Technical / White Paper
Ashwagandha and Men's Health
Sexual health is a multifaceted topic and there is never just one symptom or pathway to address for individuals experiencing sexual health issues; it just is not that simple. What was only spoken about under great discomfort, men’s sexual and urological health is now being spoken of openly, in the attempt to prevent or reduce issues. However, compared to women, they remain rather reluctant to generate these conversations. Optimal male sexual wellness encompasses sexual desire and the ability to obtain and sustain an erection. While physiology can influence both the desire for and the ability to have sex, mental health, and emotional factors also play important roles. Ashwagandha is one of the most revered plants in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. It is an adaptogen and belongs to an elite group of rejuvenating herbs called rasayanas. Rasayanas also work effectively as an aphrodisiac –- helping increase drive and desire as well as intensify sensual pleasure. According to the Ayurvedic philosophy, rasayanas bring a special kind of sexual energy into the body called Ojas which is the basis of sexual health.