Clinical Evaluation of the Spermatogenic Activity of the Root Extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) in Oligospermic Males: A Pilot Study

  title={Clinical Evaluation of the Spermatogenic Activity of the Root Extract of Ashwagandha
(Withania somnifera) in Oligospermic Males: A Pilot Study},
  author={Vijay R. Ambiye and Deepak G. Langade and Swati Dongre and Pradnya Aptikar and Madhura Kulkarni and Atul Dongre},
  booktitle={Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM},
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) has been described in traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine as an aphrodisiac that can be used to treat male sexual dysfunction and infertility. This pilot study was conducted to evaluate the spermatogenic activity of Ashwagandha root extract in oligospermic patients. Forty-six male patients with oligospermia (sperm count < 20 million/mL semen) were enrolled and randomized either to treatment (n = 21) with a full-spectrum root extract of Ashwagandha (675 mg/d in… CONTINUE READING
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