Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) is a shrub, known as Ginseng of India and it has been used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine for 4000 years as a general tonic and adaptogen.
Ashwagandha has bitter and astringent attributes.
In Ayurvedic medicine, Ashwagandha is also well-known for promoting ojas and as an excellent body rejuvenator.
In men, Ashwagandha is known as a semen promoter.
In women, Ashwagandha is used for general debility, and pregnancy. It can be consumed as a tea, powder, capsules, tablets and it can be found in a tincture form. It can be purchased here from Amazon: Ashwagandha 450 mg 100 Caps by Swanson Premium.
Ashwagandha is quite often referred to as the equivalent of ginseng, and it is a great plant in helping in different health conditions. Such as stress, strength, strengthens muscle tone, improves memory (promotes poor memory and protects your brain against aging), immunity, blood pressure, anxiety; it is good for lack of concentration, infertility, arthritis, rheumatism, relaxant (taken just before bed to relax) and exhaustion.
And as its second name ‘smelling like a horse,’ ashwagandha is used a lot to gain a sexual potency of a stallion,g as an aphrodisiac and for sexual impotence. Here are the most important Ashwagandha benefits for men and women:
Benefits for Women
- Reduces anxiety and irritability
- Increases milk secretion for lactating mothers
- It helps with infertility and repeated miscarriage
- Aphrodisiac – increases sexual potency (also used as a treatment for frigidity)
- Excellent tonic to the uterine muscles and used in menstrual imbalance
Benefits for Men
- Aphrodisiac – increases sexual potency
- Reduces impotence
- Used in treatment of infertility
- Increases sperm productions, sperm count
- Used to increase muscle weight
Please note: Ashwagandha is an excellent tonic and sedative, it strengthens the nervous system and reduces signs of mental instability or feeling stressed out.
As Ashwagandha is also a sedative, there are some ashwagandha side effects. However, there are a lot of benefits when using this herb.
Ideally, consult your doctor or herbalist for safe ashwagandha usage.
Pregnant women and nursing mothers should avoid using ashwagandha.