In Ayurveda, Ashwagandha is one of the main rasayana, that is, rejuvenating product. Regardless of age, it is recommended to consume it, as ginseng is also recommended to strengthen the body and as a stress relief in adulthood.
An adaptogenic herb that relieves physical and psychological stress while boosting the immune system. Those plants are classified as adaptogens which are non-toxic, constantly having a normalizing effect on the psychological functioning of the individual, and also normalize bodily functions regardless of the individual’s condition, i.e. they correct both over-and under-functioning within the body.
All these beneficial effects are exerted without disrupting and/or harming the body. The use of rejuvenating cures in traditional Ayurveda is done not only in general, but the application of certain plants is also specifically related to certain physical functions. Ashwagandha has been used for centuries in feeding sexual energies and maintaining libido at a healthy level.
What does it consist of?
The preparation Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) is none other than the dried and ground form of the root of the abovementioned plant.
General effects of Ashwagandha based on Ayurvedic observations:
- Strengthens the body, the nervous system
- Accelerates recovery in a dehydrated, weakened body
- Stress reliever and anxiolytic
- Improves memory
- Intake with an acidic carrier (e.g. milk, honey, fruit juice) may induce increased erections
- When overeating, the body reacts with increased need for sleep
- Counters the adverse side effects of chemotherapy
It has a beneficial effect in the treatment of the following symptoms/diseases:
- Premature aging
- Rheumatic disorders
- Nervous exhaustion
- Senile weakness
- Pathological thinness
- Anxiety, depression
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