Ayurveda Says You Should Drink This After Sex (Recipe)

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Ayurveda says: Drink this after sex.

With research continuing to reveal the many health benefits of the big “O,” it might be surprising to learn of Ayurveda’s precautionary perspective.

According to Ayurveda, Indian traditional medicine, orgasm’s “cost” the body hard-earned ojas. Ojas are the body’s vital energy. Overspending of this energy can lead to a weakened immune system, a depleted sense of wholeness, and feelings of overall disconnection.

But, fear not! Your pleasures are still encouraged by Ayurveda. In fact, Ayurveda offers many suggestions to manage sexual energy throughout life. This includes delicious, coinciding Ayurvedic recipes like this one.

This drink is packed with ojas-building ingredients designed to boost immunity and revitalize strength after body-quaking lovemaking.

Curious about the relationship between Ayurveda and sex? Check out: Ayurveda and Sex: How They Relate and Complement Each Other

Ayurvedic Post-Sex Milk Tonic Recipe

Serves 2


  • 2 cups milk (you can substitute non-dairy)
  • ½ tsp. ghee
  • ½ tsp. ginger
  • ½ tsp. turmeric
  • ½ tsp. cardamom
  • 6 threads of saffron (optional)
  • 2 tsp. maple syrup or 1 tsp. raw sugar

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Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and heat gently on low. Bring milk to the barest simmer and then remove from heat. Divide into two mugs and enjoy.

Vata and Pitta types, may drink to their heart’s content. Due to Kapha’s inherently greater supply of ojas, this type should consume only when energy is truly depleted.
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Use This Post-Sex Tonic Recipe for Balance and Alignment

The fundamental intention of the Ayurvedic lifestyle is to understand, respect, and live in alignment with the ebb and flow of our natural world.

Its wisdom inspires us to begin seeing all acts as sacred, including sex and everything that comes with it.

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Jenna Wolf is an Ayurvedic healer and yoga instructor living in Nashville, Tennessee. She is the founder of The Lotus Room, a massage therapy studio specializing in traditional Vedic body therapies. Learn more about her work at thelotusroomnashville.com and on Instagram.


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