Male sexual disorders in Indian traditional medicine- A historical review
Central research Institute (Ayurveda) Unit: 1, Bhubaneswar-9. Orissa, India
M M Padhi Central research Institute (Ayurveda) Unit: 1, Bhubaneswar-9. Orissa India
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The description of male sexual disorders by ancient authors of Indian medicine is praiseworthy. Effort has been made to describe the standard of approach with reference to certain books on Ayurveda and astrology. The development of administration of mineral medicines has added a new aspect in their treatment, but the description regarding their forms, etiopathogenesis, prognosis and the principle of treatment has remained unchanged. The opinions of various authors have been presented historically from vedic age up to the modern era. The present status of treatment and the role of Ayurveda in the treatment of sexual dysfunctions have been highlighted here.