Benefits of Ashvagandha
- Ashvagandha promotes physical fitness
- Ashvagandha relieves stress
- Ashvagandha is a strong rejuvenative
- Ashvagandha supports a normal inflammatory response
- Ashvagandha promotes sound sleep
- Ashvagandha supports brain functions.
- Ashvagandha is a powerful aphrodisiac.
Directions for taking Himalaya Ashvagandha
1 or 2 capsules twice daily with meals. Allow several weeks for long lasting benefits. Natural products treat not just the symptoms but the body as a whole and take time for absorption and results.
Botanical Name: : WITHANIA SOMNIFERA
Family Name: : SOLANACEAE
Common Name: : WITHANIA, WINTER CHERRY, INDIAN WINTER CHERRY, INDIAN GINSENG, ASHWAGANDHA
Part Used : Root, Leaves
Ashvagandha is cultivated throughout drier parts of India. It is a plant in the same family as the tomato. It grows as a stout shrub that reaches a height of five feet (170 centimeters). Ashwaganda bears yellow flowers and red fruit which are berrylike in size and shape. It is Tonic, Abortifacient, Astringent, Deobstruent, Nervine, Aphrodisiac and Sedative. It is official Indian Pharmacoepeia. It is popularly known as Indian Ginseng. It gives vitality and vigour and helps in building greater endurance.
Ashvagandha in Sanskrit means " smelling like a horse ", probably originating from the odor of its fresh root which resembles that of a sweaty horse. Ashvagandha is a well known anti-stress herb. The species name somnifera
means "sleep-bearing" in Latin, indicating it was considered a sedative, but it has been also used for sexual vitality and as an adaptogen. It is also popularly known as Indian Ginseng. Active ingredient are withanolides, similar to ginsenosides of Asian ginseng
Ashvagandha in Ayurveda:
Ayurveda makes mention of Ashvagandha in the teachings of sage Punarvasu Atreya which goes back to over 4000 years. Ancient Ayurvedic texts including the Charaka and Sushruta Samhitas praise Ashvagandha as a tonic especially for emaciation in people of all ages including babies and enhancing the reproductive function of both men and women. It has also been used for inflammations and as a major tonic to counteract the ravages of aging and promote youthful longevity. Some of its other traditional uses have been as a mild purgative for chronic constipation and for the treatment of swollen glands.
Ashwagandha is ushan virya in potency, has laghu (light) and tickt (penetrating) properties. Contains tickt, katu and madhur rasa. As it is ushan virya in potency, it acts as vata suppressant. Therefore relieves from all the illness caused by vata dominance. Also because of its hot potency, it opposes the rise of kapha therefore it also acts in suppressing increased and unbalanced kapha dosha. Root is found to contain biochemical like cuseohygrine, anahygrine, tropine, and anaferine etc. it also contains glycosides, withenolide with starches and amino acid.
Pure Ashvagandha from Himalaya Herbals
Himalaya Ashvagandha is from the renowned Himalaya Herbals brand endorsed by over 250,000 doctors worldwide and used by customers in over 60 countries. Himalaya Herbals products have been researched clinically and standardized to guarantee bioequivalence. Bioequivalence refers to ensuring that the product on the market is equivalent to the one on which clinical trials were successfully conducted. Himalaya Herbal Healthcare uses chromatographic fingerprinting, one of the most sophisticated standardization techniques, to ensure consistent quality and performance
Ashvagandha Research and Clinical Studies
Ashvagandha has been subjected to many studies that show its benefits in relaxation and rejuvenation. Research papers on Ashwagandha's benefits on mental activity and cognition are available online
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