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    Charak Chikitsa 2.2 – Asikta Kshiriya Vajikarana Pada

    The second section of Charaka’s chapter on aphrodisiac therapy deals with eight recipes for infertility and sexual disorders. Rice is used as main content in many of them. This is second section of second chapter of Charaka Samhita Sutrasthana – Called Asikta Ksheerika Vajikarana Paada.
    Chapter 2.2
    Second Quarter of the Chapter on Aphrodisiacs

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    vajikaraadhyaye dvitiya pada |
    athata asiktakirika vajikaraapada vyakhyasyama||1||
    iti ha smaha bhagavanatreya||2||
    We shall now illustrate the quarter on “Asikta Ksheerika” (herbs impregnated with milk) of the chapter on aphrodisiacs.
    Thus said lord Atreya [1-2]
    Table of Contents

    Apatyakari Shashtikadi Gutika
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    Asikta kiramapurama’suka ‘suddha aikam|
    udukhale samapothya piayet kiramarditam||3||
    ghitva ta rasa puta gavyena payasa saha|
    bijanamatmaguptaya dhanya maa rasena ca||4||
    balaya ‘surpaparyo’sca jivantya jivakasya ca |
    ddhyarabhaka kakoli ‘svadara madhukasya ca||5||
    ‘satavarya vidarya’sca draka kharjurayorapi|
    sayukta matraya vaidya sadhayettatra cavapet||6||
    tugakirya samaaa ‘salina aikasya ca|
    godhumana ca curani yai sa sandribhavedrasa||7||
    sandribhuta ca kuryat prabhuta madhu ‘sarkaram|
    guli(i)ka badaraistulyasta’sca sarpii bharjayet||8||
    ta yathagni prayu~njana kiramasarasa’sana|
    pa’syatyapatya vipula vddho’pyatmajamakayam||9||
    (ityapatyakari aikadiguika)|
    Apatyakari (male fertility promoting) Shashtikadi Gutika:
    The Shashtika rice (white coloured) is first cleaned.
    The rice grains are impregnated with milk by filling the rice vessel with milk.
    When these grains are still wet, they are crushed in pestle and mortar.
    Then it is ground with milk, and sought in a piece of cloth, the paste is squeezed to collect its juice.
    To this juice, cow milk and the juice of the seeds of
    Atmagupta – Velvet Bean (seed) – Mucuna pruriens
    Dhanya – Coriander and
    Masha – Black gram is added and boiled.
    While boiling, the decoctions of
    Bala – Country mallow (root) – Sida cordifolia,
    Surpaparni – Pueraria lobata
    Jivanti – Leptadenia Reticulata
    Jivaka – Malaxis acuminata
    Riddhi – Habenaria intermedia
    Rishabhaka – Manilkara hexandra
    Kakoli – Fritillaria roylei
    Shvadamstra – Tribulus terrestris
    Madhuka – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza glabra,
    Shatavari – Asparagus racemosus
    Vidari – Pueraria tuberosa
    Draksha – Raisins – Vitis vinifera and
    Kharjura – Dates – Phoenix dactylifera is added.
    At the end of the boiling, the powders of-
    Tugaksheeri – Bambusa bambos / Maranta arundinaceae
    Masha – Black gram
    Shali Shashtika – rice
    Godhuma – Wheat are added so that the whole recipe becomes semi- solid.
    When it becomes semi-solid, honey and sugar is added in adequate quantity, and pills are prepared with ghee.
    Dosage: Depending upon the power of digestion of the individual, these and the soup of the meat are to be taken.
    Benefits: By taking this potion, even an old man becomes capable of procreating many children and he does not get exhausted during sexual intercourse. [3-9]
    Vrushya Pupalikadi Yoga
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    caakana sahasana dakaa ‘sikhina tatha|
    ‘si’sumarasya nakrasya bhiak ‘sukrai saharet||10||
    gavya sarpirvarahasya kuligasya vasamapi|
    aikana ca curani cura godhumakasya ca||11||
    ebhi pupalika karya ‘sakulyo vartikastatha|
    pupa dhana’sca vividha bhakya’scanye pthagvidha||12||
    ea prayogadbhakyaa stabdhenapuraretasa|
    ‘sephasa vajivadyati yavadiccha striyo nara||13||
    (iti vyapupalikadiyoga)|
    Vrushya Pupalikadi Yoga: Aphrodisiac sweet cake:
    The physician should collect the semen of
    Chataka – Sparrow
    Daksha
    Shikhi – peacock
    Shishumaara – Alligator, Gangetic porpoise, dolphin
    Nakra – Crocodile.
    He should also take the
    Vasa (Fat) of Kulinga – A variety of mouse / Fork-tailed Shrike and
    The powders of Shashtika rice , as well as Godhuma (wheat).
    Out of these ingredients,
    Pupalika (sweet cake)
    Shashkula (Chakkuli – spiral shaped dish)
    Vartika – (Kodu bale – round shaped dish)
    Pupa – Cake
    Dhana and such other varieties of dishes are prepared.
    Benefits:
    A man becomes fully potent, and
    With strongly erected genital organ enjoys optimum sexual delight in women with good vigour. [10-13]
    Apatyakara svarasa
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    atmaguptaphala maan kharjurai ‘satavarim|
    ‘sgaakani mdvika sadhayet prastonmitam||14||
    kiraprastha jalaprasthametat prasthava’seitam|
    ‘suddhena vasasa puta yojayet prastaistribhi||15||
    ‘sarkarayastugakirya sarpio’bhinavasya ca|
    tat payayeta sakaudra aikanna ca bhojayet||16||
    jaraparito’pyabalo yogenanena vindati|
    naro’patya suvipula yuveva ca sa hyati||17||
    (ityapatyakara svarasa)|
    Apatyakara svarasa – Fertility promoting juice extract:
    The fruit of
