Ashwagandha – Indian Ginseng – A Gift of Ayurveda

The health applications for ashwagandha in traditional Indian and Ayurvedic medicine are extensive.

Ashwagandha has been highly prized as a treatment for impotence, stress, infertility and arthritis. The shoots and seeds of the plant are also used in India as food, and to thicken milk.

In the West, researchers have focused on isolating the one or two active ingredients in each herb. In the ayurvedic tradition, however, the entire plant is used on the assumption that all the compounds in a plant are meant to work together. Latest researches reveal that Ashwagandha, if given in proper dose, can restore the neurotransmitters and hence can be useful in various mental disorders. Ashwagandha can be used by both men and women and it acts to calm the mind and promote sound, restful sleep. Because of its wide range of activity on many different body systems, Ashwagandha has long been reputed to be an overall tonic that can promote health and vitality, much like ginseng.


A unique herb with anti-stress adaptogenic action which increases physiological endurance and protects against effects of stress. It is especially beneficial in stress related disorders such as hypertension, diabetes, and premature aging.

Health Benefits

* Stress Care

* Physical Fitness

* Hypertension


1. General debility

2. As a daily health supplement to cope with life’s daily stress

3. In the prevention and treatment of many stress related diseases like arteriosclerosis, premature aging, arthritis, diabetes, hypertension and malignancy

4. As an aphrodisiac

While the bounty from Ayurveda includes wonderful herbs like Brahmi, Tulasi, Neem and Triphala, Ashwagandha stands out for its extensive health benefits.

It is highly recommended as a Daily Health supplement, regardless of age and gender.

To maintain well balanced daily health, a dosage of one tablet twice daily is recommended. In individual cases where the individual is experiencing high level of stress, anxiety and fatigue the dosage can be doubled.

Ashwagandha can also be taken to taper of regular anxiety drugs like Prozac

Also called: Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal, Winter Cherry/Ashwagandha, Ashvagandha.

The word Ashwaganda literally means “the sweat of a horse” indicating that one who takes it would have the strength and sexual vitality of a horse.

Any Herbal supplement will take time to show any results. It usually takes 3-4 weeks for any progress to show. Pure herbs like Ashwagandha are advised for daily intake and restore a healthy balance after 3-4 months of regular treatment.

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Ashwagandha can also be taken along with Amla (richest natural source of Vitamin C) and Guduchi to fight infections.

Amla – Amalaki has the richest source of natural Vitamin C. It is a natural anti-oxidant that Detoxifies and Rejuvenates the Body. It is an extremely useful Ayurvedic herb, that has been traditionally used to improved digestion and elimination, while nourishing and strengthening the body.

By: Neal

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