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{{ToBeEdited}}Vajikarana or Vrishya chikitsa is a one of eight major specialty of the Ashtanga Ayurveda. This subject is concerned with aphrodisiacs, virility and improving health of progeny. As per Charak Samhita, by proper use of these formulations, one becomes endowed with good physique, potency, strength, and complexion and sexually exhilarated and sexually potent.  
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{{ToBeEdited}}Vajikarana (वाजीकरणम्) or Vrishya chikitsa (वृष्य चिकित्सा) is a one of eight major specialty of the Ashtanga Ayurveda (अष्टांग आयुर्वेदः). This subject is concerned with aphrodisiacs, virility and improving health of progeny. As per Charak Samhita, by proper use of these formulations, one becomes endowed with good physique, potency, strength, and complexion and sexually exhilarated and sexually potent.  
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Vyutpatti
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व्युत्पत्तिः॥ Vyutpatti
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In Sanskrit, Vaji means horse, the symbol of sexual potency and performance thus Vajikaran means producing a horse's vigor, particularly the animal's great capacity for sexual activity in the individual. Literally the Vajikaran is not exactly aphrodisiac but the current connotational meaning is same
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In Sanskrit, Vaji (वाजिन्) means horse, the symbol of sexual potency and performance thus Vajikaran means producing a horse's vigor, particularly the animal's great capacity for sexual activity in the individual. Literally the Vajikaran is not exactly aphrodisiac but the current connotation meaning is same
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Aim of Vajikaranam
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वाजीकरणस्य हेतुः ॥ Aim of Vajikaranam
    
the main aim of Vajikaran is always successful copulation for healthy reproduction, with sexual pleasure being just an additional benefit; therefore it is considered a part of ‘eugeny.’
 
the main aim of Vajikaran is always successful copulation for healthy reproduction, with sexual pleasure being just an additional benefit; therefore it is considered a part of ‘eugeny.’
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Importance of vajikarana
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वाजीकरणस्य माहात्म्यम् ॥  Importance of vajikarana
    
(TBE)A person should always seek the intake of aphrodisiacs because he can earn ''dharma'' (eternal duties), ''artha'' (wealth, means of pleasure), ''preeti'' (desire or love or affection) and ''yasha'' (success) through this therapy alone. He gets these benefits through his progeny and this therapy is the means of begetting a healthy progeny.
 
(TBE)A person should always seek the intake of aphrodisiacs because he can earn ''dharma'' (eternal duties), ''artha'' (wealth, means of pleasure), ''preeti'' (desire or love or affection) and ''yasha'' (success) through this therapy alone. He gets these benefits through his progeny and this therapy is the means of begetting a healthy progeny.
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Benefits of vajikarana
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वाजीकरणस्य फलम् ॥ Benefits of vajikarana
    
(TBE) The person having numerous progeny is praised as one possessing a multiplicity of forms, having many faces, many dimensions, having lot of activities and having many eyes and also having intellect and soul. Such kind of a person is auspicious, praiseworthy, blessed, virile and the source of many genealogical branches. Affection, strength, happiness, livelihood, wide spread influence, vastness of kinsmen, fame, utility of the world which gives happiness latter on and pleasure are all dependent up on progeny. Therefore, a person desirous of progeny and the qualities associated with them should always take the virilifying medications if he wants satisfaction of the worldly desires and happiness.
 
(TBE) The person having numerous progeny is praised as one possessing a multiplicity of forms, having many faces, many dimensions, having lot of activities and having many eyes and also having intellect and soul. Such kind of a person is auspicious, praiseworthy, blessed, virile and the source of many genealogical branches. Affection, strength, happiness, livelihood, wide spread influence, vastness of kinsmen, fame, utility of the world which gives happiness latter on and pleasure are all dependent up on progeny. Therefore, a person desirous of progeny and the qualities associated with them should always take the virilifying medications if he wants satisfaction of the worldly desires and happiness.
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Vajikaran chikitsa requires living in strict compliance to the directions mentioned in Ayurvedic classics. It involves various methods of shodhan (body cleansing) through vaman (emesis), virechan (purgation) and swedan (sweating). After the Shodhan therapy, based on the prakriti of the individual's imbalance (doshic body constitution-Tridosha theory), certain herbal and herbo-mineral combinations are administered. Other components in the therapy involves improving health and pleasure in general like, massaging with medicated herbal oils and herbal baths, wearing of fragrant garlands, anointing the body with fragrant herbal pastes, listening to music, etc.
 
Vajikaran chikitsa requires living in strict compliance to the directions mentioned in Ayurvedic classics. It involves various methods of shodhan (body cleansing) through vaman (emesis), virechan (purgation) and swedan (sweating). After the Shodhan therapy, based on the prakriti of the individual's imbalance (doshic body constitution-Tridosha theory), certain herbal and herbo-mineral combinations are administered. Other components in the therapy involves improving health and pleasure in general like, massaging with medicated herbal oils and herbal baths, wearing of fragrant garlands, anointing the body with fragrant herbal pastes, listening to music, etc.
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Specific cow’s milk for vajikarana
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वाजीकरणे गोदुग्धस्य माहात्म्यम् ॥ Specific cow’s milk for vajikarana
    
(TBE)The wise man should rear a cow which is fed with the leaves of ''masha''(black gram), stalks of sugar cane and leaves of ''arjuna'', which has calved for the first time, which is well nourished and has four teats, which has a living calf of identical color, which is red or black in color, whose horns are projected upwards and is not fierce and whose milk is thick. This milk can be taken either boiled or fresh or mixed with sugar, honey and ghee for excellent virilific action.
 
(TBE)The wise man should rear a cow which is fed with the leaves of ''masha''(black gram), stalks of sugar cane and leaves of ''arjuna'', which has calved for the first time, which is well nourished and has four teats, which has a living calf of identical color, which is red or black in color, whose horns are projected upwards and is not fierce and whose milk is thick. This milk can be taken either boiled or fresh or mixed with sugar, honey and ghee for excellent virilific action.
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