Ashwagandha, often referred to as "Indian Ginseng", is an ancient Ayurvedic herb renowned for its possible anti-anxiety, anti-stress, and immune system enhancing properties. Scientific research supports its traditional use in Ayurvedic medicine for promoting strength, vitality, and overall well-being in both men and women.* [1]

Anxiety and Stress

Multiple studies have documented ashwagandha’s sustained anxiety-reducing effects in stressed - but otherwise healthy - adults. [2] [3] [4]

Stress Eating

Two studies found that ashwagandha supplementation effectively reduced stress-induced eating and unhealthy cravings while promoting healthy weight loss in stressed, overweight individuals. [5] [6]


Two studies reported improved sleep quality, reduced nighttime awakenings, and increased daytime alertness in healthy and insomniac subjects given ashwagandha for 8 weeks. [7] [2]

Sexual Health

Two studies revealed enhanced levels of sexual desire among men and women reporting symptoms of sexual dysfunction after 8 weeks of ashwagandha supplementation. [8] [9]

Immune Function

Ashwagandha has been documented to increase levels of biomarkers associated with innate and adaptive immunity. [10]

*Research discussed herein represent preliminary findings requiring additional and more rigorous evaluation before certain health claims can be made.


[1] Chandrasekhar K, Kapoor J, Anishetty S. A prospective, randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study of safety and efficacy of a high-concentration full-spectrum extract of ashwagandha root in reducing stress and anxiety in adults. Indian journal of psychological medicine. 2012;34(3):255-262. doi:

[2] Salve J, Pate S, Debnath K, Langade D. Adaptogenic and Anxiolytic Effects of Ashwagandha Root Extract in Healthy Adults: A Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Clinical Study. Cureus. 2019;11(12). doi:

[3] Andrade C, Aswath A, Chaturvedi SK, Srinivasa M, Raguram R. A double-blind, placebo-controlled evaluation of the anxiolytic efficacy ff an ethanolic extract of withania somnifera. Indian Journal of Psychiatry. 2000;42(3):295-301.

[4] K C, J K, S A. A Prospective, Randomized Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Safety and Efficacy of a High-Concentration Full-Spectrum Extract of Ashwagandha Root in Reducing Stress and Anxiety in Adults. Indian journal of psychological medicine. Published July 1, 2012.

[5] Choudhary D, Bhattacharyya S, Joshi K. Body Weight Management in Adults Under Chronic Stress Through Treatment With Ashwagandha Root Extract. Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine. 2017;22(1):96-106. doi:

[6] Ashwagandha Helps Manage Stress-Related Weight Gain. Accessed October 26, 2023.

[7] Langade D, Thakare V, Kanchi S, Kelgane S. Clinical evaluation of the pharmacological impact of ashwagandha root extract on sleep in healthy volunteers and insomnia patients: A double-blind, randomized, parallel-group, placebo-controlled study. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 2021;264:113276. doi:

[8] Dongre S, Langade D, Bhattacharyya S. Efficacy and Safety of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) Root Extract in Improving Sexual Function in Women: A Pilot Study. BioMed Research International. 2015;2015:1-9. doi:

[9] Chauhan S, Srivastava MK, Pathak AK. Effect of standardized root extract of ashwagandha ( Withania somnifera ) on well‐being and sexual performance in adult males: A randomized controlled trial. Health Science Reports. 2022;5(4). doi:

[10] Tharakan A, Shukla H, Benny IR, Tharakan M, George L, Koshy S. Immunomodulatory Effect of Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) Extract—A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Trial with an Open Label Extension on Healthy Participants. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2021;10(16):3644. doi:



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