(5) Los alimentos enunciados--pescado, mantequilla, leche, etc.--son afrodisiacos (vajikarana
) tipicos en los antiguos compendios medicos (vease Carakasamhita 22.214.171.124-20, 126.96.36.199-22, etc.)
It is interesting to learn that Ayurveda lays a great emphasis on the quality of nutritious food for 1) averting the degenerative changes caused by aging (Rasayana), 2) convalescence after an illness (Balya), 3) enhancing the defense system (Roga Pratibandhaka Rasayana), 4) maintaining vigor and vitality (Vajikarana
), and 5) for maintaining the joie-de-vivre 0eevaniya).
A special class of Rasayana drugs is known as Vrishya or Vajikarana
. They are associated with an improvement of male sexual potency and thereby ensure a supraja, or better progeny.
(9.) I would contend that the traditional Ayurvedic analysis of Guduci as rasayana, vajikarana
, medhya, jwarahara and tridosaham is more specific and much more useful than this one-word, pseudo-biomedical classification.