Sexual Debility (Zo’f-e- Bah)

Sexual Debility (Zo’f-e- Bah)

Introduction:

Sexual Debility or Sexual Weakness (Zo’f-e- Bah) is a condition in which sexual desire and capability to perform sexual activities decreases. It is caused by Low semen volume (Qillat-e- mani), Decrease in normal sharpness of semen (Qillat-e- Hiddat-e- mani), Weakness of vital organs (Zo’f-e- Aaza-e- Ra’isa), Flaccidity of penis (Istirkha-e- Qazeeb) and certain Psychological factors (Umoor-e- wahmiyya).

It is characterized by a decrease in sexual competency, ability to perform sexual intercourse and desire for sex.

Causes of Sexual Debility/ Sexual weakness (Zo’f-e- Bah)

There are many reasons/ factors why men lose their sex drive. Certain factors have been identified as contributing to Sexual Debility or Sexual Weakness (Zo’f-e- Bah). They include:

  • Tiredness/ Fatigue
  • Malnourishment
  • Certain medications
  • Alcoholism
  • Smoking
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Hypoactive sexual disorder
  • Recreational drugs
  • Relationship problems
  • Other sexual dysfunction (fear of humiliation)
  • Sexual aversion disorder
  • Chronic  illness
  • Testosterone deficiency
  • Stressful life
  • History of sexual abuse
  • Hormonal problems such as hyperthyroidism

Management of Sexual Debility/ Sexual weakness (Zo’f-e- Bah)

A set of simple lifestyle changes can help to manage problems associated with sexual debility/ sexual weakness. These changes can make sex life more enjoyable and satisfying. It is important to note that worrying about getting and maintaining erections is often a key factor in performance anxiety. Certain life style modifications are proved to be very useful i.e.

  • Reduce anxiety and stress because Anxiety and stress can make it hard to get or maintain an erection
  • Quit Smoking as it can lead to hypertension and other heart-related problems that cause erectile issues. Smoking is also independently linked to erectile dysfunction.
  • Enhance relationships with your partner and improve erectile dysfunction
  • Increase stamina by taking balanced diet and usage of aphrodisiac drugs if required
  • Address relationship issues as it may lead to sexual dysfunction leading sexual debility
  • Exercise regularly because being physically active can reduce risk factors for heart conditions and improve sexual function and overall health.
  • Manage chronic health problems: Treating chronic health issues, such as diabetes and heart disease, is also essential. Take medications as recommended and try lifestyle changes that can improve overall health. If symptoms of these conditions worsen, seek medical care.

Principles of Treatment (Usool-e- ilaj)

  • To increase the production of semen (Afzaish-e- Mani)
  • To tone up the penis (Taqwiyat-e- Qazeeb)
  • To tone up the vital organs (Taqwiyat-e- Aaza-e- Ra’isa)
  • To treat the psychological factors (Izala-e- awaariz-e- Nafsani)

Pharmacotherapy (Ilaj Bil Dawa)

Single Unani Drugs for of Sexual Debility/ Sexual weakness (Zo’f-e- Bah): Huge number of Unani drugs found to be very effective in treating/ managing sexual debility are available in Unani classical books. Apart from increasing vigour, these drugs have all the properties to improve general, physical and mental well-being. They are excellent aphrodisiacs and are very effective in improving sexual vigour and vitality.

