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ASHWAGANDHA (WITHANIA SOMNIFERA): BOOST TESTOSTERONE AND INCREASE FERTILITY IN MEN

Raju K. Dhavale*, H.V. Kamble, Ashvini Andhale, Santosh Waghmare

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine and it's well known for its rejuvenating and adaptogenic properties. It is a suppliment may have powerful effect on testosterone levels and reproductive health, regulating the immune system, relieving stress, increasing energy levels and improving concentration. It has gained a solid reputation for boosting testosterone. In studies have shown that supplimentation with Ashwagandha in men led to a significant increase in testosterone levels, improve sperm quality and higher anti-oxidant levels. Infertility affects 15% of all couples, and approximately 50% of these have an abnormality detectable in the male partner as the couse of infertility. W. somnifera hase been shown to inhibit lipid peroxidation in stress-induced animals. Earlier studies have shown that aqueous extract of this plant elicits changes in pituitary gonadotropins. W. somnifera induced testicular development and spermatogenesis in immature Wistar rats by directly affecting the somniferous tubules. Ashwagandha has been found to inhibit lipid peroxidation, improve sperm count and motility and regulate reproductive hormone levels.

Keywords: Withania somnifera, Testosterone hormone, Male infertility, Semen quality.

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