According to a Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) study reported on in February 1999 approximately 43 percent of women suffer sexual inadequacy for one reason or another.
Decreased female libido is a common problem for women of all ages. Physical changes in the body that occur after pregnancy, or at menopause, including hormonal changes, can lead to low female libido.
Contrary to beliefs that problems surrounding female sexuality are psychological in nature, recent research has discovered that many forms of female sexual dysfunction often is the result of imbalance of complex bodily functions. Hormones are also responsible for female sex drive and libido. A weakened libido can result in difficulty becoming aroused and ultimately achieving climax or orgasm. In addition to this fatigue, stress, depression, and medication are just a few of the other possible factors that may interfere with sexual desire. Loss of libido can lead to difficulty in intimate relationships and contribute to marital problems.
Ayurveda’s approach is always holistic as it addresses the person as a whole. While eating a healthy diet and getting enough exercise provides the foundation of good health for everyone, herbs and a regular lifestyle helps a women in increasing their libido.
Above all the mind/body system (consisting of three doshas ) should be in “balance.”
Diet should be wholesome and rich in phytoestrogens (By eating a varied diet high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and dried beans you will be ingesting a rich phytoestrogen diet).
Health concerns such as hypothyroidism, low hormone levels have to be addressed. Emotional blocks related to your self, your partner or your relationship should be evaluated.
Overweight conditions, lack of exercise and personal time, mental stress related to family or personal issues should be given a proper evaluation and addressed immediately.
Menopause should also be looked from a right frame of mind, as it is a natural progression in the stages of a woman.