When things get a little bumpy in the bedroom, and the brain is ready but the body won’t cooperate, it seems like the guys always have plenty of natural choices to help get things rolling again.
But the ladies are often left out in the cold when it comes to sexual satisfaction.
Well not anymore. A study published in the journal BioMed Research International has revealed details on an herbal supplement so powerful it managed to boost women’s sexual function in just about every way it can be measured.
We already knew that ashwagandha, an herb often used in Ayurvedic medicine, effects our GABA receptors and can help promote a sense of calm and balance. That’s why the herb is often used to help relieve insomnia, anxiety and stress.
Ashwagandha increases strength & virility in men
And the literal translation of its Sanskrit name, “smell of the horse,” hints at its other common use, which is to help give men the strength and virility of a horse in the bedroom and beyond.
But this was the first time a well-designed, randomized, placebo-controlled double- blind human study (in other words the very best kind) has looked into the effects of the herb specifically on women’s sexual satisfaction.
In the eight-week-long study healthy women took 300 mg of ashwagandha extract twice a day.
Before the supplementation started, and again at the end of the study, the volunteers took a standard questionnaire that’s designed to test sexual function called the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI).
The FTFI is one of the most thorough and detailed tools we have for measuring female sexual response and the results were pretty dramatic.
Improved women’s sexual satisfaction
When the ladies answered questions about their sexual experiences while taking the supplement it soon became clear that the herb was what many women who have been frustrated with their less than stellar sex lives have been looking for.
The ashwagandha extract was able to help boost sexual interest, arousal in the moment, increase lubrication (a HUGE relief for many women who suffer from a lack of lubrication as they get older) and it gave the women more ability to reach an orgasm.
In other words, ashwagandha had improved the ladies entire sexual experience from beginning to end. And with results like those it wasn’t at all surprising that the women’s sexual satisfaction score skyrocketed on the FTSI questionnaire.
There are two likely reasons why the root extract was so successful in raising women’s satisfaction.
Stress relief & testosterone behind the bedroom boost
The first has to do with those ashwagandha stress-relieving benefits we mentioned earlier. When ladies have trouble in the bedroom—such as staying aroused, lubricated or reaching orgasm—they’re often related to stress.
Ashwagandha can help take the edge off allowing a woman to finally relax, let go and enjoy the sexual encounter more.
And the second reason why ashwagandha gave ladies such a boost in the bedroom, according to the researchers, likely has to do with the herb’s role in helping to boost testosterone levels.
Although people tend to think of testosterone as the “male hormone,” both men and women’s bodies produce it. When a woman’s body doesn’t produce enough testosterone, however, she can experience sexual dysfunction.
Ashwagandha could help lift her testosterone levels and naturally boost her bedroom satisfaction.
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“Clinical Study: Efficacy and Safety of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) Root Extract in Improving Sexual Function in Women: A Pilot Study,” BioMed Research International, Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 284154
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