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Premature Ejaculation: Causes, Diagnosis & Ayurveda Herbs

by Aveda Ayur 23 Mar 2024

People often get scared by the thought that premature ejaculation is a disease or disorder or problem that can not be solved or fixed. There’s a myth that some men are born with it and some have better control than others. But these are just assumptions which do not have technical or physiological facts. Premature Ejaculation or PE is a condition in which a man ejaculates early while having sex or during masturbation. It's  a very common sexual problem in men and in India 1 out of 3 men are facing this issue. The Premature Ejaculation can be acquired or of primary origin.

Key Takeaways

  • Many men feel stressed if they are experiencing Premature Ejaculation for any period of time.
  • They are not able to satisfy their partners which can lead to conflicts and embarrassment.
  • Such problems can be due to overuse of alcohol, intake of non nutritious heavy cheesy greasy food and smoking also play a part in this.
  • Long term stress and disturbed sleeping patterns also are the reasons for developing Premature Ejaculation.
  • Discussing your concerns, preferences, strategies to manage best herbal pills for Premature Ejaculation.
  • The patient should be proactive in addressing his concerns related to Premature Ejaculation or PE.

What is Premature Ejaculation?

Ejaculation is a sudden and pleasurable release of semen through penis. This process is controlled by the central nervous system. When a man is sexually stimulated, a signal is sent from your spinal cord to your brain. After this a man reaches a certain level of excitement and the brain tells reproductive organs to ejaculate.

Premature ejaculation is when this process of ejaculation happens before the desired time. The time period is defined, it's usually less than 2-3 minutes. This condition is different from Erectile Dysfunction in which a man faces trouble to get an erection or is not hard enough for sex.

What are the causes of Premature Ejaculation?

What are the causes of Premature Ejaculation?

The reasons for Premature Ejaculation can be biological, chemical or emotional. Following are some specific reasons causing Premature Ejaculation:

Low Levels of Serotonin

Serotonin is a hormone secreted by the neurons. Balanced levels of serotonin controls the way the brain manages emotions, mood, sleep and sexual desire. Its high amount is responsible for increased time to ejaculate. On the other hand, its low amounts can be one of the reasons for Premature Ejaculation.

Psychological Reasons

Conditions like stress, anxiety, depression, guilt, unrealistic expectations about sex, lack of confidence, relationship problems, performance anxiety can result in the same.

Diet and Lifestyle

Lack of physical activity, binge eating, disturbed sleep cycle etc. can result in premature ejaculation.

Associated disorders

Lifestyle disorders like Hypertension, diabetes & obesity can cause Premature Ejaculation or PE.


With increasing age the levels of testosterone decreases resulting in Early ejaculation.

Hormonal imbalance

Imbalance of Thyroid Hormones, testosterone and prolactin can cause premature ejaculation.


Medication belonging to a group of antidepressants, antipsychotics, Alpha blockers, Stimulants etc can lead to PE.

How is Premature Ejaculation Diagnosed?

Following are the diagnostic measures for Premature Ejaculation:

  • Premature Ejaculation is diagnosed by questioning the patient about their sex life.
  • Doctor may do a physical examination.
  • Blood tests are generally recommended to check hormonal levels.

Can herbs help in Premature Ejaculation?

Can herbs help in Premature Ejaculation?

Ayurveda understands Premature Ejaculation as “Shukara gata vata”. This means that impairment in the Ejaculation is due to aggravated Vata dosha. Following are the herbs that can help in Premature Ejaculation:

Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera)

It helps the body to adapt to different types of stressors. Ashwagandha has chemical constituents that help in calming the brain and alter the immune system.

Gokshur (Tribulus Terrestris)

It also has adaptogen effects on the body and is known to enhance the sexual function in men.  Ancient Ayurveda Text states that herb is having nourishing effect on the body and also balances Vata dosha.

Kaunch Beej (Mucuna Pruriens)

Kaunch beej acts as an aphrodisiac and also helps in increasing sexual desires. It helps in enhancing sperm count and motility as well. Mucuna is known for its Vata balancing properties as well.

Maca Root (Lepidium Meyenii)

Herb native to the Andes mountains of Peru, is having very great results in supporting sexual function in men and also in premature ejaculation. It has aphrodisiac properties thus helping in enhancing libido and staying hard longer.

All these herbs work on stress, balancing hormones like serotonin, testosterone, thyroid hormones etc. But with their intake as well it's really important that you should take care of your lifestyle and diet. Eating healthy, sleeping on time and following discipline in your life.


Premature Ejaculation is common in old age but diet and lifestyle plays an equal role in it. Having too much alcohol or smoking can also cause Premature Ejaculation. Excessive weight is one of the reasons for the onset of this condition. Premature ejaculation can have a significant impact on sexual health and relationships, but Ayurvedic herbs offer a natural and holistic approach to managing this condition. By understanding the causes, seeking appropriate diagnosis, and integrating Ayurvedic principles and herbs into treatment, individuals can work towards overcoming premature ejaculation and improving their overall sexual well-being.

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