Health Benefits of Ashwagandha for Men

Ashwagandha is known for its high medicinal properties. Its benefits for men are numerous. It is useful in men health condition like erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and low sperm count.

Ashwagandha – also known as Indian Winter Cherry has the Botanical name Withania Somnifera -It has innumerable benefits for both Men and women. It is a shrub belonging to Solanace family. It is grown in the western India, Gujarat, MP, Punjab and in Himalayas.

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Ashwagandha gets its name because its roots have the odor of horse. (Ashwa = horse , gandha = odor). It is called by another name Varaha karni because its leaves resemble pigs ear. Ashwagandha has light (laghu) and sticky (snigdha) properties, bitter and sweet taste. On digestion the sweet taste dominates. The main part used is root of this her

Ashwagandha Benefits for Male 

The various medicinal properties of ashwagandha is attributed to compounds known as withanolides which are present in it. Ashwagandha is used as an adaptogen (as it enhances endurance), rejuvenating tonic and sedative. Hence many herbalists refer this herb as Indian ginseng.

Effects on mind:

As it balances vata and kapha, it improves memory, counteracts the effects of stress and calms mind. It has an ability to relieve stress. It acts as sedative. Stressed patients with insomnia are benefited by this herb. This herb can be used in Alzheimers disease, memory loss and insomnia. Read Health benefits of ashwagandha in Elderly

Effects on general health :

It acts as balya and strengthens the body. Generally, ashwagandha stimulates the immune system and strengthens it. It increases body energy level. Convalescent patients gain more energy and can spring back to normal routine quicker when this herb’s preparations are used after illness. The immediate relapse of disease is prevented on use of Ashwagandha. This supports HIV patients by strengthening their immune system.

Anti-inflammatory properties:

It has anti-inflammatory properties and has been successfully used in adjuvant therapy for arthritis. It reduces inflammation of joints and eases movements.

Effects on digestive system:

Ashwagandha increases appetite . It normalizes digestion and bowel movements.

Effects on reproductive system:

This magic herb increases shukra dhatu, sperm count and sperm motility.  It increases libido and known as best Vajikara dravya (aphrodisiac)

Ashwagandha retards ageing process when used as rasayana (rejuvenating preparation).

It reduces hypertension and also acts as diuretic.

Benefits of Ashwagandha Preparations for Men

Ashwagandha oil :

When ashwagandha is processed in sesame oil with other vajikarana herbs like kapikacchu (mucuna) , safed musli and vidari kanda, it can be used as rejuvenating oil for men. This can also act as best ayurvedic penis massage oil.

The herbal massage oil which includes this herb is useful in many conditions like paralysis, epilepsy, sleeplessness etc.

Ashwagandha Milk:

Ashwagandha root powder when boiled with milk, it makes an excellent ayurvedic remedy for erectile dysfunction in diabetes . This recipe is known as ashwagandha ksheera paka.

Roots of this herb are used for medicinal preparation. Ashwagandha roots when used regularly helps to improve the conditions like emaciation, senile debility, rheumatism, in all cases of general debility, nervous exhaustion, brain-fag, low of memory, loss of muscular energy and spermatorrhoea. It increases body energy and vigor . It helps to rebuild the body system which is worn out due to chronic diseases like syphilis, rheumatism etc. It also replenishes the lowered energy of body due to over-work, mental exertion thus preventing early ageing.

Ashwagandha Rasayana

Ashwagandha which is processed with ghee, sugar, raisins, honey and other vajikarana herbs makes a very good aphrodisiac preparations. This is known as vajikarana rasayana. It boosts sexual function, increases semen quantity, sperm count and motility. It is effectively used as best ayurvedic medicine for Erectile dysfunction, low libido and premature ejaculation. It is also a best ayurvedic natural treatment for oligospermia

Other benefits of ashwagandha for men

Regular use of ashwagandha helps to reduce blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

Ashwagandha when used regularly , is very useful in general weakness. It increases body weight and body energy.

Fine powder of ashwagandha well mixed with oil is very use full in many skin conditions.

A paste of ashwagandha leaves when applied on a local inflammation acts as anti inflammatory.

The Herb Ashwagandha is an adaptogen. It supplies plenty of anti-oxidants to suppress bad hormones released by stress. Watch this video how stress can affect your health and also the properties of ashwagandha in reducing stress. Relax naturally

Health benefits of ashwagandha in men and women can be summarized as follows

Ashwagandha Benefits for Men Ashwagandha Benefits for Women
  • Helps in erectile dysfunction due to stress
  • Low libido and erectile dysfunction
  • Boosts sperm count and sperm motility
  • Normalises sleep pattern
  • Increases body energy
  • Rejuvenates body
  • Slows down aging process
  • Helps in joint pain
  • Helps to control menopause symptoms like mood swings and insomnia
  • Low libido
  • Loss of strength due to menopause
  • Best uterine Tonic
  • Increases female libido
  • Normalises sleep pattern
  • Increases body energy
  • Rejuvenates body
  • Slows down aging process
  • Helps in joint pain

Note:This article is copy righted. The author Dr. Krishna Rao.S is Chief Consultant Ayurvedic Physician
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