend Shatavari for patients with PCOS, ulcers, menopause, kidney stones, and high blood sugar levels. 

3. Cinnamon


Cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia) (Daalacheenee in Hindi, Ilavaṅkappaṭṭai in Tamil, Dālcina cekka in Telugu) essential oil is found to help relax erectile tissue, which may help improve erections in men. In Ayurved, Cinnamon acts as a natural blood thinner that can also be beneficial for those with heart disease.

Studies show that the essential oil from this spice contains cinnamaldehyde, a component that relaxes erectile tissue [8].

To find out if Cinnamon or any of the other herbs are a good Ayurvedic treatment for erectile dysfunction for you, schedule an appointment for our online doctor consultations.

4. Ashwagandha:

Ashwagandha - Ayurvedic Treatment For Erectile Dysfunction

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a sattvic herb known for its potent aphrodisiac properties. In Ayurved, this herb produces ‘ojas’ to strengthen the penile tissue during sex.

The Ayurvedic herb also improves sexual stamina while boosting the sex drive to help counter premature ejaculation [9].

Standardised extracts found in Ayurvedic Ashwagandha supplements ensure that you get a potent but regulated dose of the herb with every capsule. Taking such Ashwagandha pills or capsules can be an effective treatment for some cases of erectile dysfunction. Men also take Ashwagandha products because of the benefits of lower stress and mental fatigue along with longer-lasting sex.

5. Gokshura


Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) (Gokhru in Marathi, Nerunji mull in Tamil, Bindii in Hindi) is a popular Ayurvedic herb that is used in many male sexual performance boosters. In Ayurved, this herb can help combat Prameha (urinary tract disorder), Vibandha (constipation), Arsha (haemorrhoids), Gulma (abdominal tumours) and more.

This herb is part of Ayurvedic treatment for erectile dysfunction and works by supporting natural testosterone levels while promoting sperm health and volume [10].

Gokshura is one of the twenty-one potent Ayurvedic ingredients found in Dr. Vaidya’s Herbo 24 Turbo Capsules.


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  10. Kamenov, Zdravko, et al. “Evaluation of the Efficacy and Safety of Tribulus Terrestris in Male Sexual Dysfunction-A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial.” Maturitas, vol. 99, May 2017, pp. 20–26. PubMed, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28364864/.

Dr. Surya Bhagwati
BAMS (Ayurveda), DHA (Hospital Admin), DHHCM (Health Management), DHBTC (Herbal Beauty and Cosmetology)

Dr. Surya Bhagwati is an established, well-known Ayurvedic expert with over 30 years of experience in treating and consulting in the field of Ayurveda. She is known for the timely, efficient, and patient-centred delivery of quality health care. The patients under her care receive a unique holistic treatment comprising not only medicinal treatment but also spiritual empowerment.

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