Ashwagandha - Withania somnifera
Numerous scientific studies have lent credibility to the aphrodisiac qualities of Ashwagandha. These studies highlight its ability to improve sexual function and enhance libido. Interestingly, Ashwagandha affects men and women differently. In men, it has been linked to increased testosterone levels and improved fertility, while in women, it appears to enhance sexual arousal and lubrication.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) powder comes from the root of Withania somnifera shrub, a plant in the nightshade family. It's also known as Indian ginseng. According to traditional use in Asia powdered ashwagandha supports the body's endurance and resilience.
The powder can be combined with fresh fruit, capsuled or mixed with juice. One can also make tea.
Ashwagandha can be used daily, for an extended period of time. Use 0.25 gram twice a day before meals.