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Ayurvedic Management of Premature Ejaculation


Premature ejaculation is a common sexual disorder in which a man ejaculates earlier than desired during sexual intercourse, leading to dissatisfaction and distress. It can affect the quality of a person’s sex life and relationships. Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine, offers a holistic approach to managing premature ejaculation by addressing the underlying imbalances, improving sexual vitality, promoting overall well-being, and enhancing sexual performance.

What is Premature Ejaculation?

Premature ejaculation refers to the inability to control ejaculation, leading to early release of semen during sexual activity. It is characterized by ejaculation occurring before or shortly after penetration, often before both partners are satisfied. Premature ejaculation can be primary (lifelong) or secondary (acquired), and it can be caused by both physical and psychological factors.

Ayurvedic View:

According to Ayurveda, premature ejaculation is primarily caused by an imbalance in the Vata dosha, which represents the air and space elements. Imbalanced Vata dosha leads to heightened sensitivity, overstimulation, and impaired control over ejaculation. Ayurvedic treatment aims to balance the doshas, enhance sexual vitality, strengthen the nervous system, and promote overall well-being.


Premature ejaculation can have various causes, including:

– Psychological factors: Performance anxiety, stress, relationship issues, and psychological disorders can contribute to premature ejaculation.
– Physical factors: Hormonal imbalances, inflammation of the prostate gland, thyroid disorders, and certain neurological conditions can affect ejaculation control.
– Lifestyle factors: Unhealthy lifestyle habits, such as excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, and lack of exercise, can contribute to sexual dysfunction.
– Genetics: Some individuals may be genetically predisposed to premature ejaculation.
– Trauma or past experiences: Past sexual experiences or traumatic events can impact sexual performance.


The primary symptom of premature ejaculation is the inability to delay ejaculation, leading to early release of semen. Other symptoms may include:

– Inability to control ejaculation during sexual activity
– Feelings of frustration, guilt, or embarrassment related to sexual performance
– Distress and dissatisfaction in sexual relationships
– Avoidance of sexual activity due to fear of premature ejaculation

Ayurvedic Treatment Approach:

Ayurvedic management of premature ejaculation involves a comprehensive approach to address the underlying imbalances, enhance sexual vitality, strengthen the nervous system, and promote overall well-being. The treatment approach includes:

Diet and Lifestyle Modifications:

– Follow a balanced diet with nutritious foods that support sexual health, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats.
– Avoid excessive intake of caffeine, alcohol, and spicy or processed foods that may affect sexual performance.
– Engage in regular physical exercise, including yoga and moderate-intensity aerobic activities, to promote overall well-being.
– Practice stress reduction techniques, such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, and adequate sleep, to improve mental and sexual health.

Herbal Remedies:

Ayurvedic herbs like Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Shilajit (mineral pitch), Safed Musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum), and Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) are commonly used to improve sexual vitality, strengthen the nervous system, and enhance sexual performance. These herbs can be taken as prescribed by an Ayurvedic practitioner.

Panchakarma Therapy:

Panchakarma, a set of Ayurvedic detoxification procedures, may be recommended to eliminate toxins, balance the doshas, and support overall well-being. Specific treatments like Abhyanga (oil massage), Shirodhara (streaming of herbal oils on the forehead), and Basti (herbal enema) may be advised based on the individual’s condition.

Home Remedies:

– Consuming a mixture of saffron and milk before bedtime may help improve sexual performance and enhance stamina.
– Practicing pelvic floor exercises, such as Kegels, can strengthen the muscles involved in ejaculation control.


Premature ejaculation is a common sexual disorder that can affect the quality of life and relationships. Ayurveda offers a holistic approach to managing premature ejaculation by addressing the underlying imbalances, improving sexual vitality, strengthening the nervous system, and promoting overall well-being. By following a balanced diet and lifestyle, incorporating herbal remedies, practicing panchakarma therapy, and utilizing home remedies, Ayurvedic management aims to support individuals with premature ejaculation. It is important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate medical care for premature ejaculation.

Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari
Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari


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