Are there ashwagandha benefits for women?

This question is about Nutrition

Sarah Achleithner

Studies show that ashwagandha has numerous benefits for women, including increased arousal and improved sexual satisfaction [


]. Another small clinical study suggests ashwagandha supplementation may alleviate mild to moderate symptoms of perimenopause, the time during which your body makes the natural transition to menopause [



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  1. Dongre, S., Langade, D., & Bhattacharyya, S. (2015). Efficacy and safety of ashwagandha (withania somnifera) root extract in improving sexual function in women: A pilot study. BioMed Research International, 2015, 1–9.


  2. Gopal, S., Ajgaonkar, A., Kanchi, P., Kaundinya, A., Thakare, V., Chauhan, S., & Langade, D. (2021). Effect of an ashwagandha (withania somnifera) root extract on climacteric symptoms in women during perimenopause: A randomized, double‐blind, placebo‐controlled study. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, 47(12), 4414–4425.