Ashwagandha for Sexual Strength

Ashwagandha for Sexual Strength

The Ayurveda Experience April 27, 2021

Ashwagandha for Sexual Strength! Wondering how! Read on to find out how. 

Ashwagandha is an ancient Indian Ayurvedic herb, famous with English names - Indian ginseng and winter cherry.  
It is called Asgandha and Asgandh in Hindi.  
It is used in improving strength and immunity. It is also used in the treatment of sexual disorders very frequently.  
In the treatment of sexual disorders, Ashwagandha is used orally and also applied externally. For external application, Ashwagandha paste or its herbal oil is commonly used. 

What sexual disorders can be battled with Ashwagandha?

Ashwagandha Benefits

Premature ejaculation (PE) /Early ejaculation

The mental causes for PE are -  
Sexual inexperience, overexcitement, stress, anxiety, feeling of guilt and depression. Ashwagandha is orally used in treating anxiety and depression. It is also known to decrease the cortisol levels in the body, thereby reducing the amount of stress.

Physical disorders that cause PE are:

Diabetes, multiple sclerosis, prostate disease, high blood pressure (hypertension), thyroid problems, Illicit drug use, alcohol consumption etc.  
In most of the above-mentioned physical disorders, such as diabetes, MS, hypertension and thyroid issues, Ashwagandha is very frequently used.  
Due to above reasons, Ashwagandha is highly efficient in handling the mental and physical causes of premature ejaculation.   

Erectile Dysfunction 

It is another disorder wherein Ashwagandha holds a lot of promise.

Reasons for erectile dysfunction  

Cardiac disorders – Ashwagandha being rich in anti oxidants, acts as a cardioprotective. An animal experimental study proved that Ashwagandha increased glycogen content in myocardium of the heart.

Ashwagandha is useful in reducing cholesterol, body weight, blood pressure and blood sugar levels, which may also cause erectile dysfunction.  
Sleep disorders can also contribute to erection problems. Ashwagandha is useful in improving the quality and duration of sleep.  

Low Testosterone

It is another cause for sexual weakness. In a 8-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study, it was proven that intake of a standardized ashwagandha extract was associated with increased levels of DHEA-S and testosterone.
Low testosterone leads to symptoms like low energy, low muscle mass, infertility, erectile dysfunction, decreased sex drive etc. Ashwagandha is useful in treating all these symptoms effectively.

Oligospermia – low sperm count

This condition is caused due to drugs, alcohol, smoking, Varicocele, trauma, infection etc.
Hydro-alcoholic extract of Ashwgandha has shown anti inflammatory effect. Ashwagandha also carries adaptogen effect. Due to these causes, this herb is very useful in the treatment of oligospermia.
Master Charaka, an ancient Ayurvedic master has included Ashwagandha in
Balya – group of herbs that improve strength and immunity
Brimhaneeya – group of herbs to improve body mass, nourishment
One of the many benefits of Ashwagandha, explained in Ayurvedic textbook is
Ati Shukrala – improves semen quantity and quality.

Depression and sexual weakness:

Depression and anxiety can lead to sexual disorders. Ashwagandha is known to elevate mood, improve digestion, metabolism and is also useful in treating chronic fatigue syndrome.
Ashwagandha, being an anti-inflammatory herb is useful in the treatment of myalgia (body ache, muscle pain), associated with depression.
For this reason, Ashwagandha is used in many Ayurvedic medicines used for the treatment of depression and anxiety, such as Manasamitra vatakam and Brahmi Vati etc.

Summary of usage of Ashwagandha in sexual disorders:

  • There are some studies done which proves Withania somnifera’s testosterone boosting action.
  • It improves muscle strength, hence quite useful in treating premature ejaculation and in few cases of erectile dysfunction.
  • It relieves anxiety and depression, so helps to improve sexual performance.
  • It is also used in treating and improving female libido.
  • Promotes testosterone level.
  • Improves sperm count – spermatogenic activity.
  • Relieves anxiety, depression.

Read More: Ashwagandha For Energy + Ashwagandha Use For Fatigue, Stress, And Insomnia

Traditional Ayurvedic Ashwagandha remedies for sexual strength:  

Half a teaspoon of Ashwagandha is administered along with half a teaspoon of powder of Vruddhadaruka/Vidhara Mool (Argyreia specios) along with a cup of milk. This is known to have aphrodisiac and rejuvenative (Reference: Sharangdhara Samhita) 

Ashwagandha oil / Balaswagandhadi taila 

It is a traditional herbal oil used for the treatment of  

  • Nervine Disorders 
  • Epilepsy 
  • Body muscle weakness 
  • Male organ weakness 
  • Male organ disorders 
  • Infertility 
  • It invigorates organs & strength 
  • Ashwagandha Tail (Oil) is useful in body massage, improves muscle tone and relieves bodyache.   
  • By its massage one can get increased muscle strength of the body parts. 
  • Its massage over the male organ area is very much beneficial for improving the erection time and hardness.  

