Impotence is the failure to achieve or maintain an erection. When a man is unable to achieve or sustain erecting it is called erectile dysfunction. Sometimes impotence can be traced back to certain health problems like diabetes, severe depression, or severe reaction to any drug.
Excessive alcohol drinking and cigarette smoking are also causative factors. Psychological factors are also major causes of impotency and can be due to a number of reasons including the increased focus on sexual performance in society. This disorder can be very embarrassing and disheartening for both partners and if it continues for a prolonged period the psychological factors involved worsen the situation and can cause an unhealthy aversion to sex.
According to Ayurveda, impotence is basically a condition of low vitality, so strengthening therapies are utilized in Ayurveda. Vajikarna is a branch of Ayurveda that deals with aphrodisiacs and contains many effective therapies and herbal solutions that can completely cure this disorder.