Ashwagandha, an herb also referred to as Indian Ginseng, may increase the body’s natural resistance to stress, anxiety and fatigue. Ashwagandha is an antioxidant that may support the immune system’s function and may also have antihistamine properties.
Studies have shown that Ashwagandha contains an ingredient that activates GABA receptors. (Stimulation or increases of GABA receptors usually have relaxing and stress-relieving effects).
Recent studies have shown Ashwagandha’s success in improving male fertility in cases where male infertility was due to stress.
Other studies have shown results with reduced oxidative stress and improved sperm count and motility. Testosterone levels were increased and prolactin decreased. High levels of prolactin can cause impotence and loss of libido.
Some lab tests of cancer cells have found that Ashwagandha might slow down their growth. Animal studies have shown Ashwagandha could boost the effects of radiation therapy.
Find out more about Ashwagandha from Dr. Mercola: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYjlciT0ou0