Herbs & Plants

Aphrodisiac Herbs

An aphrodisiac is a medicine that improves virility and sexual performance, boosts libido, and treats disorders of the male reproductive system. Aphrodisiac agents are helpful for treating erectile dysfunction, loss of libido, oligospermia and other health concerns of men’s health. The herbs exert these medicinal properties are called aphrodisiac herbs.

  1. Aphrodisiac agents are helpful for treating erectile dysfunction, loss of libido, oligospermia and other health concerns of men’s health.
  2. Aphrodisiac induces spermatogenesis, which helps to increase sperm count.
  3. Aphrodisiacs are useful for improving semen quality and sperm morphology.
  4. These substances improve libido and increase sexual pleasure.

Types of Aphrodisiac Herbs

Generally, Aphrodisiac medicine can be categorized into five main types:

  1. Spermatogenic
  2. Erectogenic
  3. Performance Booster
  4. Libido booster
  5. Semen Detoxifier and Quality Enhancer

Spermatogenic Herbs

This type of Aphrodisiac medicine increases sperm production by stimulating spermatogenesis. Therefore, this type of aphrodisiac is used to increase sperm count.


  1. Oligospermia – low number of sperm
  2. Impaired spermatogenesis


Erectogenic Herbs

This type of Aphrodisiac induces firm erection of penile tissue. These drugs have stimulant action. It increases blood circulation to the tissue and helps to improve ejaculatory functions.


  1. Erectile Dysfunction or Impotence
  2. Reduced firmness of penile tissue


Performance Booster Herbs

This type of Aphrodisiac improves sexual performance, increases the time of intercourse and sustains an erection for a longer period. However, these are not an erectogenic stimulant, but assists erectogenic agents for sustaining the erection by providing strength, increasing endurance, and improving stamina.


  1. Early Discharge (Premature Ejaculation)


Libido booster Herbs

Such drugs improve the sexual desire.


  1. Loss of Libido


Semen Detoxifier and Quality Enhancer Herbs

Drugs that improve the quality of sperm and semen content are sperm quality enhancers. These are used for detoxification of the semen content.


  1. Impaired spermatogenesis
  2. Teratospermia – defective or abnormal spermatic morphology
  3. Pyospermia (leukocytospermia)


  • Anthocephalus Cadamba
  • Myrica Nagi
  • Saussurea Lappa
  • Sesamum Indicum
  • Triphala
  • Vetiveria Zizanioides

Note: A specific herb or ayurvedic medicine can have several medicinal properties, so it can also be an erectogenic as well as may acts as a libido booster. For example, Anacyclus Pyrethrum is also erectogenic as well as libido booster.

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Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh (B.A.M.S., M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants) is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist. He has successfully treated thousands of patients with Ayurveda (including Herbal Ayurvedic Medicine and Ayurvedic Diet). Ayur Times is an initiative of his efforts to bring quality information on Indian Medicine with the highest level of relevancy and scientific evidence.
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