Ashwagandhadi Churna is an aphrodisiac and adaptogenic ayurvedic medicine. It restores energy level, enhances stamina, relieves stress, improves physical endurance, and increases sexual performance. It is generally used for the treatment of diseases of the male reproductive system in Ayurvedic Medicine.
It increases volume of seminal fluid, treats erectile dysfunction, improves the quality of semen and health of its components. It also increases sperm count by stimulating spermatogenesis. Therefore, it is beneficial for patients suffering from infertility, oligospermia, impaired spermatogenesis, defective quality of spermatozoa, reduced spermatic motility, hypospermia, and premature ejaculation.
- 1 Ingredients (Composition)
- 2 Medicinal Properties
- 3 Ayurvedic Properties
- 4 Therapeutic Indications
- 5 Ashwagandhadi Churna Benefits & Medicinal Uses
- 6 Ashwagandhadi Churna Dosage
- 7 Safety Profile
- 8 Side Effects
- 9 Contraindications
- 10 Reference
Ashwagandhadi Churna Contains:
|Ashwagandha – Withania Somnifera||1 Part|
|Vidhara – Argyreia Speciosa||1 Part|
Ashwagandhadi Churna has following healing properties.
- Libido booster
- Ergogenic – enhancing physical performance (e.g. of a sportsperson)
- Uterine Tonic
|RASA (Taste)||Mainly TIKTA (Bitter) and KATU (Pungent)|
|GUNA (Main Quality)||LAGHU (Light), SNIGADH or SNEHA (Unctuous or Oily)|
|VIRYA (Potency)||USHNA (Hot)|
|VIPAKA (Resultant)||MADHURA (Sweet)|
|Main Action||Spermatogenic & Aphrodisiac|
|DOSHA KARMA (Effect on Humor)||Reduces VATA DOSHA & Pacifies KAPHA DOSHA|
|Dhatu (Tissue) Effect||All – RASA, RAKTA, MAMSA, MEDAS, ASTHI, MAJJA AND SHUKRA|
Ashwagandhadi Churna is the most suitable medicine for people with Vata Disorders. It reduces Vata Dosha and pacifies Kapha Dosha. However, it is not too hot, but still, it can increase Pitta Dosha when taken in a larger dose. However, it pacifies Kapha Dosha, but it also has a strengthening action and increases body weight. It is also an excellent ayurvedic medicine for weight gain.
Ashwagandhadi Churna is helpful in following health conditions.
- Oligospermia – insufficient sperm count
- Hypospermia – low ejaculate (or semen) volume, less than 1.5 ml
- Watery and thin semen
- Asthenozoospermia (asthenospermia) – reduced spermatic motility – poor sperm movement
- Teratospermia (teratozoospermia) – defective or abnormal spermatic morphology – abnormal sperm shape
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Premature Ejaculation
- Idiopathic female infertility
- Frequency urination
- Cardiac weakness
Ashwagandhadi Churna Benefits & Medicinal Uses
Ashwagandhadi Churna is formulated for men’s health problems. It is also an excellent medicine for endometritis. Both ingredients of this churna reduce inflammation of uterine lining and provide strength to the uterine muscles. It is also beneficial in idiopathic female infertility.
Vidhara and Ashwagandha both have potent spermatogenic effects. Therefore, Ashwagandhadi Churna is also used for treating oligospermia (low sperm count).
Ashwagandha in it improves spermatogenesis (sperm production) by increasing the level of interstitial cell-stimulating hormone and inducing nitric oxide synthase. It increases sperm count, sperm motility, and semen volume. (1, 2, 3)
Ashwagandha in it meliorates fructose in semen content. It increases the level of antioxidants including Vitamin A, C and E. It also improves serum level of testosterone and luteinizing hormone (LH). (4)
Vidhara also has similar effects and assist Ashwagandha to improve spermatogenesis, so it improves sperm count. It also improves sperm motility. It increases serum testosterone level and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). It increases the activity of amylase and maltase in seminal fluid. (5)
Overall, Ashwagandhadi Churna is useful in the treatment of oligospermia (low sperm count), hypospermia (low volume of semen), watery and thin semen, asthenozoospermia (reduced spermatic motility), and teratospermia (abnormal sperm shape). In all these conditions, it works in similar way as explained above.
Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
Vidhara and Ashwagandha both ingredients have erectogenic and performance booster characteristics. Therefore, Ashwagandhadi Churna helps to treat erectile dysfunction. It also helps to sustain a longer erection, improves blood circulation to the penile tissue, and makes it firm for a longer duration. In conclusion, Ashwagandhadi Churna treats ED and improves men’s performance by sustaining a longer erection.
For best results, some of the following medicines can also be used along with Ashwagandhadi Churna.
- Majun Salab
- Chlorophytum Borivilianum
- Vasant Kusumakar Ras
- Chandraprabha Vati
- Mucuna Pruriens (Velvet Bean)
- Musli Pak
- Siddha Makardhwaj
- Makardhwaj Vati
Ashwagandhadi Churna also helps to sustain an erection as discussed above. It provides good results when it is used along with Jaiphal (Nutmeg) and Javitri (Mace) or Jatiphaladi Vati (Stambhak). Kamini Vidrawan Ras can also be used, but it will only provide short-term benefits.
Ashwagandha and Vidhara both alleviate the inflammation of the lining of the uterus. Along with Chandraprabha Vati, Ashwagandhadi Churna is helpful for treating endometritis.
Idiopathic female infertility
Ashwagandhadi Churna is a good uterine tonic. It provides strength the female reproductive organs including uterus and ovaries. It helps in appropriate Kapha build-up in the uterus and stimulates proper maturation of egg cells into follicles. It reduces uterine weakness and supports a pregnancy. In such case, it should be given along with equal amount of Misri and a cup of warm milk. It is also helpful in cases of recurrent miscarriage and can be used as Ashwagandha Ksheer Pak.
Loss of Libido
Mental stress is a common factor responsible for declining of sex drive and loss of pleasure in physical relations. The anxiety of poor performance can also contribute to loss of libido. Ashwagandha in Ashwagandhadi Churna improves libido by reducing stress and anxiety. It also strengthens adrenal gland, which makes it combat stress. Along with Vidhara, it also increases virility and improves men’s performance.
Note: Ashwagandha in natural form improves libido. Ashwagandhadi Churna contains Ashwagandha in its natural form. Some studies suggested Ashwagandha root extract, which is an unnatural form, might decrease libido. Therefore, the unnatural form of Ashwagandha should not be used. (6)
Ashwagandhadi Churna Dosage
The dosage of Ashwagandhadi Churna may vary according to the age, health condition and body weight of the patient. Here is the general dosage of Ashwagandhadi Churna is given:
|Maximum Possible Dosage||12 grams Per Day (in divided doses)|
How to Take
|How many times should I take?||2 to 3 times a day|
|When should I take?||On empty stomach in the morning and at night|
|Suitability acc. to Body Type (Prakriti)||Mostly suitable for people with Vata Body Type and Kapha Body Type|
|Suitable for Vikriti Dosha (Use)||Increased or aggravated Vata Dosha|
|Unsuitable for Vikriti Dosha (Precaution)||It is used along with milk, which prevents it to increase Pitta Dosha. However, if one still feels the excess heat in the body, it might not be suitable for him.|
|Shelf Life||1 Year|
|Expiration Date (after opening)||Best to consume within 3 months|
|How long can I take?||3 to 6 months – as recommended by an ayurvedic practitioner.|
Ashwagandhadi Churna is LIKELY SAFE & WELL TOLERATED in the most people when above points are considered wisely and taken as per its indications in appropriate dosage under professional supervision.
There are no side effects reported with Ashwagandhadi Churna. However, some people with Pitta Body Type can experience excess heat in the body when they take it with water.
There are no absolute contraindications for Ashwagandhadi Churna.
- Sharangdhar Samhita, Madhyam Khanda, Chapter 6, Verse: 158-159 (Ashwagandhadi Churna)
- Bharat Bhaishajya Ratnakar – 84