Vrishya Chtikitsa is a branch of Ayurveda that explains the art of producing healthy progeny for the creation of a better society. It deals with various diseases like infertility and conditions relating to weak shukra dhatu or the vital reproductive fluids of the body. Vrishya Chtikitsa is also known as Vajikarana, which means the medicine or therapy by which a man becomes capable of copulating with a woman. Vrishya Chtikitsa also helps in nourishing the body of the person. Apart from prescribing a lot of effective formulations to provide nutrition to enhance the quality of these vital body fluids, it has been specifically emphasized to lead a highly disciplined life. Charaka, in his great Ayurvedic classic writing Charaka Samhita, states the use of aphrodisiacs as mentioned in ayurvedic therapies enhance one's potency.
As per the Vrishya Chtikitsa, 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 and reproductive capabilities of men that also strengthens other body tissues (dhatus) like muscles, fats, bones and blood. Vajikarana is mainly concerned with therapies concerning specific remedies for male infertility and impotence as well as female infertility. Apart from being good aphrodisiacs, these induce an immediate sense of pleasurable excitement, along with increased fertile seminal secretions, even in an ageing person.
Vrishya Chtikitsa branch of Ashtang Ayurveda states the reason for sexual inefficiency and directs the use of several aphrodisiac herbs and minerals to enhance the vitality. Targeted at improving the sexuality of an individual, this aphrodisiac therapy aims at promoting the quality of the germinative tissues of an individual and is used to treat impotency and increases vitality. The method involves Kayaseka, Dhara, Navarakkizhi treatments and consumption of certain aphrodisiac medicines. The herbs and treatments are aimed at improving the condition for both men and women. In this therapy, the individual is follows a Ayurvedic directions strictly, by taking in herbs or herbal combinations that have aphrodisiac properties. Some of the Ayurvedic aphrodisiacs that give extra sexual power to couples and enable them to give birth to healthy children are Shilajit, Mucuna Pruriens (naikkurana), Aswagandha, and so on. With the help of the treatment, the strength and stamina of the individual also enhances.