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The Ancients on Aphrodisiacs - Column By Arti Gaur, Published in India Empire

Our ancient rishis were absolute authorities on the sciences of the body, mind and spirit. Such was their mastery on the above subjects that they described, for instance, certain dangerous diseases and their symptoms, which have baffled mankind and for which modern medicine has not yet found a cure. They have been described along with the curable types exhibiting different symptoms.

Even even after thousands of years of so-called advancements, modern science has completely failed in bettering their formulas. With such accuracy are the symptoms described that they have asked the vaidya (physician) not even to attempt a cure where certain symptoms are apparent, for a cure could fail and it would bring disrepute to the art. Nowadays we find the majority of miracle healers and so-called yoga and ayurved experts who openly lay claim to cure every malady, though of course for a fee.

I would once more like to lay emphases on the importance of elimination. Ayurveda says that death begins in the colon, that's how important it is to keep the colon clean. I will give here one more very effective tonic for elimination and then move on to aphrodisiacs or sukra vardhaka rasayans.

Charaka Rishi says to take seven black pepper corns and make them into a fine powder, add one teaspoon of year-old honey and eat it first thing in the morning with a glass of warm water, an amazing glow would be felt after a month of regular use.

Aphrodisiacs are not for sexual gratifications they are for preserving the beauty and glow of the body and for the purpose of procreation. Certain formulas would have non-vegetarian components and that brings negative karma to the user if they are used for the sake of physical pleasures. However, one is excused if they are consumed for survival, procreation or improving ailing health.

Charaka says that the best aphrodisiac is a sexually excited, good looking female partner!

All objects of beauty are assembled in this woman in a compact form and nowhere else. Dharma, artha, Lakshmi and the entire Universe are established in a woman. [ Verse 4 to 7, chapter 2, chikitsa sthanama ].

Charaka Samhita Verse 18, chikitsa sthanama says : One prashtha (about 640 gm) cow ghee boiled with shatavari [sita var] and 10 times of milk along with raw sugar, pippali and honey make an excellent aphrodisiac.

All the rasayans and tonics and herbal concoctions which are being prescribed in this series are to be strictly taken keeping in mind the cautions given.

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