          Unani Name                                         Scientific Name

  • Satawar                                              (Asparagus racemosus Willd.)
  • Sa’alab Misri                                       (Orchis latifolia Linn.)
  • Musli safed                                         (Chlorophytum arundinaceum)
  • Musli siyah                                          (Curculigo orchioides)
  • Jadwar                                                (Delphinium denudatum Wall.)
  • Asgandh                                              (Withania somnifera (Linn.) Dun.)
  • Khurma                                               (Phoenix dactylifera)
  • Zafran                                                  (Crocus sativus Linn.)
  • Badam                                                 (Prunus amygdalus)
  • Kishmish                                              (Vitis vinifera Linn.)
  • Kharpaza                                             (Cucumis melo Linn.)
  • Doodhi                                                (Euphorbia hirta Linn.)
  • Khar Khasak                                       (Tribulus terretris Linn.)
  • Pista                                                    (Pistacia vera Linn.)
  • Jarjeer                                                 (Eruca sativa Mill.)
  • Inder jau Talkh                                    (Wrightia tinctoria Roxb.)
  • Buzidan                                               (Pyrethrum indicum DC)
  • Asgandh                                              (Withania somnifera Linn.)
  • Gulab                                                  (Rosa damascena Mill.)
  • Qaqla                                                  (Ellataria cardamomum Linn.)
  • Ghongchi                                            (Abrus precatorius Linn.)
  • Methi                                                   (Trigonella foenum-graecum)
  • Amba Haldi                                         (Curcuma amada Roxb.)
  • Asrol                                                   (Rauwolfia serpentina)
  • Zaranbaad                                           (Curcuma zedoaria Rosc.)
  • Sanobar                                               (Pinus longifolia Roxb.)
  • Filfil Daraz                                           (Piper longum)
  • Hilteet                                                  (Ferula foetida)
  • Gajar                                                   (Daucus carota Linn.)
  • Turab                                                   (Raphanus sativus Linn.)
  • Samagh-e- Arabi                                 (Acacia Arabica Willd.)
  • Kateera                                                (Cochlospermum religiosum)
  • Toodri Zard                                          (Cheiranthus cheiri)
  • Atees                                                   (Aconitum heterophyllum Wall)
  • Beesh                                                  (Aconitum napellus)
  • Muqil                                                   (Commiphora mukul Hook. ex Stocks)
  • Waj Turki                                              (Acorus calamus Linn.)
  • Lahsun                                                (Allium sativum Linn.)
  • Sembhal                                              (Salmalia malabarica)
  • Halyoon                                               (Lipidium sativum)
  • Pyaz                                                    (Allium cepa Linn.)
  • Khulanjan                                            (Alpinia galangal Willd.)
  • Aqarqarha                                           (Anacyclus pyrethrum DC.)
  • Asaaroon                                             (Asarum europium Linn.)
  • Singhara                                              (Trapa bispinosa)
  • Behman surkh                                     (Salvia haematodes)
  • Zarawand                                            (Aristolochia rotunda)
  • Narjeel                                                 (Cocos nucifera Linn.)
  • Kusht shirin                                         (Saussurea lappa)
  • Baladur                                                (Semecarpus anacardium)
  • Kunjud                                                 (Sesamum indicum Linn.)
  • Funduq                                                (Corollus avellana)
  • Talmakhana                                         (Asteracantha longifolia)
  • Barahmi                                               (Bacopa monnierie Linn.)
  • Tamar Hindi                                         (Tamarindus indicus Linn.)
  • Kundur                                                (Boswelia serrata)
  • Tukhme Shalgham                              (Brassica rapa)
  • Chiraunji                                             (Buchanania latifolia Roxb.)
  • Dhak                                                   (Butea frondosa Roxb.)
  • Aam                                                    (Mangifera indica)
  • Beejband                                             (Sida cordifolia)
  • Mur Makki                                           (Comiphora myrrha)
  • Qinnab                                                (Cannabis indica Linn.)
  • Mundi                                                  (Spheranthus indicus Linn.)
  • Lodh Pathani                                      (Symplocos racemosus)
  • Papita                                                  (Carica papaya Linn.)
  • Malkangani                                         (Celastrus paniculatus)
  • Konch                                                 (Mucuna pruriens Linn. DC.)
  • Azaraqi                                                (Strychnos nux-vomica Linn.)
  • Bahman safed                                     (Centauria behen)
  • Kharnoob                                            (Seratonia siliqua Linn.)
  • Nakhood                                             (Cicer ariatinum)
  • Shaqaqul Misri                                    (Pastinaca secacul)
  • Aspand                                                (Peganum harmala)
  • Qaranfal                                              (Syzygium aromaticum Lin.)
  • Taj                                                       (Cinnamomum aromaticum)
  • Darchini                                              (Cinnamomum zeyalanicum)
  • Jaiphal                                                 (Myristica fragrans)
  • Hilteet                                                  (Ferula foetida)
  • Injeer                                                   (Ficus carica Linn.)
  • Pambadana                                         (Gossypium herbaceum Linn.)
  • Asl-us- Soos                                        (Glycyrriza glabra Linn.)
  • Gurhal                                                 (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)
  • Tukhm-e- Kahoo                                 (Lactuca scariola)
  • Halyoon                                              (Lepidium sativum)
  • Turmus                                                (Lapinus albus)
  • Katan                                                  (Linum usiutitatissimum)
  • Tudri Surkh                                         (Mathiola incana)
  • Bakain                                                 (Melia azedarach)
  • Na’na                                                  (Mentha arvensis Linn.)
  • Nushk                                                 (Moschus moschiferus)
  • Zanjabeel                                            (Zingiber officinale Roscoe)

Compound Unani Drugs for of Sexual Debility/ Sexual weakness (Zo’f-e- Bah): Certain Unani compound drugs (Advia Murakkaba) found to be very effective are:

  • Laboob Kabir
  • Laboob Sagheer
  • Majoon Falasfa
  • Laboob Baarid
  • Majoon Jalaali
  • Majoon-e- Nuqra
  • Majoon Sa’lab
  • Jawaarish Zar’uni
  • Habb-e- Ambar Momiya’i
  • Habb-e- Nishat
  • Habb-e- Jawahar
  • Habb-e- Muqawwi
  • Habb-e- Mun’ish
  • Habb-e- Jadwaar
  • Kushta Qala’i
  • Halwa Baiza-e- Murgh
  • Halwa-e- Sa’lab
  • Halwa-e- Gazar
  • Arq-e- Ambar
  • Tila-e- Jadeed
  • Tila Khas-al- Khas
  • Tila Mubhi wa Mumsik
  • Habb-e- Mulazziz
  • Maa-ul- Laham
  • Khamira Gaozaban Ambari Jadwar Wala

Note: Unani drugs should be taken under the advice of the qualified Unani physician. The patients are required to follow strict Unani regimen for optimum results.

References

  • PUBLISHED DATE : Jan 08, 2020
  • PUBLISHED BY : NHP Admin
  • CREATED / VALIDATED BY : Dr. Mahtab Alam Khan
  • LAST UPDATED ON : Jan 08, 2020

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