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POSTER PRESENTATION
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 111

PA01.61. Vrishya dravya- tool in shaping the corner stones of healthy society


Dept. Of Kayachikitsa, IPGT & RA, GAU, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India

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Ankush H Gunjal
Dept. Of Kayachikitsa, IPGT & RA, GAU, Jamnagar, Gujarat
India
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Purpose: The principle aim of Ayurvedic aphrodisiac therapy Vrishya chikitsa is the birth of mentally and physically healthy children as they are the corner stones of a healthy future society. Modern life style is full of stress and competition thus interferes with physical mechanism of body creating psychosomatic impact leading to sexual inefficiency. Ayurvedic aphrodisiacs that enhance the vitality and give sexual power to couples, which enable them to give birth to healthy children. Western medicine relies on aggressive prescription of drugs and surgery to deal with many problems related to sexual dysfunction which in turn have unwanted and even dangerous side effects. In regards to this Scientists are searching for a safe and effective phytomedicine from Ayurveda. Method: Review of classical text and research data reported in various journals and monographs Result: Vrishya chikitsa described in Ashtang Ayurveda mentions the reasons for sexual inefficiency and directs the use of several aphrodisiac herbs and minerals to enhance the vitality. Charaka has prescribed the use of aphrodisiacs that enhance the potency of a person. Ex. Ashwagandha, Mushali, Shatavari, Kapikacchu etc. Researches prove that, they enhance the reproductive capabilities and vigor of men while strengthening the body and overall well-being. In Ashwagandha main contain is withanolides, which are steroid lactones and have a quick and pronounced hormonal effect, which stimulate the development of testicular cells. Kapikacchu has been shown to increase sperm count. L dopa, a precursor of the neurotransmitter dopamine, isolated from Kapikacchu, has been shown to increase sperm production. The Vrishya chikitsa resorts to herb preparations and minerals, including nonpharmacological measures mentioned by Charaka like Sadvrutta palana and Aacharrasayana, also attain to enhance reproductive capabilities and vigor of men. Conclusion: The herbs mentioned above and Sadavrutta, Achararasayana stands as an answer to solve problem of sexual inefficiency and enhance the potency of a person


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