Mucuna Pruriens (Atmagupta)-
In Ayurvdedic medicine, Mucuna is one of the premiere rejuvenate herbs for men and women. Its reputation as a powerful aphrodisiac dates back thousands of years, and is still used today as an enhancer of sexual potency and to help treat infertility. Atmagupta is held in high esteem as a tonic herb to reverse the aging process, its nutrient profile is very impressive with over 25% been made up of protein, with a rich complex carbohydrate, alkaloids, and fibre content. Atmagupta has a natural ability to generate L-Dopa which is deficient in conditions such as Parkinson diseases & and it is also used to help with Diabetes mellitus (reduce blood sugar levels). Muncuna Pruriens is traditionally combined in formulas containing other popular Ayervedic rejuvenating herbs including Ashwaganda (Withania), Shativari, &/or Amalaki. Nelumbo Nucifera (Kamalgatta)-
is another Ayervedic herb that combines well with Velvet Bean; it is a nutritive tonic, rejuvenate, aphrodisiac, and a Nervine. Useful for males and females as a pre-conception tonic, and it used in spermatorrhoea, impotence, leukorrhea, venereal disease, diarrhoea, bleeding disorders like menorrhagia, heart weakness, fatigue, and is good for decreasing anxiety and improving concentration.
Tribulus Terrestris (Gokshur)
- Tribulus contains the steroidal Sappanin Protodioscin. Research shows the herb stimulates sperm production and increases the quality, motility and survival time of sperm in male infertility. Preliminary research suggests Tribulus increases the endogenous production of Luteinising hormone. It is speculated that increased Luteinising hormone will in turn stimulate endogenous testosterone and therefore increases in sexual performance and desire in both males and females may be seen. Luteinising hormone is a hormone produced by the hypophysis that stimulates development of the interstitial cells of the testes and secretion of testosterone by those cells. In the female this hormone, working in conjunction with follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), is responsible for maturation of the follicle of the ovary, and its rupture and transformation into the corpus luteum. For this reason, Tribulus may be considered for irregular menses, and menstrual difficulties such as Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Tribulus has been used by those seeking to improve sexual desire (libido) and facilitate muscle growth.
Asparagus Racemosus (Shatavari)-
is another of the prime rejuvenating Ayervedic herbs. It is considered particularly helpful in conditions affecting the female reproductive system, but is also used for male reproductive health as well.
One of its names means, "having one hundred roots" which bespeaks its reputation as a fertility enhancing plant. Shativari has notable nutritive properties, and is excellent for nursing mothers to encourage to quantity and quality of breast milk. Shativari is also used as a digestive aid (particularly, as a anti-diarrhoea agent), immuno-modulator, and sooths hot conditions that require a cooling action such as heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome, hot flushing, menopausal symptoms, PMS, irritability, cystitis, and recovering after illness.