A Comparative Study on Efficacy of Chopachini (Smilax glabra) and Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus) on Erectile Dysfunction

  • Ravishankar Shenoy Professor of Roga Nidana Ayurveda College Munial, Karnataka
  • Gurdip Singh Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Ayurveda Physicians & Surgeons (JAPS). Published by International-Academy of Ayurveda-Physicians (IAAP),7HB, Gandhinagar, Jamangar-361 002, Gujarat, India
  • Girish KJ Professor of Kayachikitsa, SDM College of Ayurveda, Hassan-573201, Karnataka



16 patients of Puyaretas (pyospermia) having the problem of erectile dysfunction were treated with Chopachini (Smilax glabra) and Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus) in two separate groups to evaluate their effects specifically on erectile dysfunction. Chopachini provided significant relief in performance anxiety by 30.67%, ejaculation by 20.67% and orgasm of partner by 12.89%. While Sariva provided significant relief only in one symptom viz. post act exhaustion by 44.25%. It is concluded that both of these drugs have not shown potentiality to use them as main drugs for erectile dysfunction.

 Key words: Erectile dysfunction, Sariva, Hemidesmus indicus, Chopachni, Smilax glabra