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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 43-47

A brief review on Ayurvedic herbs possessing aphrodisiac potential


1 Asst Prof., Dept of Dravyaguna, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H), Wardha, Maharashtra, India
2 Asst Prof., Dept of Kayachikitsa, Shiv Shakti Ayurved College, Bhikhi, Punjab, India
3 Asst Prof., Dept of Agadatantra, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H), Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Nitesh Laxman Shambharkar
Asst Prof., Dept of Dravyaguna, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H), Wardha, Maharashtra
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Infertility is emerging as one of the serious problems in the present world. The contemporary life style, socio-economic plights, environmental pollution, mental stress and strain have greatly affected the normal sexual behavior and fertility. Main purpose of Vrishya (aphrodisiac) is to become lovable among women by providing sexual contentment, procreation, to get a strong, better and genetically good progeny and enhancement and maintenance of body strength. Vrishya dravyas are mainly classified as Shukrajanaka, Shukrapravartaka, Shukrajanakapravartaka, Shukrastambhaka and Uttejaka. Vrishya dravya acts at psychic as well as somatic level. Vrishya dravyas are sweet, unctuous, promoters of life and weight, heavy to digest and produce excitement. Vrishya dravyas can be a ray of hope to the patients of Infertility in case of Oligospermia, azoospermia, erectile dysfunction, early ejaculation apart from diet and life style management & on the contrarily helpful for the development of better progeny.


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