In asthang ayurveda vrishya chikitsa has been mentioned as the branch of ayurveda, which deals with the birth of healthy offsprings in order to create a healthy society. Also known as Vajikarana, it discusses the various aspects of infertility and the reasons behind the condition of infertility. According to vrishya chikitsa, infertility is a condition in which the skukra dhatu or the reproductive fluids become weak due to several factors. Vrishya chikitsa prescribes various ayurvedic medicines, which enhances the capability of a man to copulate with a woman. It also discusses several ways of getting proper nourishment to the body by living a disciplined life. The traces of Vrishya chikitsa can be found in the classical text of ayurveda, Charaka Samhita. It has mentioned the use of several aphrodisiac foods; drug, potion, or other agent enhances the potency level of an individual.
Ayurvedic treatment Vrishya Chikitsa helps an individual to gain good health, power and intelligence. The reproductive fluids called the shukra dhatu have a direct link to the immune system of the body. Therefore, vrishya chikitsa recommends several drugs and therapies which invigorates the reproductive capabilities which also leads to improved body tissues called dhatus including the bones, fats, muscles and blood. The medications used in vajikaran reduce the infertility and impotency for male as well as female. Moreover, it increases the sense of pleasure and excitement for a longer period of time during copulation and also increases the secretion of fertile semen.
Vrishya Chikitsa also discusses the various reasons behind the sexual deficiency, and recommends the use of several; aphrodisiac herbs and minerals to gain the ultimate vigor. For this Vrishya Chikitsa uses several therapies such as Kayaseka, Dhara and Navarakkizhi for enhancing the capability of germinative tissues of a person. In this treatment one has to follow the strict prescription of herbal combinations, which contains aphrodisiac properties. Some ayurvedic medicines prescribed to gain extra sexual powers are Shilajit, Mucuna Pruriens (naikkurana) and Aswagandha. These medicines are highly effective in increasing the sexual efficiency of an individual, which enables them to give birth to a healthy offspring.
Vrishya Chikitsa is quite effective in improving the strength and stamina of an individual, which is very essential for getting a healthy progeny.