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Ashwagandha(Withania Somnifera): Uses, Side Effects, Dosing

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), also known as “Indian Winter cherry” or Indian Ginseng,” is an evergreen shrub that’s found in India, Africa and parts of the Middle East.

Ashwagandha has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine to increase energy, improve overall health and reduce inflammation, pain and anxiety.

Ashwagandha is an evergreen shrub that grows in Asia and Africa. It is commonly used for stress. There is little evidence for its use as an “adaptogen.”

Ashwagandha contains chemicals that might help calm the brain, reduce swelling, lower blood pressure, and alter the immune system.

Ashwagandha(Withania Somnifera)

Synonyms Of Ashwagandha

Scientific Name: Withania Somnifera

Family: Solanaceae

Sanskrit Name: Ashwagandha

OTHER NAME(S): 

Ajagandha, Amangura, Amukkirag, Asan, Asana, Asgand, Asgandh, Asgandha, Ashagandha, Ashvagandha, Ashwaganda, Ashwanga, Asoda, Asundha, Asvagandha, Aswagandha, Avarada, Ayurvedic Ginseng, Cerise d’Hiver, Clustered Wintercherry, Ghoda Asoda, Ginseng Ayurvédique, Ginseng Indien, Hayahvaya, Indian Ginseng, Kanaje Hindi, Kuthmithi, Orovale, Peyette, Physalis somnifera, Samm Al Ferakh, Samm Al Rerakh, Sogade-Beru, Strychnos, Turangi-Ghanda, Vajigandha, Winter Cherry, Withania, Withania somnifera.

10 Benefits Of Ashwagandha

1. Beneficial For Tumours

Ashwagandha eliminates excessive Kapha and Vata, due to this property Ashwagandha act anti- tumour, Withania roots caused the inhibitory effect of about 49% on colony forming efficiency of CHO cells. It inhibits the cell growth and prevents the cell attachment.

2. Good For Heart

Because of its work on Kapha and Vata Ashwagandha eliminates excessive fat from blood, improves cardiac muscle tone, improves cardiac blood circulation, Ashwagandha reduces Vata related Cardiac Pain

3. Solution For Infertility

Ashwagandha Milk improves sexual ability, good for healthy sperms, improves sperm count, improves uterine function, regulate menstruation

4. Good For Repeated Miscarriage

10-15 ml Ashwagandha leaf juice with milk during first 4 months of pregnancy reduces Repeated Miscarriages

5. Arthritis

Anti-Inflammatory property of Ashwagandha reduces arthritis pain, good for muscles and joints, beneficial for bone health

6. Back Pain

Regeneration Property of Ashwagandha heals to degenerated spinal cord and reduces cervical problems, lumbar problems

7. Sterility

Ashwagandha improves sperm count, beneficial for quality and quantity of sperm, also improves sexual ability

8. Anti inflammatory

As per Ayurveda texts Ashwagandha act on Kapha And Vata, because of this property Ashwagandha reduces inflamation

9. Reduce Stress

Taking ashwagandha by mouth seems to help reduce stress in some people. It might also help reduce stress-related weight gain.

10. Rejuvenator (Rasayan)

Ashwagandha is a world famous rejuvenator, it works on a intracellular level.

Dose

Root Powder: 2-5 gms with milk

Leaf juice: 5-10 ml of Ashwagandha Leaf Juice with Luke warm water or milk

(Dosing may vary, Kindly Consult with Ayurveda consultant)

Side-Effects

Large doses of ashwagandha might cause stomach upset, diarrhoea and vomiting.

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Summary
Ashwagandha is a very good Rejuvenator

Article by Dr.Milind Kumavat M.D. (AYURVEDA)

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