Kasrat-e- Ihtilaam (Excessive Nocturnal Emission)

Kasrat-e- Ihtilaam (Excessive Nocturnal Emission)


Nocturnal emission or night emission may accompany mostly by erotic dreams, where a person experience involuntary ejaculation of semen during sleep. It is a condition in which there is an abrupt discharge of semen during sleep more than twice a month with or without erotic dreams. It is caused by over production of seminal fluid or its thin consistency, weakness of seminal vesicle or its spasm, excessive use of semen producing diets, avoiding sexual act for a longer duration of time and weakness of kidneys. It is also known as wet dreams or night discharge, most commonly in teenage or early adult age. It is characterized by ejaculation of seminal fluid with or without sexual pleasure during sleep followed by lethargy or general weakness. It is involuntary discharge of semen during sleep, also known as nightfall or wet dreams.

Organ of body involved: Male reproductive system.
Persons most commonly affected: Teenagers or early adult age group
Symptoms and indications: May include restlessness, insomnia, mild night sweats, difficult urination and mild emotional disturbances. 
Causes and risk factors: More common in males who masturbate less often. Nocturnal emission can cause serious harm to the body. It causes sexual, mental or physical weakness.

It may cause dizziness, knee pain and insomnia.It can also cause memory problems, poor vision/ sight. Sometimes it also causes decline in academic achievements. It may lead to decrease in sperm count, inability to produce children. Even in severe cases it may cause inability to perform sexually.

 Principles of Treatment (Usool-e- Ilaaj)

  • Dietary Control (Taqleel-e- Ghiza) in case the cause of the excessive nocturnal emission (Kasrat-e- Ihtilaam) is excessive production of seminal fluid.
  • To suppress the semen production (Taqleel-e- Mani) by using oligoseminic drugs (Muqallilat-e- Mani Advia), when the cause of the disease is excessive production of seminal fluid.
  • To make the semen thick (Taghleez-e- Mani) when the cause is low consistency of seminal fluid.
  • Toning up of kidneys (Taqwiyat-e- Gurda) in case of weakness of kidneys.

Regimenal Therapy (Ilaj bil Tadbeer)

  • Moderate exercise is very beneficial along with other regimes and principles of Unani medicine
  • Involvement in sexual exercise moderately

Dietotherapy (Ilaj bil Ghiza)

Dietary recommendations

  • Lateef Aghziya are recommended in such cases
  • Aghziya-e- hamiza are also very effective

Dietary restrictions

  • Milk and milk products are restricted
  • Aghziya-e- munaffikha are also restricted

Pharmacotherapy (Ilaj bil Dawa)

  • Coriandrum sativum Linn. (Kishneez-e- khusk) 1 part, sugar 1 part to be taken orally in the form of powder.
  • Mix fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum Linn.) powder with an equal amount of honey to mask the bitterness. Use it before going to sleep. It is a good remedy for wet dreams.
  • Seed of Portulaca oleracea Linn. (Tukhm-e- khurfa) in powdered form to be taken orally with sharbat-e- neelofar.

Prevention/ Precaution (Tahaffuz)

  • Sleeping in supine position must be avoided. Always sleep on your back.
  • Soft and silky bed rolls are to be avoided. Also wear loose fitting clothes.
  • Excessive sexual stimulation to be avoided.
  • Reduce your stress levels. Try a relaxing hobby.
  • Avoid spicy food and eat smaller.
  • Avoid pornography, sexual programming on television and other media.  
  • Focus your mind on other things. Fill your time with enriching, fulfilling activities.
  • Develop a healthy sexual relationship with your partner and avoid excessive masturbation.
  • Try home remedies, such as drinking sage or liquorice root tea.

Compound Drugs Recommended in Kasrat-e- Ihtilaam (Excessive Nocturnal Emission)

  • Majoon Aarad khurma
  • Majoon Jalaali
  • Majoon Sa’lab
  • Majoon Petha pak
  • Majoon Regmahi
  • Kushta-e- qala’i
  • Safoof Beejband
  • Safoof Aslussoos
  • Habbe Jadwar
  • Majun Jiryan Khas
  • Majoon-e-Piyaaz
  • Kushta Baiza Murgh
  • Kushta Marwareed
  • Kushta Nuqra
  • Qurs Kushta Baiza Murgh
  • Qurs Kushta Marwareed
  • Qurs Kushta Nuqra
  • Kushta Qalai
  • Qurs Kushta Qalai
  • Kushta Sadaf
  • Qurs Kushta Sadaf
  • Labub Barid
  • Labub Kabir
















  • PUBLISHED DATE : Feb 16, 2018
  • CREATED / VALIDATED BY : Dr. Mahtab Alam Khan
  • LAST UPDATED ON : Feb 16, 2018


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