    Atmagupta – Velvet Bean (seed) – Mucuna pruriens,
    Masha – Black gram
    Kharjura – Dates – Phoenix dactylifera ,
    Shatavari – Asparagus racemosus
    Shringataka – Trapa natans
    and
    Mrudvika – raisins are taken in the quantity of 1 Prasruta – 8 Tola = 96 ml.
    1 Prastha (768 ml) of milk and water is added and to this,
    3 Prasthas (2.304 kg) of Sharkara (sugar) and Tugaksheeri (Bambusa bambos) and freshly collected ghee are added.
    Dosage: This is given to the person along with honey.
    Pathya: He is given Shashtika type of rice to eat.
    Benefits: Even an old and a weak person becomes capable of procreating many children and gets excited like a young man. [14-17]
    Vrusya Ksheera
    Aphrodisiac milk
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    kharjurimastaka maan payasya ca ‘satavarim|
    kharjurai madhukani mdvikamajaaphalam||18||
    palonmitani matiman sadhayet salilahake|
    tena padava’seea kiraprastha vipacayet||19||
    kira’seea tenadyad ghtahya aikaudanam|
    sa’sarkarea sayoga ea vya para smta||20||
    (iti vyakiram)|
    Vrusya Ksheera: Aphrodisiac milk
    1 pala (48 g) each of these fruits:
    Kharjuri Mastaka (top portion of dates tree),
    Masha – Black gram
    Payasya – Ipomoea paniculata,
    Shatavari – Asparagus racemosus
    Kharjura – Phoenix sylvestris – Dates
    Madhuka- Licorice – Glycyrrhiza glabra,
    Mrudvika – Raisins and
    Boiled with 1 Adhaka (3.072 litres) of water till 1/4th remains.
    To this decoction, 1 Prastha (768 ml) of milk is added and boiled till only milk remains.
    To this, sugar should be added.
    Pathya: Shashtika type of rice along with liberal quantity of ghee.
    Uses: This is an excellent aphrodisiac. [18-20]
    Vrushya Ghrita
    Aphrodisiac ghee:
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    Jivaka rabhakau meda jivanti ‘sravaidvayam|
    kharjura madhuka draka pippali vi’svabheajam||21||
    ‘sgaaka vidari ca nava sarpi payo jalam|
    siddha ghtava’sea taccharkarakaudra padikam||22||
    aikannena sayuktamupayojya yathabalam|
    vya balya ca varya ca kahya bhaamuttamam||23||
    (iti vyaghtam)|
    Vrushya Ghrita: Aphrodisiac ghee:
    Jivaka – Malaxis acuminata
    Rishabhaka – Manilkara hexandra
    Meda – Polygonatum cirrhifolium
    Jivanti – Leptadenia reticulata
    both the type of Sravani
    Kharjura – Phoenix dactylifera
    Madhuka – Liquorice
    Draksha – Raisin – Vitis vinifera,
    Pippali – Long pepper fruit – Piper longum,
    Vishvabhesaja – Ginger
    Shringataka – Trapa natans
    Vidari (Ipomoea paniculata / Pueraria tuberosa),
    Freshly collected ghee, milk and water should be boiled together till ghee remains.
    To this, 1/4th quantity of sugar and honey should be added.
    Dosage: Depending upon the strength of the man
    Pathya: Shashtika type of rice.
    Benefit: This is an excellent recipe to promote
    virility, strength, complexion, Kanta (voice) and nourishment [21-23]
    Vrusya Dadhisara
    Aphrodisiac curd recipe
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    dadhna sara ‘saraccandrasannibha doavarjitam|
    ‘sarkara kaudra maricaistugakirya ca buddhiman||24||
    yuktya yukta sasukmaila nave kumbhe ‘sucau pae|
    marjita prakipecchite ghtahye aikaudane||25||
    pibenmatra rasalayasta bhuktva aikaudanam |
    varasvarabalopeta pumastena vayate||26||
    (vyo dadhisaraprayoga)|
    Vrusya Dadhisara: Aphrodisiac curd recipe
    The cream of curd which is like the moon of autumn and is free from impurities is added with
    Sugar
    honey
    Maricha – Black pepper fruit – piper nigrum and
    Tugaksiri – Bambusa bambos / Maranta arundinaceae
    by a wise physician.
    To this Sukshma Ela (lesser cardamom) is added in appropriate quantity.
    This is properly mixed in a fresh earthen jar or clean rice mixed with liberal quantity of ghee.
    Dosage and Pathya: This Rasala is taken in appropriate quantity, and thereafter, the person should eat Shashtika type of rice.
    Benefits: it promotes complexion, voice, strength and Virility of the man. [24-26]
    Vrushya shashtikaudana
    Aprhodisiac rice dish:
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    candra’sukalpa payasa ghtahya aikaudanam|
    ‘sarkaramadhusayukta prayu~njano vayate||27||
    (iti vya aikaudanaprayoga)|
    Vrushya shashtikaudana: Aprhodisiac rice dish:
    By taking the rise of Shashtika which is white like the rays of moon, along with ghee in liberal quantity, sugar and honey, a man become sexually excited. [27]
    Vurshya Pupalika
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    tapte sarpii nakraa tamracuaami’sritam|
    yukta aikacurena sarpia’bhinavena ca||28||
    paktva pupalika khadedvaruimaapo nara|
    ya iccheda’svavadgantu prasektu gajavacca ya||29||
    (iti vyapupalika)|
    Vurshya Pupalika: Aphrodisiac cake:
    The eggs of Nakra – Crocodile and Tamrachuda – Cock, is fried in ghee.
    the powder of Shashtika is added and is boiled in ghee.
    Out of this, Pupalikas (cake) should be prepared.
    After eating these Pupalikas, the man should drink the Manda (scum or the upper portion) of Varuni (wine), if he wants to indulge in it with the vigour of an elephant.[28-29]

