• Author: Akshi Khandelwal

Ashwagandha : King of herbs

Ashwagandha :  King of herbs

Ashwagandha is one of the most potent herbs in Ayurveda. It has manifold health benefits, and is very versatile when it comes to developing herbal formulations. It works wonders even when consumed alone. This is primarily because it works deep within the body tissues and the nervous system, and hence improves overall functioning of the body. Nevertheless, it is advisable that one takes it under the guidance of an ayurveda doctor or an experienced ayurveda practitioner to attain maximum benefits.

It has a good effect on the neuro-endocrine system, and can prove to be very effective for hormonal imbalances. Subsequently, it can help with infertility, arthritis, digestive issues, stress, insomnia, depression and other mental disorders. It is also very helpful with neuro-degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Ashwagandha is an aphrodisiac, and therefore, boosts energy levels and vitality in the body.

It tends to subside Vata and Kapha doshas, and increases Pitta dosha. However, when used in treatment it works on the body holistically. Therefore, it is good for bone health and heart health. It helps in combating joint pain & inflammation, and can help treat high cholesterol levels. This herb is rich in antibacterial and antiviral properties and has also proven to have anticancer properties.

Even though the whole plant of Ashwagandha possesses medicinal properties, the roots are the most used part for developing formulations and are found to be the most effective. The roots of Ashwagandha plant are loaded with essential volatile oils, amino acids and alkaloids and have antidepressant, anti diabetic, anthelmintic properties that help with fatigue, constipation, digestive issues, diabetes, neural problems or even skin disorders.

One of the simplest ways to include Ashwagandha in daily diet is by adding a teaspoonful of Ashwagandha powder to a warm glass of milk, before going to bed. This helps in calming Vata dosha, induces relaxation and gives a good sleep. This can set your waking and sleeping patterns and cycles in place. It has also shown to help with weight gain and increases the total protein in the body. Ashwagandha powder or herb can also be used in teas. One can also have capsules on a daily basis to boost their overall health and bodily functions.

Including Ashwagandha in your daily diet in powder form or in capsule or in your drink can elevate your mood levels, boost metabolism and immunity, and keep you relaxed and fit.

Do try our products: Ratri Chai and Coronafly capsules. These have powders of roots of Ashwagandha present in them as an important ingredient that provide manifold benefits to health, especially when blended with Black pepper or Pippali, since the latter works as a catalyst and accelerates the bioavailability of the herb.

Further, Ashwagandha lehyam, a gel paste like preparation and Ashwagandha arishtam, a decoction based preparation are some of the classical Ayurvedic medicines that are particularly effective in boosting overall health of the body and mind, can help in coping with daily stress, general weakness or debility and improve thinking and cognitive ability.

Including Ashwagandha in your daily diet in powder form or in capsule or in your drink can elevate your mood levels, boost metabolism and immunity, and keep you relaxed and fit!

Do try our products: Ratri Chai and Coronafly capsules. These have powders of roots of Ashwagandha present in them as an important ingredient that provide manifold benefits to health, especially when blended with Black pepper or Pippali, since the latter works as a catalyst and accelerates the goodness of Ashwagandha.
 


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