Sex talk is anathema, or so is our misguided belief. The discomfort of the sanskari mind steeped-in years of ludicrous lessons in morality thwarts all possible discussions on topics, like sexual ailments. Sweeping the direly disturbing issues under the rug, we carry on with our miserable lives just to uphold the phoney ideals of morality. Living in denial has never got anyone anywhere.

With a luminous New Year round the corner, let’s make one promise to ourselves. In the coming year, we will be the change we so badly want to see and encourage candid discourses on our sexual health.

As a strong believer in ‘Do It Now’, today I will enlist five things you should know about Ayurvedic cure of erectile dysfunction or ED. Data says over 30 per cent men in the age group of 40 to 70 years experience ED, that is, they face problems in getting or sustaining an erection. Causes of ED range are varied and range from vascular, muscular, neuronal, hormonal, psychological and anatomical to drugs, diseases and ageing.

According to physicians, coronary heart disease and type-2 diabetes are the most common causes of ED. While hiding symptoms entail serious health hazards like cardiac arrest, seeking medical advice and a healthy lifestyle can address the issue considerably. Nutritious food, exercising and saying no to smoking, distinctly reduces chances of cardiac diseases while enhancing sexual performance.

Interestingly, Ayurveda, an age-old Indian school of medicine, is also widely known to be extremely effective in ED cure. Here is why.

1.    A sought-after therapy with effective usage of herbs, diet charts and exercise, Ayurvedic cure for ED is now well recognised. In a holistic approach, Ayurveda not only focuses on the physical symptoms but targets overall wellbeing of the body and mind.

2.    The magical herbs: The rich repertoire of Ayurvedic herbs are often called wonder drugs for sexual diseases. Asparagus racemosus is known for improving the sexual experience by enhancing blood circulation and addressing stress also works wonder in ED cure. Ashwagandha or Indian ginseng, Safed Musli and Cinnamomum cassia potentially increase sperm count by stabilising hormones. They clarify the mind and significantly reduces stress levels, helping in ED cure.

3.    Ayurveda includes Yoga: To make the herbs work best, a daily routine of exercises prescribed by a Yoga guru is essential. The benefit of Yoga in treating ED is widely endorsed. Yoga with its combination of muscular stretching and meditation augment blood circulation and testosterone levels while reducing stress levels, curing ED symptoms.

4.    Ayurveda is extensively believed to have real health benefits and little or no side effects. Unlike synthetic drugs, Ayurveda is safe and gives you the option to experiment with its herbs and combine remedies and dosage without being worried about the outcomes.

However, tangible benefits of Ayurvedic medicine in curing particular diseases are still under conjecture and researchers across the world are yet to come to any definite conclusion. Before medical science reaches a precise answer, depending solely on medicinal herbs for treating ED might leave you under-diagnosed. The best thing to do is seek your doctor’s advice, who may suggest some Ayurvedic herbs as well.