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Last Updated: Feb 27, 2024

Sexual Nutrition - How To Ensure It?

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Dr. Anish GuptaSexologist • 35 Years Exp.Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Acupuncture, PHD- Acupuncture
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Pre-wedding time can be full of extreme emotions such as sadness, happiness, or confusion. Marriage is one of the most important phases in one’s life. Hence, it is essential to be prepared for it in every way so that you can fulfil your marital responsibilities with your partner.

One aspect of a happy married life is sexual health. Pre-wedding time is optimal to start investing in sexual health for pursuing marital responsibilities effectively. For this, you need to maintain a nutritious diet plan that helps in the proper functioning of the reproductive system in your body. This nutritious diet can be maintained with the help of Ayurveda.

In Ayurveda, the balance of the energy levels is important to maintain the healthy functioning of the organs and tissues in the body. The purification of this energy is equally essential. This energy is refined/purified to develop Ojas; representing the self-healing or restorative body capacity.

Since reproductive tissue (Shukra Dhatu) is regarded as a psychological treasure for energy, the purification of this energy assists in proper and healthy functioning of the reproductive system. Healthy Ojas means an ideal balance of mind, body, and spirit.

Medication and Herbs as Sexual Nutrition

Sexual activity is a kind of vigorous exercise. Inactive individuals tend to lose energy quickly during sexual activity. In Ayurveda, there are various herbs that focus on improving one’s energy levels and sexual health.
There are two prominent herb branches in Ayurveda: Vajikarana and Rasayana. Vajikarana herbs mainly work on a regenerative approach that stimulates potency of sexual organs and hormones. Rasayana herbs are revitalizing medicines that have regenerative functions. These herbs help in revitalizing the reproductive system.

  • Withania somnifera or Ashwagandha is a Rasayana herb that revitalizes the antioxidant enzymes in the body. It also helps in balancing the sex hormones. In men, it helps in improving sperm count and sperm motility.
  • Asparagus racemosa or Shatavari is considered as an effective Ayurveda medicine for women. The compounds present in Shatavari improve egg maturation and ovulation in young females. For older women, this herb helps in soothing menopause symptoms and maintaining proper functioning of sexual organs.
  • Tribulus terrestris or Gokhsura herb is a commonly known aphrodisiac. This herb affects the hormone levels and has the capacity to increase luteinizing hormone (a regulating hormone) and androgens such as DHEA, Dihydrotestosterone, and Testosterone. In men, Gokhsura herb improves sexual function.
  • Asphaltum punjabium or Shilajeet is regarded as an exceptional source of approximately eighty-five minerals in ionic forms. In men, this herb helps improve follicle stimulation and testosterone hormone. It also enhances sperm count and motility.


Sexual life is as important as any other dimension of life and one must look after her/his sexual health seriously. In Ayurveda, there are a number of herbs which help in improving the sexual health in both men and women together. Also, Ayurveda helps in maintaining a balanced diet and sleep cycle in one’s lifestyle. These herbs help rejuvenate reproductive tissues and ultimately improve the overall health of an individual.

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