Diet and lifestyle tips that help overcome Erectile Dysfunction

By Dr. Sharda Ayurveda In Sexual Disorders

Sexual-related problems are at their highest peak today and even after modernization, people hesitate to share their sexual health issues with doctors. And this misconception has significantly marked a rise in disease occurrence and its prevalence to a great extent. Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is defined as a male sexual problem where there is a consistent inability to attain and maintain penile erection sufficiently that hinders satisfactory sexual intercourse or performance which in Ayurveda is described as “Klaibya”. Each individual once in their lifetime faces the issue of erection due to one or many associated reasons. But, if the condition persists and is repetitive then it is an alarming sign of deteriorating health. The common causes of erectile dysfunctions are stress, low testosterone levels, endocrine diseases, and circulatory diseases. These altogether lead to the emergence of various detectable signs or symptoms which are low sexual desire, anejaculation, premature and delayed ejaculation. However, if not managed it can significantly affect your relationship, mental peace, and self-confidence. There are serious future health concerns related to untreated erectile dysfunction, which are unsatisfactory sex life, stress, anxiety, and low-self esteem.

People, in general do not consider this problem seriously and are in great dilemma whether they should discuss their concerns with doctors or not which makes male sexual problems become a key concern majorly among the middle-aged population. But the question arises which is the best erectile dysfunction treatment that provides positive results? The answer is an Ayurvedic treatment for erectile dysfunction is the best and most effective treatment. Ayurveda describes the total treatment of impotency that comes under Vajikarana therapy. It is known that to treat the male reproductive system, it is essential to improve their body circulation and calm nerves. Ayurveda through its medicines (plant, shrubs, and herbs) helps combat sexual health like erectile dysfunction naturally. These natural medications are time-tested and proven to provide no side effects if supported with a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Ayurveda believes that the rise in sexual disorders is mainly due to the adoption of an unhealthy diet and a sedentary lifestyle. Therefore, the principal motive of this traditional and age-old practice is to treat and heal the disease by making changes in the daily schedules of an individual along with the consumption of herbal medications.

So, for better recovery, Dr. Sharda Ayurveda experts suggest some of the best and most effective diet and lifestyle tips as part of erectile dysfunction treatment which gives long-term results without the worry of disease symptoms re-emerging.

Dietary Tips

Erectile dysfunction is a Vata and Pitta doshas dominant disorder, thereby experts always suggest a diet plan that helps effectively balance these described Doshas. Ayurvedic medicine or herbs is a holistic, whole-body approach to health. This promotes the combined use of herbal compounds and dietary guidelines. It seeks to address the spiritual and social components of a person’s well-being and thus supports both physical and mental health status.

Ayurvedic Herbs

  • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)


This herb is considered to be the best for treating specific male sexual problems. The major reason for ED is stress, which causes high blood pressure, thus making arteries hard and narrow. This all hinders sufficient blood flow to the penis causing ED. This helps improve brain function, increase mass, and boost testosterone levels, and fertility in men.

  • Safed Musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum)

Safed Musli

It possesses adaptogen and aphrodisiac properties which significantly help relieve stress and are good for improving sexual stamina. It specifically improves testosterone levels and enhances blood circulation to the genitals for better and sustained erections.

  • Sparrow Grass (Asparagus Officinalis)

Sparrow Grass

This herb is recognized as a potent sex booster because it is high in vitamin B6 and folate. These nutrients are vital for maintaining overall sexual health. Additionally, contains potassium which is linked to the production of essential sex hormones.

Some additional dietary tips that should be adopted for effective sexual performance are:

  • Prevent the occurrence of digestive disorders such as indigestion, acidity, and constipation, which mainly cause insufficient penile erections. 
  • Add in your diet pure ghee and dry fruits like almond & cashew which are known to boost sexual vigor.  
  • Avoid having foods that are sugary and spicy.
  • Completely exclude processed food, trans fat, and soybean products from the diet.
  • Include vitamins that are proven to provide effective results to overcome erectile dysfunction. Some of the best vitamins are D, B9, B3, and C which may help to improve and maintain an erection.

Lifestyle Tips

Our day-to-day routine puts a great impact on our overall health status. In today’s time, people are getting more indulged in unhealthy choices and prefer luxury over health. This significantly has caused sexual problems to occur at their highest peak. These all adoptions can cause cardiovascular or circulatory issues that directly lead to erectile dysfunction.

Therefore, to minimize the sexual-related problems Ayurveda suggests that the individual must adopt a healthy daily routine.


Performing regular yoga and meditation will help increase blood flow, improve flexibility and balance, and additionally promotes mindfulness. This is altogether beneficial for improving symptoms of erectile dysfunction naturally. The best yoga poses for preventing the issue of erectile dysfunction are listed down below. 

  • Paschimottanasana


This yoga pose is recognized and helpful for improving endurance and specifically strengthens the peroneal muscles which are responsible for maintaining erectile rigidity.

  • Kumbhakasana


Performing this asana daily helps improve endurance, and stamina for perfect sexual intercourse. It provides strength to the upper body and prevents erectile dysfunction. 

  • Uttanapadasana


This asana helps stretch your psoas (the muscles that are located in the male body on either side of the vertebral column in the lumbar region) and hip flexor muscles (the joint that allows bending of the knees). It thereby enhances strength and improves blood flow to the pelvic region to eliminate the symptoms of erectile dysfunction thus improving sexual drive.

Along with performing yoga, there are other lifestyle modifications suggested for long-term results. These all will help improve sexual wellness and mental stability.

  • It is known that one of the primary causes of erectile dysfunction is poor vascular health. Therefore, the best way out is to get moving or indulge yourself more in exercise for maintaining physical and mental health. 
  • You may not know, but those extra pounds or calories are recognized to be the leading drivers of ED. Being overweight can cause cardiovascular diseases and may interfere with the body's hormones. 
  • An unstable mind can significantly hamper the physical, mental, and emotional health of an individual. When it comes to erectile dysfunction, higher levels of stress play a major role. The body releases some hormones in excess (cortisol) and many of them get suppressed which overall greatly impacts the ability to maintain a proper erection. For this, perform relaxation techniques like deep breathing, which helps towards reducing stress. 
  • Do regular exercises to remain physically active which helps protect against and improve the sexual health of an individual. It also keeps one away from the ailments that in the future may affect overall well-being. This includes exercises like running, brisk walking, swimming, and bicycling. 
  • Getting quality sleep has a great impact on maintaining testosterone levels in the body which is necessary for keeping a man’s erection during intercourse. Studies have proven that the production of testosterone is higher while sleeping and if a person has deprived of sleep and sleep apnea then the hormone level can drop down or reduces to 50-70%. Therefore, it is essential to have a proper sleep schedule. 
  • Say no to alcohol or smoking as they significantly decrease the efficient blood flow to the penis, reduce the intensity of the orgasm, and can greatly dampen the level of excitement.  


Dr. Sharda Ayurveda experts emphasize more on following the above suggested dietary and lifestyle tips which can help one effectively overcome sexual disorders mainly erectile dysfunction. The early signs are harmless, but if not treated timely in the future can cause serious health concerns. The root cause and specialized treatment make Ayurvedic treatment stand out, to be an effective approach compared to other medical practices. The experts treat disease by suggesting certain diet and lifestyle changes along with regular intake of herbal medications which all together give the most effective results without the worry of side effects. Therefore, for better and positive recovery choose Dr. Sharda Ayurveda for treating sexual disorders.

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