Ashwagandha is both a rasayana herb, meaning one that aids the quality of life and longevity, as well as an adaptogen, a herb that improves one’s ability to cope with stress. It also increases Nitric oxide production which is helpful in dilating blood vessels which is a key factor in maintaining penile erection, which explains its traditional use as a sexual rejuvenator.
Ashwagandha can be used in the following ways as a sexual rejuvenator:
. Increasing stamina and sperm count: Add Ashwagandha to one-fourth quantity of ghee (clarified butter) and grind it nicely. Store this in an air-tight container. Take 5 gm of this mixture with milk or lukewarm water for 1 month regularly.
. Impotency: Take 3-6 gms of Ashwagandha powder and sugar in equal proportions with milk every day.
. Erectile dysfunction, low libido, premature ejaculation: Ashwagandha mixed with ghee, sugar and honey acts as a good aphrodisiac and increases semen quality, sperm count and mobility.
The dosage and time period this can be taken depends on the level of damage present in the body and one’s age. However, adults are advised to take the medicine for at least 3 to 4 week’s continuously to realise the full benefits of the herb. For people over 40, Ashwagandha needs to be taken regularly from anywhere between 3-6 months. In case of prolonged medication, take ashwagandha for 6 weeks and give a break of about 10 days before starting the next dosage.