Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common condition in men, especially seen in men above the age of 40 years. ED is also called impotence. Due to the problem of ED, it becomes difficult for a man to get or maintain an adequate erection in the penis during sex. Although there are many types of medicines available for the treatment of ED, its natural treatment is considered the best and Ashwagandha is the most beneficial herb in this work.

Today, through this article, you will be able to know how Ashwagandha is beneficial in ED -

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  1. What is Ashwagandha?
  2. Is it possible to cure ED with Ashwagandha?
  3. Side effects of ashwagandha
  4. Who should not take Ashwagandha?
  5. How to use Ashwagandha in ED?
  6. Takeaway
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The scientific name of Ashwagandha is Withania somnifera. It is a popular herb used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. It grows naturally in India and South East Asia. Generally, its root is used in Ayurvedic medicine, but in some cases leaves and flowers can also be used.

Ashwagandha is used as an adaptogen, which means it may work to relieve stress and anxiety. It is also used for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immune system-enhancing properties.

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Yes, some limited studies have shown that ashwagandha may be effective in treating ED. A study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology found that men with ED who took an ashwagandha extract for 12 weeks experienced greater improvements than men who took a placebo. Another study published in the Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine found that ashwagandha improved sexual function and satisfaction in both men and women.

Whereas, a 2011 study examined the use of ashwagandha for specific types of ED. This is called psychogenic ED, which is related to anxiety about sexual performance. In this study, out of 86 men with psychogenic ED, some were given ashwagandha and some were given a placebo for 60 days. At the end of the study, there was no significant difference between the effects of placebo and ashwagandha.

Ashwagandha is thought to work primarily by increasing nitric oxide levels in the body, which can help dilate blood vessels in the penis and improve blood flow. It also has anti-stress properties, which may be helpful for men who suffer from ED due to psychological factors.

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Ashwagandha is generally considered safe, but some people may experience the following side effects -

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If a person has the following type of problem, then he should take Ashwagandha only after asking the doctor -

  • Diabetes - Taking Ashwagandha can reduce the level of blood sugar.
  • Hyperthyroidism - Ashwagandha can increase thyroid hormone levels.
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding - Taking ashwagandha in this condition can be harmful to the unborn fetus. At the same time, there are no studies available on taking ashwagandha during breastfeeding.

Apart from all these, the doctor's advice must be taken before taking Ashwagandha even in case of autoimmune disease.

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Ashwagandha is available in a variety of forms, including capsules, powders, and tinctures. The typical dosage of ashwagandha for ED is 600-1200 mg daily, taken in divided doses throughout the day. Let us make it clear here that the physical condition of every person is different, so before consuming Ashwagandha, the advice of an Ayurvedic doctor must be taken. Seeing the condition of the patient, the doctor decides how much dosage he has to take in a day.

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Ashwagandha is a natural remedy, which may be effective in treating ED. It helps in reducing stress and anxiety by improving blood flow to the penis. Ashwagandha is generally safe for most people, but it may cause side effects in some individuals. It is important to talk to your doctor before taking Ashwagandha, especially if one is already taking medication or has a medical condition.

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Dr Prashant Kumar

Dr Prashant Kumar

Ayurveda
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Dr Rudra Gosai

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