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    bhavata’scatra-
    etai prayogairvidhivadvapuman viryopapanno balavarayukta|
    haranvito vajivadaavaro bhavet samartha’sca varaganasu||30||
    yadyacca ki~ncinmanasa priya syadramya vananta pulinani ‘saila|
    ia striyo bhuaagandhamalya priya vayasya’sca tadatra yogyam ||31||
    Thus it is said:-
    By the use of these recipe, according to the prescribed procedure,
    The man is endowed with adequate quantity of semen, strength and complexion.
    With excitement and stallion vigour, he becomes capable of sexual intercourse with beautiful women for eight years.
    The parks in the fringe of the forest, ponds, mountains, pleasing women, ornaments, scents, garlands, friendly companions and such other things which are liked by the man, should be provided for getting the prescribed effects of these rejuvenating recipes. [30-31]
    Summary
    A person who is desirous of manliness (adequate quantity of semen) and children should use these eight recipes described in the quarter called ” Asikta Ksirika” [32]

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    tatra ‘sloka-
    asiktakirike pade ye yoga parikirtita|
    aavapatyakamaiste prayojya pauruarthibhi||32||
    Thus, ends the second quarter on “Asika Ksheerika” (drugs impregnated with milk) of the chapter on aphrodisiacs of Cikitsa section of Agnivesa’s work, as redacted by Charaka.
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