7 Amazing Ashwagandha Benefits For Sexual Health

by John Staughton (BASc, BFA) last updated -

The ashwagandha benefits for sexual health in men and women are impressive, so adding this legendary Indian herb to your health regimen in a very good idea.

What is Ashwagandha?

Ashwagandha is a nightshade plant scientifically known as Withania somnifera and is a popular element of Ayurvedic medicine. It is known to have a number of health effects, including anti-inflammatory, adaptogenic and healing properties. Various parts of the plant are used for health purposes, including the root and leaves, and even the berries of the plant are sometimes eaten as a nutrient-dense fruit. Whether you are using fresh ashwagandha or a supplement, the benefits for sexual health can help both men and women in various ways. [1]

Sexual Health Benefits for Men

The amazing ashwagandha benefits for sexual health in men include a boost in sperm count, sex drive, and testosterone levels.


A close-up picture of ashwagandha and ashwagandha powder

Due to the plethora of health benefits it provides, ashwagandha is known as the king of Ayurvedic herbs. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

If you ever struggle to “last” in the bedroom, the circulation-stimulating effects of ashwagandha can help you increase your sexual endurance. [2]

Stress Levels

High stress can make sexual performance very difficult, and may even lead to erectile dysfunction. Ashwagandha has certain adaptogens that can teach your body to handle stress better. [3]


The hormonal effects of this herb mean that your testosterone levels will increase, thus boosting energy levels and libido.

Sperm Count

If you are trying to conceive a child, low sperm count can be a major roadblock, but the stimulating effects of this herb can boost sperm count and make you more viable. [4]

Sex Drive

Between increasing circulation and libido, as well as affecting hormone levels, this herb can generally make your interest in sex increase.

Sexual Health Benefits for Women

In women, ashwagandha can help to balance hormones and increase sexual desire.


When women go through menopause, the drop in estrogen levels can be intense, resulting in any number of side effects, but this Ayurvedic herb can help balance estrogen levels and soothe side effects of this change. [5]

Sex Drive

If you are a woman who is struggling to become aroused or have lost the feeling of your normal sex drive, try ashwagandha supplements to reinvigorate your life. [6]

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John Staughton is a traveling writer, editor, publisher and photographer with English and Integrative Biology degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana (USA). He co-founded the literary journal, Sheriff Nottingham, and now serves as the Content Director for Stain’d Arts, a non-profit based in Denver, Colorado. On a perpetual journey towards the idea of home, he uses words to educate, inspire, uplift and evolve.

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