Vrishya Chikitsa


Ayurveda in this branch of science explains the art of producing healthy progeny for the creation of a better society. Hence, deals with various diseases like infertility and conditions relating to weak shukra dhatu or the vital reproductive fluids of the body. Apart from prescribing a lot of effective formulations to provide nutrition to enhance the quality of these vital body fluids it specifically emphasized to lead a highly disciplined life. Charaka states the use of aphrodisiacs as mentioned in ayurvedic therapies enhance one’s potency. Vajikarana means the medicine or therapy by which the man becomes capable of copulating with the woman. It also helps in nourishing the body of the person.

This branch of ayurveda highlighted that celibacy is essential for good health. It helps increase the will power, intellect and memory in addition to a healthy body. The shukra dhatu has a direct link with ojas or the immunity of the body. Hence, vajikaran prescribed the therapeutic use of various aphrodisiacs and tonic preparations for enhancing the vigor a