The various benefits of the Ashwagandha herb

Ashwagandha is a plant but it is basically the roots and berries that are used to make medicine as well as supplements. This herb has lots of beneficial uses with regards to anxiety, arthritis, insomnia (trouble in sleeping), leukodema (a condition marked by white patchiness), tumors, menstrual problems, hiccups, chronic liver disease, fibromyalgia, tuberculosis, etc. It is also used as an adaptogen so as to help the body cope in terms of daily stress.

Some of the people even use ashwagandha for improving thinking ability and decreasing pain as well as swelling (inflammation) and at the same time preventing the effects of aging. It is also used for the treatment of fertility problems in men and women and at the same time increase sexual desire. It is applied to the skin for treating wounds one-sided paralysis (hemiplegia) and backache.

Ashwagandha is taken from Sanskrit and is a combination of the words asva meaning horse and gandha meaning smell. The root is known to have a strong aroma that resembles the smell of a sweaty horse. In Ayurveda as well as the Unani system of medicine, Aswagandha is described as “Indian Ginseng”. It has also been traditionally used in African medicine for the treatment of variety ailments.

This herb is known to have chemicals that calm the brain, reduce inflammation (swelling), alter the immune system and lower blood pressure. Other uses are explained below.ashvagandha

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Inflammation (swelling)
  • Stress
  • Ulcerations
  • Inducing vomiting
  • Preventing the signs of aging
  • Infertility
  • Liver problems
  • Tuberculosis
  • Altering immune system function
  • Preventing the signs of aging
  • Other conditions

The appropriate dozing of Ashwagandha will depend on a number of factors such as health, age and many other conditions. It is better that you take this herb at the behest of a certified Ayurvedic practitioner. He/she only will be able to recommend the correct dosage. Other than that, Himalaya Ashwagandha is completely safe and effective. Use it without any worries.


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