Frigidity

Frigidity

The term ‘frigidity’ describes a long-term lack of sexual drive and response. Even though this problem can affect both the sexes, it is usually more applied to women.

Causes

The factors could be psychological, physiological or pathological. Psychological factors involve guilt about sexual involvement, anxiety, fear, depression, stress, past sexual abuse, or conflict between the partners. Physiological factors could be menstrual cycles, pregnancy, lactation, postnatal period, menopause, injury to the pelvic region, or birth control pills/hormones.

Symptoms

  • A serious lack of response
  • Avoids love making

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Ayurvedic View

Ayurvedic treatment consists of first restoring the health of the person by administering digestive herbs, eliminating any accumulated toxins and providing rejuvenating tonics. Herbal treatments and spiritual advice may also be prescribed to strengthen the mind and heal the disturbances at a mental level.

Diet & Lifestyle Advice

  • Avoid smoking, alcohol, tea, coffee, and packaged or processed foods.
  • Avoid use of white flour and polished (white) rice; use whole-wheat flour and brown rice instead.
  • Increase the use of spices like fennel, parsley, sage, and anise, as they are known to boost the sex drive for females.
  • Increase the use of fresh fruits, fresh fruit juices, pistachios, almonds, raisins, figs, and prunes.
  • Body massage with sesame oil helps to revive muscular vigor and stimulate the nerves.

Home Remedies

  • Take about 3 tablespoons of powdered banyan tree root with ½ cup of milk.
  • Have 1 teaspoons of powdered winter cherry (Ashwagandha) with a cup of milk once daily.
  • Boil 1 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger in 1 cup of milk. Simmer on low heat for 15-20 minutes. Add sugar to taste and have this once a day either in the morning or evening.
  • Boil 10 rose petals in 4 tablespoons of vinegar until it develops into a paste. Apply this paste 3-4 times a day on the affected joint.
  • Take 20 gm each of turmeric powder, dried ginger powder and roasted fenugreek seed powder. Have 1 teaspoon of the mixture twice daily with warm water.
  • Mix juice of carrot, beetroot and cucumber, half a cup and drink regularly. It acts as a diuretic and is recommended for gout.
  • Heat 1 tablespoonful of mustard oil in a pan on low flame till it is fuming hot; now add 2-3 peeled off garlic buds to it. Turn off the flame and let the oil to cool. Apply this oil on the effected joints. You can also replace the garlic buds with cumin seeds.
  • Heat 250 ml of coconut oil in a pan and add 3-4 Indian gooseberries that are cut into pieces. Heat until the gooseberries turns dark brown or black. Use the oil for hair massage 2-3 times a week.
  • Take 1 cup of curry leaves and grind them with 1 cup of buttermilk. Apply this to the hair for 1 hour, and then wash the hair with a herbal shampoo.