Increase Libido The Ayurvedic Way

Increase Libido The Ayurvedic Way

Do you want to increase your libido and improve your sexual relationship? If yes, then keep reading to find the best Ayurvedic herbs to do so. Many Ayurvedic herbs are bestowed with aphrodisiac powers, which can help you improve your sex drive and boost your sexual health. However, before we delve into that, let’s understand more about sex and Ayurveda’s take on it.

The Importance of Sex and The Role of Ayurveda In Maintaining It

Sex is a natural drive. It is fundamental and as essential for humans as food and sleep. Ayurveda unequivocally believes that sex is more than just an act of pleasure; it is not just the union of two bodies, but two minds and souls; it not just pleases the external stimuli, but evokes emotional pleasure too. 

Maintaining a healthy sexual relationship is also an important aspect of maintaining a happy relationship with your spouse or your partner. However, the modern, busy lifestyle and other external stressors can take a toll on your sexual wellbeing and even lower your libido, which can, in turn, have a negative impact on your relationship and emotional health. Therefore, it is extremely essential to work towards increasing your sex drive and sustain a healthy sexual relationship. 

According to Ayurveda, one of the best ways to increase your sex drive and improve your sexual relationships is by using natural aphrodisiacs. These herbal aphrodisiacs help improve the levels of Ojas in the body, which is the vital essence that gives humans strength.  

As suggested by Vagbhata, the author of Ashtanga Hridayam, a 2500-year-old Ayurvedic text, sex can deplete Ojas, and strong Ojas are needed for stable bodily functions, clear consciousness, emotional health and stress resilience. 

In this article, find out the most effective Ayurvedic herbs and everyday foods that can increase sex drive and stamina and improve your Ojas levels. 

Best Ayurvedic Herbs To Increase Libido


Ashwagandha is an Ayurvedic herb that is obtained from the Withania Somnifera plant. It is known for its powerful aphrodisiac and sex boosting properties. It is a sattvic herb that helps generate Ojas, boosts libido and increases stamina. It is also said to be a premature ejaculation solution. 

In addition, ashwagandha has positive effects on the male reproductive system. It helps in improving overall semen quality, increases sperm count and enhances sperm motility. These qualities of ashwagandha have been backed by various scientific studies as well. 


Shatavari, also referred to as the ‘Queen of herbs’, holds the reputation of being a vajikaran rasayana or an aphrodisiac. Is considered to be an extremely effective and beneficial herb when it comes to improving sexual health and increasing libido. Various studies and researches have found the herb to enhance sexual performance in both men and women, and increase sperm production in men.    

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Safed Musli

Another Ayurvedic herb with vajikaran properties, Safed Musli is obtained from the Chlorophytum Borivilianum plant and is widely known for its libido-boosting properties. Not only in ancient Ayurvedic texts, but also in modern researches, this herb has shown to increase the production of testosterone (the male sex hormone) and improve the sperm count in men, and enhances sexual desire in both men and women.  


Ginseng, the ‘King of all herbs’, is yet another widely used natural herb that has established its name as an effective, natural herb that boosts sex drive. Studies have backed the ancient claims of ginseng’s ability to combat sexual dysfunction.  

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Saffron sure does makes its place in the list of foods that increase sex drive and stamina. Along with its aphrodisiac properties, this spice helps reduces stress and enhances mood which in turn has a positive impact on your sex drive. 

Studies have shown that daily intake of saffron can help combat erectile dysfunction in men and enhance the levels of arousal in women.


Ginger is an everyday spice that does not only hold medicinal properties, but is also an effective and easily available food for sexual health. Regular consumption of ginger or ginger extracts can boost the production of testosterone, increase blood flow in the penial region and increase sex drive in men.  


Dr. Ashwini Konnur

Dr. Ashwini has 17 years of experience in Clinical Practice, Research & Education in the field of Ayurveda with competency in acute & chronic conditions & lifestyle diseases. She has also expertise in treating Female Infertility disorders, other Gynecological Problems & General disorders along with specialised focus in Ayurvedic detoxification therapies, Panchakarma & other Ayurvedic treatments


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