When it comes to benefits of ashwagandha they are diverse in men and women. When conducted clinical trials on this herbal supplement, it has demonstrated number of properties which are really beneficial for medical field.
Ashwagandha is called as withania somnifera also known as Indian ginseng. This is because os its resembles with plant roots of ginseng. But it is not related to any of the ginseng whether Siberean, Asian or American. Ashwagandha is considered to be a distant relative of potatoes and tomatoes because they all belong to one family called nightshade or solanaceae family.
Ashwagandha has normalizing and rejuvenating health effects which is very similar to the effects exhibited by American and Asian ginseng. It can act as adaptogen which can be anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, and anticancer, cardioprotective and even hormone balancing capabilities.
In men it can exhibit unique benefits. Some of them are reduce cholesterol levels, improve cognitive abilities, combating chronic fatigue, reduced infertility symptoms and many others.
From many centuries people from different continents are using it in their medicine and it is considered very safe. Earlier it was famous only in Middle East, Africa and India. But today has gained popularity all over the world. Now it has become most demanding health product in the world.
Benefits for men:
This herbal supplementation is very effective in the treatment of infertility both in women and men. In men even though there may not be improvement in motility but they can experience increase sperm quantity as well as quality. In women it can reduce probabilities of miscarriage and it will exhibit symptoms of improvements in conception.
Increased libido is common among women and men. Ashwagandha is also effective to increase energy levels. Other benefits include increased athletic and sexual performance. It causes testosterone levels to increase.
Thyroid and ashwagandha:
Weight management and balanced energy levels are ensured by proper functioning of thyroid gland. But earlier thyroid functioning was neglected in men’s health. But now studies have shown that thyroid is the center for controlling hormonal levels in the body.
It works by making a direct association with pituitary gland and hypothalamus to control hormonal levels in whole body. Ashwagandha can increase the levels of T4 and T3 hormones and can indirectly regulate thyroid functions in the body. But when it comes to improving thyroid functions, ashwagandha’s effects are different in women and men. It increases only T4 hormone in women, but both Te and T4 levels are increased in men.
Still there are ongoing studies which are focusing on benefits of ashwagandha both in women and men. This comes with lot of medicinal properties which are very beneficial to the well being of humans. Some of them are cardioprotective, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, adaptogenic, antiobesity, immune boosting, and antioxidant. These benefits make this herbal medicine as one of the most versatile medicine which is known till date.
Before taking home based supplementations of ashwagandha targeting issues in men, one should discuss with doctor. Even though it is a herbal medicine which is considered very safe, there are chances that it can interact with other medications. These interactions can possible cause lot of negative effects.