Ashwagandhadi Ghrit 

Herbal ghee preparation with Ashwagandha is used in  

  • Improving muscles tone 
  • Oligospermia 
  • Nervous disorders 
  • Sleeplessness (Insomnia), etc. 
  • It nourishes all your bodily tissues, including the joints & nerves. 
  • It is very powerful rasayana which means that it acts as an overall tonic for greater vitality & longevity. 
  • It is also very powerful medhya rasayana which means that it enhances all three aspects of mind power comprehension, memory and concentration. 
  • Ashwagandha enhances virility & has aphrodisiac properties, especially for men. 

Ashwagandharishta 

A fermented herbal wine preparation of Ashwagandha, along with many other ingredients, is used in the treatment of  

  • Murcha – recurrent fainting, episodes of unconsciousness 
  • Apasmara – epilepsy 
  • Shosha, Karshya – emaciation, leanness, weight loss 
  • Arsha – haemorrhoids 
  • Mandagni – weak digestion 
  • Vataroga – Vata induced disorders – neurological disorders, arthritis, hemiplegia, palsy. 

Brihat Chagaladya Ghrita  

It is another herbal ghee preparation used for the treatment of

  • Neurological disorders
  • Sexual weakness
  • Inflammation
  • Stiffness
  • Excessive alcoholism
  • Lumbar and cervical spondylosis
  • All types of arthritis, tremors, oligospermia, menorrhagia, emaciation, weight loss.

It contains ingredients like Dashamoola (group of 10 herbs), Ashwagandha, Tribulus etc.  
Dose - 5-10 ml once or twice a day for 2- 3 months time.

Madana Kameswari Lehyam 

  • An herbal jam preparation with Ashwagandha as main ingredient.  
    It improves sperm and semen quality and quantity. It is a good natural aphrodisiac.  
  • Ashwagandha, Jatamansi, Saffron, Nutmeg, Bhringaraj, Shatavari are its main contents.  

Dose- 5-10 g. once or twice a day for 2- 3 months time. 

Kaunch Pak 

An herbal granule preparation. It is used for the treatment of 

  • Ksheenashukra – low sperm count and quality 
  • Prabala Prameha – it is also useful in chronic urinary tract infection 
  • Veerya Vardhana – it improves potency 
  • Pushti – it improves body nourishment 
  • Bala – It improves strength and immunity 
  • Buddhi – it improves intelligence 
  • Vrushya – it acts as natural aphrodisiac. 
  • Vataroga – it is useful in all types of neurological disorders of Vata imbalance. 

Its main ingredients are - Raisins, Ashwagandha, Candy sugar, Akallaka – Anacyclus pyrethrum and Kapikacchu – Mucuna pruriens   
Dose- 5-10 g once or twice a day for 2- 3 months time.

Aswagandhadi leham   

Another herbal jam with Ashwagandha as main ingredient.  
It is used for the treatment of

  • Weight gain
  • PE
  • ED
  • Oligospermia  

Ashwagandha – Withania somnifera, Sariva – Hemidesmus indicus, White caraway and  
Madhusnuhi – Smilax china are its main ingredients.  
Dose- 5-10 g. once or twice a day for 2- 3 months time.

Read More: How Ashwagandha Helps PCOS

Ashwagandha with different herbs:  

Ashwagandha for sexual health

Ashwagandha + Sandalwood

Quarter a teaspoon each, at night, with water or ghee or milk. It is a combination of hotness and cold  
Useful in nocturnal emission, Early Ejaculation  

Ashwagandha + Shatavari 

Quarter a teaspoon each, at night, with water or ghee or milk. 
It is useful in improving sperm count, calmness of mind, in treating depression and premature ejaculation  

Ashwagandha + Kapikacchu   

Quarter a teaspoon each, at night, with water or ghee or milk. 
Improves sperm count, semen volume  

Ashwagandha with milk

Quarter a teaspoon each, at night, with water or ghee or milk. 
Nourishing, weight gain 

Ashwagandha + honey 

Cleansing, weight loss   

Ashwagandha + Guduchi - Giloy - Tinospora cordifolia   

Quarter a teaspoon each, at night, with water or ghee or milk. 
It is a good aphrodisiac combination useful in premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction.  

Ashwagandha + Brahmi /Gotu kola  

Quarter a teaspoon each, at night, with water or ghee or milk. 
Induces mental calmness and useful in treating depression, anxiety and early excitation.

Ashwagandha + Amla 

Quarter a teaspoon each, at night, with water or ghee 
A good anti oxidant and sex stimulant combination.

Ashwagandha + Shilajit  

Useful in PE, ED, depression, loss of libido, nocturnal emission 
It is a good body building supplement  
Dose: 1 gram + 250 mg  

Ashwagandha + Nutmeg (Jaiphal)  

1 gram of Ashwagandha is administered along with 250 mg of nutmeg.  
Useful in PE, ED, depression, insomnia and loss of libido 

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References

  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11194174
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3863556/
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6438434/
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3545242/

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