Frigidity

Frigidity

Frigidity is defined as the failure of a female to react to sexual arousal or failure to reach orgasm. Though this problem is common in women, it can affect both the sexes equally.

Causes

The factors responsible for frigidity can be both psychological and physiological. Psychological factors such as undesirability of sexual involvement, stress, anxiety, fear, depression or conflict with partner affect the activity. Physiological factors include fatigue, painful intercourse, menstrual cycle, pregnancy, lactation, menopause, consumption of alcohol, hormones, etc.

Symptoms

  • Lack of response to sexual arousal
  • Failure to reach orgasm
  • Avoiding intercourse

Ayurvedic View

Ayurveda incorporates herbs into the treatment of frigidity. Spiritual counseling is given to clear mind and strengthen and heal the person at the mental level.

Diet & Lifestyle Advice

  • Avoid packaged or processed foods, tea, coffee, smoking and alcohol.
  • Avoid use of white flour and polished (white) rice; use whole-wheat flour and brown rice instead.
  • Add spices like fennel, parsley, sage and anise to the food while cooking.
  • Consume fresh fruits, juices and dry fruits like almonds, raisins, pistachios, figs and prunes.
  • Massage your body with sesame oil.

Home Remedies

  • Consume powdered banyan tree root and powdered winter cherry Ashwagandha with milk.
  • Add freshly grated ginger to milk and boil. Add sugar and have it once a day.
  • Mix turmeric powder, dried ginger powder and roasted fenugreek powder and take it twice daily with warm water.
  • Mix carrot, beetroot and cucumber juices and drink regularly.
  • Heat mustard oil with garlic buds. Let it cool and massage your body with it.
  • Heat coconut oil with Indian gooseberries. Use the oil for hair massage.