Ashwagandha is also known as Winter Cherry.
Parts used: Roots and Leaves
Tissues: Acts upon all tissues
Systems: Reproductive, tonic, aphrodisiac, nervine, sedative, analgesic, anabolic, astringent, alterative, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulator, adaptogen.
Properties: Rejuvenative, tonic, aphrodisiac, nervine, sedative, analgesic, anabolic, astringent, alterative, anti-inflammatory.
Ashwagandha name has been derived from Sanskrit word that means “the smell of a horse.” (Ashwa means Horse and Gandha means Smell)
Thanks to strong order of the fresh root, which has a similar smell to that of horse urine.
10 benefits of Ashwagandha in short:
1. Improves the sexual desire and enhances fertility.
2. Strengthens the muscles and bones.
3. Boosts vata, pitta, and ama formation.
4. Reduces mental and physical fatigue.
5. Helps in Depression and other anxiety related problems.
6. Boost concentration and memory.
7. Helpful in boosting milk production for women.
8. Provides relief in Insomnia.
9. Helpful in the treatment of skin related diseases.
10. Helpful in tuberculosis and cancer.
It’s likewise considered to present the sexual vitality of a horse and is often used for infertility.
It’s regarded as one of the best nutritive tonics for vata, but may increase pitta and ama in excess.
It improves the tone and quality of the muscles and feeds the bone, marrow, and sensory tissue.
Ashwagandha is a decent herb for expanding the amount and nature of the regenerative tissue, and in addition the blood supply and tone of the reproductive organs.
It adjusts hormone levels and is viewed as extraordinary compared to other male reproductive tonics, since it eases conditions such as, spermatorrhea, impotence, premature ejaculation, and nocturnal emission.
For enlarged prostate, it combines well with herbs like saw palmetto, gokshura, and shilajit.
It adjusts and directs the immune system and recharges vitality from general anxiety, exhaust, maturity, or weakening and squandering illnesses, such as cancer and tuberculosis.
Here, in the post from NCBI, it’s scientifically proven that Ashwagandha has therapeutic benefits.
It quiets and supports the psyche and sensory system, so it is very valuable for treating a sleeping disorder and anxious pressure, particularly when taken as a hot tea or milk decoction just before resting.
It promotes clarity, concentration, memory in the young and old alike.
In view of its vata pacifying effect on the muscles and sensory system, it is utilized as a part of the treatment of rheumatism, neurosis, parkinson’s disease, muscular dystrophy, paralysis, multiple sclerosis, and so forth.
In neurological diseases, it often combines well with atmagupta, vacha, bala, and saraswata churna.
It is a good tonic for weakness during pregnancy in mild doses of 1/2 tsp, twice daily, as larger doses may cause uterine contractions.
After labor, it can be utilized to stimulate the flow of breast milk and can be joined with equal parts of shatavari, fennel, and licorice. And then, taken as a milk decoction or in high temp water.
Due to its sattwic quality, ashwagandha has long been used by yogis to help increase and transform shukra/arthava tissue into ojas, thus promoting spiritual energy and enhancing meditative power.
If there is no regular, active yogic practices, then it may just increase the sexual energy and desire.
Topically, a paste of the green root or crisp leaves can give alleviation to scrofula, bubbles, and glandular or rheumatic swellings.
Other uses of Ashwagandha include vata types of asthma characterized by wheezing and bronchial spasm, and hypertension, associated with anxiety, nervousness, and fear.
Furthermore, it is valuable in treating autoimmune diseases, cardiac weakness, anemia, and skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis.
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